Scotland has to be one of the most idyllic and satisfying areas to fish, we have a range of fishing opportunities in our lochs, rivers and the opportunity to sea fish, so whatever your preferred catch – salmon, trout, cod, pike or bream, I’m sure you will be able to find somewhere is Scotland. Fishing in Scotland offers you the opportunity to get back in tune with nature so whether you enjoy the relaxation of the riverbank or thrill of the chase, fishing in Scotland will not disappoint, there’s not many hobbies where you can enjoy some quiet time for contemplation in such beautiful and majestic surroundings.
Fishing is also one of these hobbies that can bring families together where stereotypically the father teaches his son to hook a worm and cast the line while patiently waiting on his first catch – where better to teach than on the bank of a Scottish Loch enjoying nature and creating memories while on holiday. As a child I remember going on camping holidays and remember my dad trying to teach my brother and I how to hook a worm and fish however this was not for me and was often found pottering about making a daisy chain somewhere else.
There are 3 main areas where you can enjoy fishing in Scotland a Loch, river bank and sea fishing, so depending on your experience and preferred catch there is something to suit everyone, we also have a range of fisheries so if your looking to teach the kids or you don’t have equipment with you the fisheries will be able to offer help and advice. Please remember you cannot just fish anywhere in Scotland you must seek permits before fishing – they can usually be sourced and paid for online or within local village shops but please check before you begin fishing as its Illegal to fish without a permit.
On the outskirts of Perth this gives fisherman the opportunity to fish the waters of the Tay in the hope of catching a salmon they have ghillie on hand for support, boats as well as the opportunity to wade into the Tay or just fish from the banks of the river Tay. For the less experienced fisherman they do have courses available where you can learn the gillies directly, see there website https://www.taysalmon.co.uk/salmon-fishing/fly-fishing-courses-river-tay/ for more information.
They also have a fishery available where you can fly fish for trout, equipment and tuition available for an extra fee.
This is a family run fishery in fife about 45-minute drive from Perth (motorhome base) this is a great fishery for experienced fisherman as well as for those who are just beginning. They have fishing equipment available to hire and a small pond available for children or adults to practise. They are a bait and fly fishery that stock rainbow, brown and blue trout.
Loch Tummel is only about half an hour from Perth in Pitlochry and gives you the opportunity to fish for brown trout, perch or pike, the loch is routinely stocked to help with breeding. You will need a permit to fish here, a day permit costs £8 and can be collected from the visit Scotland information centre in Pitlochry or email Tummel.Riparians@gmail.com. This loch is truly beautiful it’s 6 miles long and you have the opportunity to spot wildlife as well as cycle and walking paths.
The river Ness is a big river in Inverness and in a picturesque and relaxing setting. One of the Highlands most productive salmon rivers but also with the opportunity to catch grilse and sea trout, the river is fed by the waters of loch Ness 6 miles away which is made famous by the Loch Ness monster. For more information on permits see the inverness angling club website https://www.invernessanglingclub.co.uk/fishing/permits/ness-permits
On the outskirts of Inverness is Tarvie Lochs fishery, 3 natural lochs set amongst the picturesque backdrop in the highlands you can fish for brown trout, rainbow trout and blue trout they also have the opportunity to hire boats as well as fishing equipment.
They offer boat tours for all abilities, the 3 hour boat tour gives you the opportunity to fish for cod, mackerel and pollock amongst other fish, with all equipment supplied and the opportunity to take your catch home with you, on board the boat there is seating and a toilet facility so take the family and see if you can spot Sea birds, whales and dolphins, see there website for more information https://www.argyll-seatours.co.uk/
Loch Lomond is part of the Trossachs national park, and the surrounding area provides you with some breath-taking scenery where you can enjoy walks and wild life spotting as well as fishing. There is the availability of ghillies and guides who work in and around the loch should you need help with equipment, boat hire or a permit or if you’re a novice looking for some support, permits can be bought from the angling stores or in the local village stores surrounding Loch Lomond.
This is a small sample of what is available in the local areas as you travel round our west coast route, this is our most popular route with our customers – please see the link for more information https://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/exploring/west-coast-route. This offers you the ability to combine touring Scotland with your motorhome alongside experiencing fishing in Scotland in the tranquillity of our beautiful countryside and your partner need not feel left out if there not into fishing because the motorhome will provide them with a warm and comfortable base from which to relax or do some sightseeing of their own.
For more information on Holidaying in Scotland with a motorhome see our website https://www.scottishtourer.co.uk/ or don’t hesitate to contact us where we will be happy to help you in any way that we can, with over 30 years’ experience touring Scotland with our own motorhome there is not much we cant help you with.
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