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Scotland is one of the world’s top destinations for freshwater and sea angling, with world-class fishing available across the country throughout the year. So if you’re chasing the ‘king of fish’, the Atlantic salmon, or you prefer the hard fighting monster pike or giant common skate, Scotland has you covered.
You will discover a tremendous variety of species when fishing in the hundreds of rivers and lochs around Scotland. From beautiful Highland rivers to secluded island lochs, there are excellent salmon, trout and coarse fishing opportunities in some of the most picturesque areas of the country. You might even have an entire water course to yourself.
Whatever your level or ability, there are many companies that offer lessons for beginners and those looking to brush up on their technique. The friendly ghillies and guides are very experienced and knowledgeable and always happy to give you pointers and advise on the prime fishing spots.
If you prefer sea fishing then Scotland’s long and rugged coast line provides fabulous angling opportunities for both boat and shore anglers. You will also find many quality charters available to take you in search of that next great catch. There are numerous species offshore but the skate, cod and beagle shark fishing off the west coast are a favourite with visitors and locals alike.
Scotland is home to some of the finest fishing in the world. Cast your rod in the swift currents of sparkling rivers for the chance to catch an array of fish including salmon, grayling, wild brown trout and many others.