Fishing in Scotland
Scotland is home to some of the finest fishing in Europe attracting anglers from all over world.
With over 6,000 lochs, hundreds of rivers and an extensive coastline Scotland offers one the very best destinations to go on a fishing holiday. Whatever your interest there is a great deal of variety which will suit everyone and provide a great challenge and an extensive choice of options.
Waterside Breaks can offer a wide selection of cottages and lodges which either offer doorstep fishing or provide the ideal base to head off and find the very best fishing spots for you and your group to enjoy.
There are many idyllic cottages and cosy log cabins adjacent to popular rivers, canals, freshwater lochs and sea lochs. Popular locations include Loch Tay, Loch Awe, Oban and the famous salmon rivers including the Dee, Spay, Tay and further south the River Tweed.
The scenery in Scotland provides a spectacular backdrop whether you are sea fishing, salmon fishing, coarse or trout fishing. Fishing tuition and helpful ghillies may be available on location or nearby and are often worth booking up in advance to make the most of your stay. Many have learnt fly fishing whilst staying in Scotland and stay ‘hooked’ thereafter, coming back year after year!
Fishing licenses and permits are required for certain stretches of water in Scotland and do look out for seasonal fishing and local bylaws. The salmon season runs from mid January through to November and the brown trout from March to October.
World Class Fishing Right on your Doorstep
Scotland offers some of the best trout fishing in Europe. Almost all lochs in Scotland offer good trout fishing. Dependent upon your choice of species of trout, the lochs, rivers and streams of Scotland offer extensive wild brown trout and the migratory sea trout. Local fisheries offer options for rainbow trout too.
Fishing for salmon is generally by fly only. With the annual migration of the Atlantic Salmon to the Scottish rivers attracts keen fly fishermen from all over the world, particularly as most of the best salmon rivers are set in some of the most scenic parts of the Scottish countryside.
With well over 7,000 miles of shoreline Scotland offers a superb sea fishing whether it be from the shore or boat. Mackerel, cod and pollock and even bass can be caught inshore. Charter boats will take you out further for the larger prizes where whiting, haddock, coalfish and ling can be caught. On the West Coast many go out for to fish for giant skate and spotted dogfish.
Top locations such as Loch Awe and Loch Lomond offer excellent pike fishing but the many inland lochs are ideal for coarse fishing of all types. Carp, perch, roach, bream and tench are all available and carp fishing is becoming increasingly popular too. Many holiday cottage and lodge locations enable to drop your line in from the waters edge, relax and enjoy your days fishing with the comforts of your holiday home nearby.
Staying in Scotland is easy, particularly in a holiday cottage or loch side cabin where self catering gives you the freedom to come and go as you wish. Short breaks are available all year round and can easily accommodate your group or family. Many location can offer boat hire giving you the ultimate freedom to enjoy your days fishing. Waterside Breaks can offer a great choice of Scottish holiday lodges and cottages which are ideal for fishing holidays.
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