Fishing In ScotlandPosted on: February 20, 2014
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.
From beautiful Highland rivers to secluded island lochs, excellent salmon and trout fishing rivers in some of the most picturesque areas of the country, Scotland has you covered. What could be better than parking up your campevan next to the loch and enjoying a day of fishing.
Where To Go Fishing In Scotland
Scotland offers world-class fishing. The big four salmon rivers the Dee, Tay and Tweed are unrivalled. The Don has hard fighting brown trout, while Loch Lomond and the rivers of Dumfries & Galloway offer fantastic coarse fishing.
The River Dee is simply the best spring salmon river in the world and it is here that many of the salmon fly fishing techniques that we now take for granted were first developed. Rising in the magnificent Cairngorms and flowing for over 80 miles through beautiful Royal Deeside, this river offers peace and tranquillity as you cast your fly into the clear waters of this amazing river.
The record for the largest ever rod caught salmon in Scotland is a 64lb specimen taken from the River Tay in 1922. As Scotland’s longest river it is also one of the most complex river systems with many of the tributaries such as the Earn, Isla, Tummel, Lyon and Eden offering excellent salmon fishing.
In 2010 the River Tweed, in the Scottish Borders, produced more Atlantic salmon than any other river in Britain – 23,000 catches – and now ranks among the top salmon rivers in the world. Although it is most famous for its salmon fishing, there is also an excellent run of sea trout in the autumn.