Fishing

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  • Where are the best spots to fish – sea, river, hill lochs?
  • Are these spots free to fish, or if permits are required, where can these be bought?
  • What type of fish are you likely to find?
  • Any other top tips?

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Fresh water Fishing Rights

“To fish in Scotland you do not require a rod licence from the government or environment agencies. The costs and rights to fish in various waters are controlled by landowners, fishing associations, angling clubs and commercial fisheries. This means you require a separate permit to fish each individual water. Your permit and any literature provided by the proprietors will stipulate what bait and methods are allowed, as individual fisheries and rivers sometimes impose restrictions on these areas, either all year round or at certain times of the season.”- Fish Lochaber

Sea fishing

Sea angling in Scotland is free, with no permits or licence required to fish around our wonderful coastline. – Fish Scotland

Tool and Tackle in Ballachulish are our local fishing shop. They stock various rods, reels, lures and everything else you will need. You can also rent equipment from them.

Seaxplorer run various fishing trips on Loch Leven. Contact them to book a trip.seaxplorer prawn

Or if you just want to fish from the shore the local sea lochs are freely accessible and mackerel, sea trout and pollack are commonly caught from the shore.

There are many opportunities for fishing in the area, although in some areas there are restrictions or permits required.

You can try your hand at fly fishing at the stocked trout ponds at Torlundy Farm, just outside of Fort William. The views of Ben Nevis can be spectacular!