3 – West Coast / Argyll & Bute
Spinning & bait fishing for pike – Loch Awe and some other smaller lochs
Fly-fishing for salmon & trout – River Orchy (experience anglers only)
The west coast is one of my favourite locations in Scotland, it is truly stunning. The picture post card image of Scotland that most people envisage can be found on the west coast. If you choose the west coast for your fishing staycation then you can be sure that, while fishing for hard-fishing pike on Loch Awe, you will be surrounded by Highland Scotland exactly as you imagined it.
For the intrepid angler, why not try some wild and testing salmon fishing on the River Orchy? The fishing is very challenging and can be dangerous and just getting to the fishing beats can be difficult but it is well worth the effort if you are fit enough and are a very experienced fisherman. Top quality fishing in secluded Highland surroundings. A fishing guide is absolutely essential.
In addition to excellent fishing, the west coast is a haven for walkers and Munro baggers as well as being the gateway to the Isles. Be sure to visit Glen Coe for your James Bond Skyfall moment.
4 – Deeside
Fly-fishing for salmon & trout – River Dee
Deeside is a great location for those who like to mix wonderful river-side hotels with excellent salmon fishing. One of our favourite hotels is located on the banks of the river Dee and you can be out of the hotel and on the river fishing within about 10 minutes. At the end of the day you can sit on the hotel terrace and have a whisky as the sun goes down looking over the the River Dee itself, wonderfully relaxing!
5 – Speyside
Fly-fishing for salmon, sea trout & trout – River Spey
The River Spey is probably almost as famous as the River Tweed and as such should feature on every fisherman’s bucket list. Speyside is a beautiful place and the quality of the fishing matches the beauty of the area.
As if any extra incentive was needed, Speyside is also one of the main whisky producing regions of Scotland. Famous names like Glenfiddich, Glenfarclas, Balvenie, The Macallan and many more all come from this area. Why not combine a salmon fishing staycation with a whisky tasting odyssey!?
6- North Coast
Fly-fishing for brown trout – Durness limestone lochs
Far away in the very north of Scotland lie the 4 Durness limestone Lochs. These lochs are a point of pilgrimage for serious trout fishermen. Each loch varies in its size and in the size and character of it’s resident trout. The fishing is unique in Scotland and the water is amazingly crystal clear. The fishing can be challenging for even the most experienced fishers. This is trout fishing for connoisseurs only. Why not make this a stop on your way round our special North Coast 500 fishing staycation. More details here
7 – The Isle of Skye
Fly-fishing for salmon & trout – River Snizort
The Isle of Skye is well known as a tourist destination, and with good reason, it is stunning. Less well known is the River Snizort, one of the main fishing opportunities on Skye. Over the years we have sent an average of 1 lucky group per year to fish the Snizort and, without exception, they have all had a fabulous time under the supervision of our expert local fishing guide.
Be sure to get the timing right for your fishing staycation on Skye. If you go at the wrong time of year the island is completely over crowed and the fishing very patchy. At the right time of year the Isle of Skye has a unique wonderfully vivacious feel to it and the fishing is excellent. Get in touch and we will make sure you get to enjoy Skye and its fishing at their best.