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
Garden Centre enquiries Tel: 01764 652722
Drummond Estates Boat Hire,
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact LRCA Loch Conservation Officer by email email@example.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.
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.
Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre
22 Atholl Road,
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
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