Scottish Flyfisher

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Perth & Dundee


Loch Bhac lies in commercially afforested hills above Loch Tummel with extensive views north across the valley of the River Garry to the Bheinn a Ghlo mountains. Access to this very attractive 12 ha stocked fishery, which lies on a limestone outcrop, is along a forestry track off the B8019 which runs along the north shore of Loch Tummel (see map). Takeable rainbow trout have been stocked there for many years and are the main quarry, but a few of the native brown trout also appear in the catches from time to time. The two boats kept at this loch are available from Pitlochry Angling Club for booking by visitors, also three bank rods. The loch is relatively sheltered by trees so rowing is easy. Electric outboards are allowed.  Bear in mind, however, that the battery and outboard have to transported down from the car park to the loch (about 300 metres) and you may like to bring a large-wheeled trolley!

Only fly-fishing is permitted and the usual rainbow trout tactics and flies/lures are employed. Standard wet flies will often be successful but, if conditions are right, buzzers and dries can be deadly, especially in the late afternoon and evening.

Even when nothing seems to be working you can just sit back in the boat and enjoy the spectacular views and watch the ospreys show you how to catch the fish. 

Scotland’s Hotel has agreed to be responsible for issuing and receiving keys on behalf of the Club on production of a valid permit by the holder. The Hotel has a standard procedure for key management and you may be asked to sign for keys on collection. Keys can be collected on the day of fishing, from 8am and must be returned after fishing each evening. (Hotel doors are open until midnight)


Loch Drummond


Drummond Loch is managed by Crieff Angling Club and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that covers about 86  acres and is situated in a scenic and tranquil location within Drummond Castle Estate. It is reached via the Crieff to Muthill road, entrance to the Loch is via a padlocked gate; a key is issued with your ticket. There is ample parking in the Bennybeg car park on the opposite side of the road.


The Loch, which is stocked annually with 12” Brown Trout is one of the few remaining Brown trout fisheries only in Scotland. Each season fish up to 4lb are caught and weights of 2lb are not uncommon. The season runs 15 March - 6 October and fishing is fly only and from one of the Club's three boats - no bank fishing is allowed. 


Three new Clansman boats were purchased by the Club in Dec 02. They can comfortable accommodate 3 anglers and are available at very reasonable rate


Bag limit - two fish per angler may be kept


Permits for the loch are available  from:

Garden Centre (Open 7 days. 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Crieff Visitor Centre
Muthill Road
Crieff
Perthshire
PH7 4HQ
Garden Centre enquiries Tel: 01764 652722

Loch Earn

Drummond Estates Boat Hire,
Ardveich Bay,
Lochearnhead,
FK19 8PZ


Tel: 01567 830 400


Located at Ardveich Bay, in the heart of Perthsire, Loch Earn can produce some of the largest brownies in Scotland, some running to around 10lb. It's quite feasible to boat 30 odd fish in an outing, mainly brown trout but with the occasional escapee rainbow trout also showing up!


The following species can currently be found in Loch Earn:

  • Wild Brown Trout
  • Arctic Char
  • Ferox Trout
  • Stocked Brown Trout (Triploid)
  • Occasional Salmon
  • Occasional Sea-Trout
  • Occasional Rainbow Trout (Triploid)


The A85 from Perth runs through Crieff and Comrie before reaching the loch at St Fillans, where it runs right along the north shore to Lochearnhead. The boats are based at Drummond Fish Farm, 1½ miles from Lochearnhead.


Permits for Loch Eigheach are issued for and on behalf of Rannoch & District Angling Club. In case of any questions their contact email address is rdac@btinternet.com


Loch Eigheach is situated to the south of the B846 between Bridge of Gaur and Rannoch Station. This is a reservoir for production of hydro electricity through which the River Gaur flows. The loch is typically highland in character its boulder strewn banks are mainly peat and heather clad and it contains lots of native brown trout averaging around three to the pound but there are much bigger fish and in recent years trout in excess of 2lbs have been landed. There is one boat on the loch and bank fishing is also allowed. Electric outboard motors may be used with care due to the abundance of large submerged rocks especially around the edges of the loch.

All of the traditional loch fly patterns are worth trying on Eigheach especially black coloured ones like Black Pennel, Blue Zulu, Kate McLaren and Bibio. Invicta, Butcher, Muddlers, Loch Ordie, Mallard & Claret, Clan Chief, Soldier Palmer and Claret Bumble are alos worthy contenders for a place on the cast. The loch is at an altitude of around 700ft and fishes best from May onwards to Spetember. Its about a mile wide and a little more than that in width with a very convoluted shoreline full of small bays and inlets which make for interesting and diverse fishing opportunities. Wading can treacherous, the bed of the loch is rocky and there are sharp drops into deep water in various places so take great care and remember to wear a lifejacket.


Loch Faskally

Loch Faskally is popular with anglers who fish for brown trout, pike and grayling. Salmon and a few sea trout pass through as they head up the Tummel and Garry systems. The water holds a good head of brown trout and the native fish are augmented by a stocking in the 1-5lb range. June sees the arrival of the summer grilse. There are also good numbers of small pike with a few larger specimens mixed in. The best recorded pike have been over 30lb.

Faskally Boating Station is easily accessible by car and has ample good parking available. The Boating Station can be found at the north end of Pitlochry and is clearly signposted on the left just as you exit the town boundary. There is a very pleasant café offering good quality, honest food at reasonable prices with excellent service.

Permits are available from the Boating Station, fishing tackle is available for sale and for hire there too. Contact the Boating Station by phone 01796 472919.

Fishing Permits: Bank per day £9.00, Bank per week £27.00, Boat 1/2 day £8.00, Boat full day £10.00, Boat weekly £36.00
Boats with Outboards: 4 Hours £30.00, 8 Hours £40.00

Notes: All anglers require a permit.  Boats with outboards are for anglers only.  Boats must be returned by 5.00pm.  Life jackets must be worn at all times, which are included in cost of boat hire. No alcohol permitted.

Loch Kinardochy lies in the hills between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge with wonderful views over to Schiehallion, and the valleys of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel.  The ruined lime kilns above the loch give a clue to its rich biodiversity.  Access by car is easy with an anglers parking area off the main road. This 14ha loch has two boats that may be booked by visitors. Bank fishing is only available to members of the Club. Outboard motors are allowed, but you must provide your own and use it carefully at your own risk as there are many large rocks in the shallow waters of the loch which can cause damage.    In any case, handle the boats with care to avoid groundings.

Fishing is for brown trout   with an average weight of around 300g but much larger fish, over 1400g, are caught each year.  The loch is stocked with 15 cm one year olds that grow on naturally and supplement the fry from limited natural spawning.  Some larger fish are introduced from time to time to make things interesting!

This is a fly-fishing only loch and traditional tactics are the order of the day, including dapping. Conditions can change quickly, so take a drogue.  Floating and intermediate lines are most commonly used and flies such as Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennel, Invicta, Mallard and Claret, Wickhams Fancy, Green Peter and Blue Zulu are popular. Be alert and prepared to change techniques and flies and always save some energy to row back to the boathouse if the wind freshens. Take plenty of clothes too because this attractive loch is quite exposed to the elements.

Scotland’s Hotel has agreed to be responsible for issuing and receiving keys on behalf of the Club on production of a valid permit by the holder. The Hotel has a standard procedure for key management and you may be asked to sign for keys on collection. Keys can be collected on the day of fishing, from 8am and must be returned after fishing each evening. (Hotel doors are open until midnight)

Contact LRCA Loch Conservation Officer by email lrca.permits@gmail.com or mobile 07770293559.

Permits are issued online by Pitlochry Angling Club on behalf of LRCA.

Prices: Day permit £8.00 Week permit £30.00 Season permit £60.00

Fishing permits must be purchased prior to fishing. Online booking available here.


Loch Rannoch lies alongside the B846 Tummel Bridge/Rannoch Station road which margins the north shore of the loch. Access to the south shore is via the minor road from Bunrannoch in the east to Rannoch Barracks in the west. Spectacular surroundings and outstanding fishing potential for brown trout, perch and pike. 


The loch is over 10 miles long east/west by up to 1 mile wide and drops to over 130m in depth at the east end. There are numerous camping sites and picnic areas beside the loch. The dominant feature is Schiehallion (1083m), one of Scotland’s best-known mountains.

 

Loch Rannoch is most noted for its huge ferox trout. Even in recent years, double-figure fish are caught and 1991 produced 4 ferox of up 12lb 10oz in weight. In 1999, a fish of 15lb 8oz was landed. Apart from these specimen fish, the majority of trout in Loch Rannoch are of more modest proportions and average in the order 10oz, but good numbers of larger trout, of up to and over 2lb in weight, are taken most seasons. The loch also contains pike and perch. Trout may be taken from virtually anywhere around the banks of the loch. In the early spring, and in the autumn, ferox trout are sometimes caught from the shore, particularly where streams enter the loch. 


Boats can be launched from the dedicated launching point beside the hydro, approximately midway along the North Shore and a permit is required for this, purchased in advance from the Loch Conservation Officer. This provides the most comfortable way of exploring this vast water. The most productive fishing areas are generally at the West end of the Loch and around the island of "Eilean nam Faoileag", a home for numerous birds during the Spring and Autumn, and the subject of numerous legends locally.


Loch Tay


Over 16 miles long and 1 mile wide in parts. 


The area covered by these permits, are marked on the map, on the reverse side of the ticket, and broadly described as follows:


The surface of loch Tay and the shoreline, from Lawers burn on the north shore, and the manse burn on the south shore, to the west end of the loch. The river lochay from the junction of the dochart, up stream to the head waters. The river dochart from the junction up stream to the alteally burn. lochan-na-Larig is also included. 


There are sections of the shore line and parts of the river bank which are excluded to anglers and marked on the map. These areas are shown by a single line on the map and are clearly defined by fence or walls and notices.


Fishing permits are available in store from James Bayne fishing tackle in Callander. Trout & char fishing permit from the 15th of March to the 6th of October. Coarse permit for pike is from the 1st of January to the 31st of March, and the1st of May to the 31st of December. Perch and roach fishing is from the 15th of March to the 31st of October and from the 1st of May to the 6th October.

Loch Tummel


Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre 

22 Atholl Road, 

Pitlochry, 

Perthshire, PH16 5BX)


Loch Tummel is located west of Pitlochry and provides spectacular surroundings and outstanding fishing potential for brown trout, perch and pike. The most accessible fishing sites are located on the south shore of the loch which can be reached from the A9 by taking the unclassified road sign posted to Foss . This exit is located between the two Pitlochry exits from the A9. The B8019 north shore road climbs high above the loch and provides scenic views including the famous Queens View but gives little access to the shore.


The Loch Tummel Riparian Association (LTRA) was formed in 1978 to protect and oversee the fishing on Loch Tummel. Fishing permits can be purchased via this website or in person from the Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre.


Prices: Day £8.00 Week £25.00 Season £40.00


The loch is regularly stocked with mature brown trout to improve the fishing and breeding population. 


Area of allowed fishing:


The permit allows fishing Loch Tummel anywhere except where marked in red on the map issued when you get your permit