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  • A couple fish from a small rowing boat on the calm waters of Loch Lomond
    Fishing, Loch Lomond
  • A man fishes for pike on the edge of Loch Ken
    Pike fishing on Loch Ken
  • Three men fish from a small boat on Loch Venacher in the Trossachs
    Loch Venacher
  • An angler standing in the River Tweed fishing for late season salmon
    River Tweed
  • Fisherman fly fishing for salmon on the ravenswood beat of the river Tweed, near Bemersyde, Scottish Borders
    Fishing on the river Tweed

Scotland’s rivers offer excellent fishing and, with sea angling also popular, a fishing holiday is a great idea at most times of the year.

There are hundreds of fishable rivers and lochs on the mainland and on the islands, giving you a great choice of destinations for a fishing holiday in Scotland and the opportunity to try different types of fishing

The rivers Spey and Tay are fine examples of the country’s great salmon fishing rivers while the Tweed is renowned for its trout fishing. There is also the option of course angling for pike, carp and other freshwater fish, besides salmon and trout. The coastal waters allow you to go sea fishing too.

Decide where you want to fish and plan your fishing trip in advance. Pick up tips and practical information on fishing in Scotland. The Fish in Scotland website is a detailed fishing resource. 

Permits and licenses are required for certain stretches of water in Scotland and there are the windows of the fishing season too. The salmon fishing season runs from January to November, while the brown trout season runs from March to October.

In Scotland your fishing break can be anything you want it to be and there are so many great spots to fish right throughout the country and good stocks of fish too.