Fishing in Scotland

More details can be found from the Killin & Breadalbane Angling Club

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Fishing at Killin

Trout Fishing in Killin, on rivers Lochay, Dochart and Loch Tay

At Bridge Park holiday cottage we are able to supply our guests with two Trout and Course fishing permits and car park display cards, issued by the Killin & Breadalbane Angling Club (founded 1881), as part of your holiday in Scotland.

The permits are for two ‘rods’ with any number in the party. A full set of maps of the reaches covered (see below), permitted fishing methods as well as rules and regulations and a calendar of club events will be in a blue folder at Bridge Park Cottage. The club has two well maintained boats that are for hire at £10/day contact Donald Mclarty (vice President) on 0782 671 0611 for more information, booking and details of the many fishing competitions they hold from April until September.

The permitted fishing includes parts of the river Dochart, Lochay, Loch Tay & all of Lochan Na Laraig; again please see below for more detailed description.

With easy access to the Rivers Tay and Dochart, as well as part of Loch Tay, there must be few areas with so much fishing to offer. Anglers enjoy the majesty of Loch Tay and its surrounding mountains. Trout fishing in the rivers is first class and roach and pike abound in Loch Tay. There are good shoals of grayling to keep the winter angler amused.

Loch Tay

Loch Tayis a big loch, some sixteen miles long and a mile in breadth. Parts of it are deep and most of its fishing potential is around its wooded shoreline. The loch acts like a giant reservoir for the River Tay that exits from its eastern end. Salmon fishing on the loch produces a few monsters between twenty and thirty pounds each year. Trolling using Rapala plugs, Kynoch Killers, spoons and minnows is the most effective methods for salmon fishing.

In addition to salmon there are goodly numbers of trout, charr, pike and roach. This latter fish appeared in numbers only recently and concentrates with the pike at the Killin end of the loch. Trout can be caught by bait or fly all around the loch. Several operators offer boats for hire for trout and salmon fishing.

Fishing Season

The statutory season for brown trout is from 15th March to 6th October inclusive. There is no statutory close season for rainbow trout, grayling or coarse fish in Scotland and several still-water fisheries are open all year round. The angling season for salmon and sea trout on the Tay River is 15th January – 15th October but you will need to buy a special salmon fishing permit from News First, Main Street, Killin,  FK21 8UJ Tel:01567-820362