If you are looking for fishing close to the major cities of Edinburgh or Glasgow, there is plenty of excellent and varied fishing nearby. Fishing in Central Scotland means travelling to and from your Scottish fishing holiday couldn’t be easier.
There are many famous rivers in Central Scotland, including the Clyde, Irvine, Ayr, Doon, Tay, Orchy and North and South Esks, as well as some excellent lochs, such as Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne and Loch Leven.
Fishing Loch Fyne
Loch Fyne, in Argyll, is a popular sea loch and is well known for its sea trout fishing, as a great number of rivers run into the loch. It is divided into two main sections – Upper Loch Fyne and Lower Loch Fyne, with much of the shoreline accessible from public roads. Fishing-Argyll has more detailed information on fishing Loch Fyne and Argyll, whether you’re interested in sea fishing or freshwater fishing.
Fishing Loch Lomond, Loch Leven and the River Tay
Loch Lomond, located in the stunning Loch Lomond National Park, is well-known for its coarse fishing, but you can also fish for salmon and sea trout. Loch Leven, in Kinross, is known worldwide for its brown trout fishing and after being stocked in recent years with rainbow trout, it has now undergone a major clean-up programme to restore its position as Scotland’s number one brown trout loch. If it’s river fishing you’re interested in, the Tay, in beautiful Perthshire, is one of the best salmon rivers in Scotland and ideal for fly-fishing. For more information on fishing these and other areas of Central Scotland, click on the links below.
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