3 Steps to Planning the Perfect Fishing Holiday in Scotland

Due to its long coastline, plentiful rivers, and over 6,000 lochs, Scotland is the perfect fishing destination.  Whether you’re interested in sea fishing or salmon fishing, coarse fishing or trout fishing, you’re sure to enjoy the spectacular scenery and varied fishing Scotland has to offer.

August is a great time to go fishing in Scotland, with the best runs for salmon occurring now.  Whether you’re an experienced angler or someone who has always wanted to get a taste of Scottish fishing, you’re sure to get hooked!  If you haven’t yet experienced Scottish fishing and you don’t know where to start, here are 3 steps to help you plan the perfect fishing holiday in Scotland.

Tranquil Fishboat

What do you want to catch?

The first step is to decide what kind of fishing you want to do – are you keen on sea fishing or coarse fishing, or would you prefer to fish for salmon or trout on a loch or river?  Take a look at Fishing Scotland, FishScotland and Trout and Salmon Fishing in Scotland for some ideas.

Where do you want to fish?

Which part of Scotland do you want to see?  Have a closer look at where you can fish with this handy fishing map of Scotland, which also has links to more detailed maps and further information.  If you are looking for exciting fishing in spectacular scenery, Scotland will not disappoint you.

Where do you want to stay?

If you really want to make the most of your fishing holiday, why not stay in a local holiday cottage?  Self-catering gives you all the flexibility and freedom you need; come and go as you please, lay out your equipment, dry your clothes, and freeze or grill your catch all in your home-from-home.  Why not cast a line into our pool of self-catering accommodation for Scottish fishing for more ideas on where to stay during your Scottish fishing experience.

Where is your favourite fishing spot in Scotland?  Where would you love to fish in Scotland?  Do you have any tips for planning a fishing holiday?  Please leave your comments below.


  • CC Moore
    10th December 2012 3:54 pm

    Your spot on, Scotland is an awesome place to fish anytime of the year, I would also recommend the Fishing Scotland website (www.fishing-scotland.net) for working ou exactly whats on offer!

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