The vast, and beautiful, Highlands and Islands have some of the best lochs and rivers for trout and salmon fishing in Scotland, as well as fantastic coastline for sea fishing. The perfect location for a Scottish fishing holiday! Two of the most popular places to fish in the Scottish Islands are Skye and Shetland, offering fabulous fishing in tranquil surroundings.
Fishing in Skye
On the beautiful Isle of Skye you can enjoy loch fishing, with the magnificent Cullin mountains as a backdrop, or fish for salmon and sea trout on rivers such as the Drynoch, Kilmartin, Varagill and Snizort. Or if you’re keen to catch some mackerel or pollack, give sea fishing a go. For detailed information and maps on fishing Skye, take a look at Skye and Lochalsh Fishing and Sea Angling Guide, Portree Angling Association and Trout-Salmon-Fishing in Skye.
Fishing in Shetland
If you’re interested in trout fishing, Shetland is a fantastic place to fish, with hundreds of trout lochs and excellent fly fishing. Try your hand at fishing for both sea trout and wild brown trout. It is also a good base for sea fishing, with the best time between May and October, where you can fish for halibut, skate and haddock, for example. For detailed information and maps on fishing Shetland, there are a number of useful websites such as Trout Fishing – Shetland, Fishing – Shetland Anglers Association and Visit Shetland – Fishing.
Fishing the Highlands
With excellent rivers for salmon and trout fishing, as well as an abundance of sea and freshwater lochs, the Scottish Highlands offers a range of fishing to suit all levels and ages. Whether you spend the day on a river or out at sea, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the variety of fishing on offer. For information about trout fishing, sea fishing and salmon fishing in other areas of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, click on the links below.