Where to Find Good Loch Fishing in Scotland

Where to Find Good Loch Fishing in Scotland

BALINTORE is in a central location in which to explore the Highlands. Easy day trips with fabulous views along the coast will enchant. From the north of Caithness you will even see a tantalising glimpse of the Orkney Islands.

With tens of thousands of atmospheric and peaceful lochs dotted across the Highlands of Scotland, there really is no better place to try out Loch Fishing. Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful fresh waters around and fish for brown trout, salmon and pike, while sea lochs offer prized catches of saltwater fish such as Sea-Trout.

The nearest Loch for angling, Loch Eye, is only 2 miles away from Balintore, and with plenty of desolate yet beautiful hill lochs, or rich and abundant valley lochs nearby, the options are overwhelming. With Brown Trout particularly abundant in this part of the world, even novice fishers stand good chances of making catches. Due to the micro-climate around this part of the Scottish highlands, anglers and fishers will experience mild winters and cool summers, so any time of the year is perfect for this activity.

One of the most relaxing experiences visitors can have Loch Fishing in Scotland is at Loch Morie. Here you can fish surrounded by snow capped peaks, fields of purple heather and forests of pine. Covering an area of around 234 hectares, there are plenty of ideal spots to nab yourself some unusual catches such as ferox trout and arctic char.

Another great Loch Fishing in Scotland spot is the artificial reservoir of Loch Glascarnoch. Open to anglers without a permit, this loch offers vast quantities of Pike and Perch. Due to the presence of a Hydro-Electric dam this body of water allows bank fishing only. However, due to its size, it is perfect for bass fishing style competitions amongst larger groups at its eastern end. Loch Glascarnoch also benefits, unlike some Scottish lochs, from Sunday fishing.

If you would prefer to join others in a bit of Loch fishing in Scotland, then the nearby Dornoch and District Angling Association meets for regular angling events at Loch Laoigh. This half mile long lake is frequently stocked with large trout, so is a perfect site for ambitious anglers.

If you would prefer the solitude of river fishing in some of the most scenic highland rivers in Scotland you may also obtain a fishing permit. This can be expensive, but the rivers of Ross-Shire and Sutherland offer some of the top Salmon fishing in the UK, so this is highly recommended for the dedicated fisher.

All in all Balintore is a perfect location to stay at, for a memorable holiday, and some fantastic loch fishing.