Fishing in the West of Scotland

Fishing in the west of Scotland has a great deal to offer the Angler For Sea, Fly or Coarse Fishing.

Sea Fishing Fishing from a Boat or Beach casting, Bait Fishing, Spinning or Float Fishing. There are miles of stunning coastline from Dumfries in the South West to Applecross in the north-west, and beyond. Some impressive Deep Water Sea Lochs in the Highlands. Furthermore, there are stunning Beaches and Rock marks to explore on the mainland as well as the Islands.

Trout Fishing There are many Trout Fisheries, rivers and Lochs, throughout Scotland. Most Fisheries require you to have a Day or Season Permit. Customers can purchase Some Permits for local waters from our shop.

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Scotland has an excellent reputation for World Class Salmon and Sea Trout fishing, in some of the most stunning locations.

The smaller rivers and Lochs offer tranquillity in particular as well as superb Fishing. The larger salmon rivers in Scotland are hugely popular as they hold fish for most of the year, they are the Tweed in the south-east, the Dee in Aberdeenshire, the River Spey and River Tay. Open Seasons can vary slightly from place to place as can the prices and of course the rules and regulations. Anglers can source Information on venues in particular from Dedicated Salmon Fishing info sites, such websites are excellent, offering information on specific locations, river levels, catch reports and Booking information.

Coarse Fishing

There are many Lochs, Rivers, reservoirs and Fisheries to choose from throughout Scotland, depending on what your quarry is. There are commercial Fisheries around Scotland with waters holding many species of coarse fish as well as dedicated Trout ponds.

Most Fisheries have websites which give detailed information about the species and types of fishing permitted. If you are new to Fishing of any type there are lots of places where you can get specifically detailed information, one of which is which is a very comprehensive website covering many aspects of fishing related subjects.


There is no statutory closed season for coarse fishing in Scotland. However, in contrast, some Trout and Salmon fishing Clubs and Associations will have a closed Season period.

In conclusion, wherever you choose to go fishing always check you have the correct permit.

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