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Fishing in Scotland

Scotland provides a diverse range of fishing opportunities to not only suit every pocket but also to satisfy the individual sportsman’s needs.

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing – © Atholl Estates

Options range from a day’s walking in the hills, loch fishing for wily brown trout or atmospheric night fishing for migratory sea trout, to stalking the grayling with small flies in crystal clear streams or a day in the boat on a big river fishing for the powerful Atlantic salmon. A day out can also be enjoyed on one of Scotland’s many stocked trout fisheries from boat or bank with brown and rainbow trout providing some excellent sport. These venues are also ideal locations to introduce young or new anglers to the sport, with instruction and equipment available at most fisheries. Bookings can also be made through visiting Fish pal.

In addition to game angling, Scotland also offers a wide range of coarse and sea-fishing opportunities. Indeed Scotland is home to some of the best pike angling destinations in Britain and can also offer some fantastic fishing for the smaller species. Sea anglers will enjoy a coastline which can offer a diverse range of coastal fishing opportunities from shore or boat.

Individual Species Information

Select a species from the options below to find out more.