Scotland has some of the best fishing both in the UK and across Europe which is why it is so popular as a fishing holiday destination.
With somewhere to fish never that far away, thousands of freshwater and sea lochs of varying size, hundreds of rivers, streams and a varied coastline that stretches for miles, the variety of fishing is enormous and offers some the very best fishing holiday destinations. Whatever you are looking for, fly fishing for salmon or trout, coarse fishing, pike fishing or sea fishing, there are some superb fishing opportunities that will suit all abilities and expertise.
Waterside Breaks can offer a wide selection of fishing holidays in Scotland, with a selection of lochside cottages and lodges which either offer doorstep fishing, or provide the ideal base to head off by boat or car to find the very best fishing spots for you and your group to enjoy.
There are many idyllic waterside cottages, lodges and cosy log cabins that can offer some excellent fishing right on your doorstep. These include access to some of the best rivers, freshwater and sea lochs and canals. The most popular spots include Loch Tay, Loch Awe, Oban, Scottish Highlands and some of the famous salmon & trout rivers.
The spectacular scenery in Scotland and wonderful hospitality makes the fishing even more enjoyable, whether you are off the coast, salmon fishing, coarse or trout fishing in the many rivers or lochs.
Fishing tuition, guidance and professional Ghillies may be available to help you enjoy and make the most of your fishing break, though it is sensible to book this in advance. Learning the art of fly fishing can be very satisfying and many get the bug and return year after year!
Depending upon where you are looking to fish, licenses and local permits will be required for certain waters in Scotland. 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.
Trout Fishing – Some of the best trout fishing in Europe can be found in Scotland. Many of the lochs, rivers and streams offer good opportunities for wild brown trout and the migratory sea trout throughout the season. Visit some of the many local fisheries to try your hand at rainbow trout too.
Salmon Fishing – The annual migration to the Scottish rivers of the Atlantic salmon attracts fly fishermen from all over the world during the season. Each location will vary on when are the best times to go. Many of the best salmon rivers and lochs are set in some of the most scenic parts of the Scottish Highlands and countryside.
Sea Fishing – The extensive and varied Scottish shoreline offers a huge variety of superb sea fishing. Take out a boat or fish from the shores and mackerel, cod, pollock and even bass can be caught. Charter boats and guides will take you out further for more variety and challenges where whiting, haddock, coalfish and ling can be caught. On the Scottish West Coast many go to fish for the renowned giant skate and spotted dogfish.
Coarse Fishing – So much choice! The top locations include Loch Awe and Loch Lomond and these offer excellent pike fishing and coarse fishing of all types but there are many inland lochs offering some excellent opportunities for all. Carp, Perch, Roach, Bream and Tench are all available and Carp fishing is becoming increasingly popular too. Many holiday cottage and lodge locations offer fishing from your doorstep. Cast a line, sit back, enjoy with the comforts of your holiday home only a stones throw away!
Short breaks, weekly holidays or longer are available all year round. The variety of holiday options provide wonderful accommodation for couples, groups, families alike as well as a variety of activities to suit all. Many destinations can provide local boat hire giving you the freedom to explore the fishing opportunities.
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