Activities in March

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. A great way to see take in our amazing landscapes is to spend a day angling on a river.

Scotland’s salmon fishing season varies from river to river but you can usually fish successfully between 11 January to 30 November. The official brown trout season runs from 15 March to 6 October, however, some rivers in Aberdeenshire and the Highlands do not open until the 1 April.

Make sure you plan when your angling trip will take place; fishing for salmon and brown trout on a Sunday is strictly prohibited. However, it is not illegal for other forms of fishing and most still water fisheries operate on Sundays. Make sure you obtain a permit before you get to the river. These are usually controlled by landowners, fishing associations, angling clubs and/or commercial fisheries.

In March why not try angling in the River Tweed with some professional instruction from Tweed Guide? You can go on a guided game fishing trip to try to catch the likes of brown trout, Atlantic salmon and grayling. From waders to rods, all equipment is provided - all you need to turn up with is a bit of patience!