Fishing the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

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.

LOCH MAREE, HIGHLAND.

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 GuidePortree Angling Association and Trout-Salmon-Fishing in Skye.

BLAVEN, ISLE OF SKYE, HIGHLAND.

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.

Fishing in the Scottish Highlands

Northern Highlands of Scotland – Fishing

Fishing in the Scottish Highlands for Salmon, Coarse and Trout

Visit Highlands – Fishing

Fishing Scottish Islands

Salmon Fishing – Scottish Islands

Trout Fishing – Scottish Islands

Self-Catering

If you want to make the most of your Scottish fishing holiday and stay in a local self-catering cottage, why not browse the selection of holiday cottages Shetland and self-catering Skye.

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  • Oystercatchers

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    Oystercatchers

    Highlands and Skye (28 from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Oystercatchers is a traditional 1 1/2 storied former croft house, located down a quiet lane, right on the water's edge in the township of Lower Breakish. Sleeps up to 6 adults and cot/ high chair is available. Peaceful setting with grounds going down to water's edge. 3 miles from nearest shops.

  • Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Heatherbell

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    Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Heatherbell

    Highlands and Skye (16 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Heatherbell is located above the village of Carbost in the area of Skye known as Minginish which is also the home of Talisker Distillery. The house has wonderful views up Loch Harport to the Cuillin Hills and in central location close to walks, castles, potteries, art galleries, craft shops.

  • Auld Orwell Cottage

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    Auld Orwell Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (23 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    In an elevated position facing south, Auld Orwell has fantastic views over the bay to the Outer Hebrides. A comfortable and well-equiped cottage within walking distance of the historic Stein Inn, Waternish, Isle of Skye.

  • 1, Grealin Crofter's Cottage

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    1, Grealin Crofter's Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (14 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Traditional crofter’s cottage, beautifully modernised. Very rural, total peace. Outstanding views of sea, mountains, moors. Excellent for walking, unwinding, birdwatching, touring; near beach, sea trips, fishing.

  • Brae Cottage

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    Brae Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (22 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 8

    This detached cottage is on the outskirts of the village of Dunvegan and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

  • Auld Mission Cottage, Waternish, Skye

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    Auld Mission Cottage, Waternish, Skye

    Highlands and Skye (24 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    A 2 bedroomed stone built property in North West Skye with magnificent views overlooking Loch Bay and the Minch towards the Western Isles. Excellent base for exploring.

  • Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Lon Ban

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    Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Lon Ban

    Highlands and Skye (17miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Tucked into the side of the hill that it is named after Lon Ban offers spacious accomodation over 2 floors. The house has views along Loch Haport to the Cuillin Hills and is within walking distance to the village of Carbost where you will find the local pub and distillery of Talisker to visit.

  • Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Arnaval

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    Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Arnaval

    Highlands and Skye (18 MILES from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Arnaval is in a rural location, nestled into the lee of a small hill, with wonderful views to the distant Cuillin Ridge and a short walk from Fiscavaig Bay. Fiscavaig means fish bay and dates back to when the Isle was invaded by “the men of the long boats” from Norway.

  • The Cedar

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    The Cedar

    Highlands and Skye (Portree)

    Sleeps up to 5

    Located on Portree Harbour, The Cedar sleeps 1-5 people and has spectacular waterfront views. The self catering accomodation consists of two double bedrooms (one en suite), and a single bedroom, Satellite TV, a SAUNA and WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB. The well equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher.

  • Colgrain Holiday Cottage, Edinbane

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    Colgrain Holiday Cottage, Edinbane

    Highlands and Skye (14 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 9

    House sleeps 8/9, Edinbane, Isle of Skye. Local amenities in walking distance. Excellent self catering facilities in cottage, DVD Player, Sky TV, WiFi, lovely kitchen, views over Loch. Utilities included. Pets welcome

  • Gillen Apartment, Stein Inn, Waternish, Skye

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    Gillen Apartment, Stein Inn, Waternish, Skye

    Highlands and Skye (24 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 2

    A 2 person apartment within Stein Inn, an historic 18th century inn on the shores of Lochbay in the north west of Skye, with stunning views of the Outer Hebrides.

  • Edinbane Self Catering Cottages

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    Edinbane Self Catering Cottages

    Highlands and Skye (13miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    North Skye, 1 hour from the bridge, snug and cosy stone cottages near sea and mountains. Wood-burning stove, Free View TV, DVD, WiFi, Soundbar. Outstanding base for walking, bird watching, outdoor and marine activities. Short breaks available.

  • Torgorm Cottage

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    Torgorm Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (18 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Self catering holiday bungalow on the Isle of Skye. Overlooks beautiful Loch Harport. Sleeps up to 6 people.

  • Glendrynoch Cottages - The Old School House

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    Glendrynoch Cottages - The Old School House

    Highlands and Skye (18 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 8

    A wonderful, comfortable central base for up to 8 people who wish to explore Skye by car, bicycle or on foot. Standing alone but only a 10 minute walk from pub, shop, P.O. and Talisker Distillery. An open fire and well equipped kitchen make for relaxed and cosy evenings.

  • Inver Rose, Kyleakin

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    Inver Rose, Kyleakin

    Highlands and Skye (34 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 6

    Inver Rose is a 4-star, spacious, detached bungalow in a peaceful location on the outskirts of Kyleakin village. Perfect base for Skye, Kintail and Wester Ross. Oil, electricity and linen all included.

  • Rosehip Cottage

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    Rosehip Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (20 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Rosehip Cottage has been lovingly restored and renovated to make a superb romantic retreat. Relax in front of the woodburning stove and enjoy lovely open views towards the clear waters of Staffin Bay, Isle of Skye. Sorry, no pets.

  • Waterside Cottage, Isle of Skye

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    Waterside Cottage, Isle of Skye

    Highlands and Skye (26 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 8

    Available for short stays of 2 nights or more, Waterside Cottage is a detached former crofting cottage with bags of character and charm, situated right on the shore and close to all amenities in the village of Broadford. It has 4 bedrooms (3 with sea views), 3 bathrooms and comfortably sleeps 8.

  • Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Tigh Fraoich

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    Isle of Skye Holiday Cottages - Tigh Fraoich

    Highlands and Skye (16 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    Tigh Fraoich is located above the village of Carbost in the area of Skye known as Minginish which is also the home of Talisker Distillery. The house has wonderful views up Loch Harport to the Cuillin Hills and in central location close to walks, castles, potteries, art galleries, craft shops.

  • Teenys Cottage, near Edinbane

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    Teenys Cottage, near Edinbane

    Highlands and Skye (12 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 4

    A restored, 19th century self catering croft cottage in a quiet location, twelve miles for Portree, near Edinbane, Isle of Skye. Set back from the road in a quiet location, with beautiful sea views across Loch Snizort, and the surrounding countryside.

  • Askival

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    Askival

    Highlands and Skye (39 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 8

    This wonderful, detached cottage in Elgol on the Isle of Skye, can sleep eight people in three bedrooms and a sofa bed in the sitting room.

  • Glendrynoch Cottages - Allt Dearg

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    Glendrynoch Cottages - Allt Dearg

    Highlands and Skye (9 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 8

    This is a unique traditional cottage in a stunning location very close to the Cuillins. Quite alone and yet only 1/4 mile from the main road it is a perfect base from which to relax, walk, climb or explore all that the island has to offer - a great deal! Many find a holiday here becomes addictive!

  • Brightwater Cottage

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    Brightwater Cottage

    Highlands and Skye (Portree)

    Sleeps up to 5

    This traditional stone built property is located just a short walk from the centre of Portree enjoying truly panoramic sea views across Portree bay to Ben Tianavaig and the Island of Raasay.

  • Oak Tree Cottage, Ardvasar

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    Oak Tree Cottage, Ardvasar

    Highlands and Skye (42 miles from Portree)

    Sleeps up to 2

    Beautifully refurbished cottage with garden in Ardvasar, Isle of Skye. Spectacular views of Eigg and Rhum just a short walk away. The cottage has a lounge with WOOD BURNING STOVE and Satellite TV, well equipped kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom with WHIRLPOOL BATHTUB and shower. Sleeps two.

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