A Guide To Fishing In Scotland
Fishing in Scotland
Are you thinking about a fishing trip to Scotland? How does sitting beside one of many serene lochs and landing a catch in our rivers against a backdrop of stunning scenery sound?
Well, jump in one of our Rockinvan campervans and set out on a world class fishing trip. Whether you want to fish for Atlantic salmon, trout, grayling or wild pike, Scotland provides the perfect opportunity to combine your campervan hire with a spot of fishing.
A salmon caught in Scotland
Scotland is famous for being a home to the ‘king of fishes’, the Atlantic salmon, and many of its rivers have excellent stocks. The best option for angling is he River Spey, but Galloway is a hidden gem for Scottish salmon fishing.
It is in this corner of Scotland that you will find some of the best river fishing in the country, and although you’re hoping that salmon will be the catch of the day, you’ll also find trout and numerous coarse species, such as pike, carp and bream.
The River Annan starts out just north of Moffat as a burn and flows downhill until Evan and Moffat water join at Three Waters Meet. It is a superb salmon fishing destination; head to the lower beats in August and further up the river in October and November.
Castle Point Caravan Site
Rockcliffe, Galloway, DG5 4QL
Mossband Caravan Park
Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8JP
Trout and Grayling Fishing
Trout & Grayling Fishing
Although perhaps most famous for salmon, Scotland is also a haven for trout and grayling fishing. You will find both sea trout and wild trout in various rivers and lochs or stocked trout in the stillwaters.
I’d recommend heading over to the Hebrides for trout fishing as there are plenty of lochs to make the most of, but the rivers are home to migratory fish between June and October too.
Lewis, North Uist and South Uist are some of my favourite islands for trout fishing in Scotland. As with the rest of Scotland, you will need to obtain a permit for salmon and trout fishing.
It’s also wise to avoid Sunday fishing on the islands due to strong Hebridean values, so take some time away from the waters and see what else is on offer.
Eilean Fraoich Caravan Park
North Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BQ
17 Carinish, North Uist, HS6 5HN
A big one
The term ‘coarse’ refers to any freshwater fish, such as pike, carp, brem, chub, dace, perch and roach, but not salmon and trout. Pike can be found all over Scotland apart from the north, and carp is increasing in popularity too.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is a fantastic area for coarse fishing, from specialist coarse fisheries such as Magiscroft in Cumbernauld, to freshwater lochs such as Loch Venachar, and rivers such as the River Forth.
Lagganbeg Holiday Park
Gartocharn, Loch Lomond,G83 8NQ
Lomond Woods Holiday Park
Tullichewan Drive, Loch Lomond G83 8QP
Scotland’s coastlines are some of the most spectacular in the world, so it’s no surprise that sea fishing a very popular sport. Whether you’re fishing from the shore or boat, you can angle without any permits or licences.
There are hundreds of miles of coastline around Scotland, so you have plenty of destinations to choose from, but the north and east are ideal for cod and ling, whereas Pollack and dog fish are easily found in the south west.
Low Glengyre Farm
Ervie, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 0QY
Deeside Holiday Park
South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire, AB12 5FX
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