Fishing in Scotland

Scotland without doubt offers the best options of fishing in the UK, with over seven thousand miles of coast line and over six thousand lochs, ranging from small hill lochs offering wild brown trout fishing to some of the largest freshwater bodies in the UK with fishing for fresh water salmon, sea salmon, sea trout, artic char, ferrox trout, brown trout, grayling, pike, perch and chubb....and with sea fishing stations and charter boats in abundance you can enjoy a productive fishing holiday almost anywhere in Scotland.

All Scotland's east coast rivers continue to benefit from the buy-out of the drift-nets and these salmon rivers have become very productive again over the past few years.

Habitat improvements, catch & release and increased stocking have all contributed to this most welcome revival. As always Scotland remains a top venue for trout fishing, whether on stocked waters or for wild brownies and sea trout. Wild brown trout fishing is excellent from May onwards, once fish have regained condition from the winter. There is no better place to experience this type of fishing than the hill lochs and rivers of the Scottish Highlands and islands.

There are also very few places in Scotland where you are not within easy reach of one of the hundreds of commercial fisheries, predominantly offering rainbow trout fishing, but an increasing number of the fisheries are now introducing additional species such as blues and steelheads and coarse species such as carp, tench and perch. In addition there are more than a 100 quality salmon and trout rivers throughout Scotland.

Fishing in Scotland

Fishing at dawn

Fishing in Scotland Trolling from a boat

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