Scottish Flyfisher

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Dunoon

Loch Loskin


Loch Loskin – A six acre lochan located on the A885 Sandbank Road just outside of Dunoon.  Stocked with high quality Brown Trout which supplement indigenous wild fish.  Occasional Sea Trout are present in the loch later in the season.


Fly fishing is via boat only and three boats are available.  Recommended tactics for this productive loch include slow sinking lines during the early season combined with attractor patterns such as Viva’s, Ace of Spades and Black Tadpoles. On milder days small traditionals such as the Kate McLaren, Zulu, Bibio and Black Pennell can do very well.  As the water warms up so the fish start looking up and feeding on terrestrials such as buzzers and midges.  This is when a floating line teamed with small buzzers, snatchers, small wet flies or lightly dressed spider patterns can pay dividends.  In the evenings some good rises will be seen and fish can be targeted with a well placed dry fly.  Drifting along weed beds and the road shore can be very productive.  Also worth noting is that later in the season, occasional Sea Trout venture into the loch with good sized fish reported most seasons.


Permits for all Dunoon Angling Club waters can be purchased from

Campbells Paint & Hardware Shop in Argyll St,  Dunoon.


Loch Tarsan


Loch Tarsan is a 273 acre upland loch situated by the side of the B838 which is a short drive from Dunoon.  Stocked with quality Brown Trout of a generous average size which respond to a variety of flies.  There is an abundance of bank fishing available or the choice of 4 boats available to hire for traditional loch style fishing in superb scenery. Fly fishing only !


Loch Tarsan early season can be a cold, bleak place, fish will come to the surface but only on the mildest days. Fishing during this part of the season is best during the day with sinking lines rating DI3 to 7 best. Lures such as viva, montana and black gold head tadpole are all worth a go, as the water warms and fish become more active, smaller more traditional patterns such as Bibio, Kate McLaren and Doobry will take fish on various lines from floater to sink. From June onwards, great evening fishing can be had with fish coming close into shore to feed on sedges, moths and small fry. Sport can be excellent fishing a team of dabblers or mini muddlers on a floating line pulling them through the surface. During late August and September some larger trout turn onto the minnows especially at the shallow north end, fry patterns and muddlers can often be effective at this time. The key to finding fish from the bank at Loch Tarsan is to keep on the move, don’t stay in one spot if there is nothing happening.  For the boat angler, the tactics and flies are just the same. All the shore lines are worth a drift and don’t ignore out in the middle as quite often at Tarsan lots of fish feed well out from the shore.


Permits for all Dunoon Angling Club waters can be purchased from

Campbells Paint & Hardware Shop in Argyll St,  Dunoon.