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Butterstone Loch

Dunkeld 

PH8 0HH

 

Tel: 01350 724238

Butterstone Loch is a true jewel in the fishing crown, offering a fantastic fly fishing experience from well-equipped boats, with specimen rainbows and browns. 

 

So come along and enjoy a fishing day out experience of a lifetime!

 

Here at Butterstone Loch, you have the opportunity of experiencing Scottish fishing at its glorious best.

 

There is no bank fishing permitted, and 10 fully equipped boats are available complete with outboard motor, landing nets and an anchor. An adapted boat is also available for the disabled.

 

The loch is regularly stocked with both specimen rainbow and brown trout, and the water quality is second to none and supports a healthy selection of larva and fly life.

 

The setting is just stunning, and you will be able to take in the glorious scenery and abundant wildlife whilst experiencing a superb day of Scottish loch fly fishing.

Bookings via The Village Shop - Murthly Terrace, Birnam.  Tel: 01350 727 395

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Loch Bhac

 

Loch Bhac lies in commercially afforested hills above Loch Tummel with extensive views north across the valley of the River Garry to the Bheinn a Ghlo mountain. Access to this very attractive 12-ha stocked fishery, which lies on a limestone outcrop, is along a forestry track off the B8019 which runs along the north shore of Loch Tummel (see map). Takeable rainbow trout have been stocked there for many years and are the main quarry, but a few of the native brown trout also appear in the catches from time to time. The two boats kept at this loch are available from Pitlochry Angling Club for booking by visitors, also three bank rods. The loch is relatively sheltered by trees so rowing is easy. Electric outboards are allowed.  Bear in mind, however, that the battery and outboard have to be transported down from the car park to the loch (about 300 metres) and you may like to bring a large-wheeled trolley!

Only fly fishing is permitted and the usual rainbow trout tactics and flies/lures are employed. Standard wet flies will often be successful but, if conditions are right, buzzers and dries can be deadly, especially in the late afternoon and evening.

Even when nothing seems to be working you can just sit back in the boat and enjoy the spectacular views and watch the ospreys show you how to catch the fish. 

 

Six bank rods are allowed per day. Two boats are available but due to C19 restrictions, they are only available on Thursdays and Sundays for 2021.

 

Permits can be booked via Pitlochry Angling Club’s website www.pitlochryanglingclub.com

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Loch Drummond

 

Drummond Loch is managed by Crieff Angling Club and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that covers about 86  acres and is situated in a scenic and tranquil location within Drummond Castle Estate. It is reached via the Crieff to Muthill road, entrance to the Loch is via a padlocked gate; a key is issued with your ticket. There is ample parking in the Bennybeg car park on the opposite side of the road.

 

The Loch, which is stocked annually with 12” Brown Trout is one of the few remaining Brown trout fisheries only in Scotland. Each season fish up to 4lb are caught and weights of 2lb are not uncommon. The season runs from 15 March - 6 October and fishing is fly only and from one of the Club's three boats - no bank fishing is allowed. 

 

Three new Clansman boats were purchased by the Club on Dec 02. They can comfortably accommodate 3 anglers and are available at a very reasonable rate

 

Bag limit - two fish per angler may be kept

 

Permits for the loch are available  from:

Garden Centre (Open 7 days. 9.00 am – 5.00 pm)
Crieff Visitor Centre
Muthill Road
Crieff
Perthshire
PH7 4HQ
Garden Centre enquiries Tel: 01764 652722

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Loch Earn

Drummond Estates Boat Hire,
Ardveich Bay,
Lochearnhead,
FK19 8PZ

 

Tel: 01567 830 400

 

Located at Ardveich Bay, in the heart of Perthshire, Loch Earn can produce some of the largest brownies in Scotland, some running to around 10lb. It's quite feasible to boat 30 odd fish in an outing, mainly brown trout but with the occasional escapee rainbow trout also showing up!

The following species can currently be found in Loch Earn:

  • Wild Brown Trout

  • Arctic Char

  • Ferox Trout

  • Stocked Brown Trout (Triploid)

  • Occasional Salmon

  • Occasional Sea-Trout

  • Occasional Rainbow Trout (Triploid)

 

The A85 from Perth runs through Crieff and Comrie before reaching the loch at St Fillans, where it runs right along the north shore to Lochearnhead. The boats are based at Drummond Fish Farm, 1½ miles from Lochearnhead.

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Loch Eigheach

 

Permits for Loch Eigheach are issued for and on behalf of Rannoch & District Angling Club. In case of any questions, their contact email address is rdac@btinternet.com

 

Loch Eigheach is situated to the south of the B846 between the Bridge of Gaur and Rannoch Station. This is a reservoir for the production of hydroelectricity through which the River Gaur flows. The loch is typically highland in character its boulder-strewn banks are mainly peat and heather clad and it contains lots of native brown trout averaging around three to the pound but there are much bigger fish and in recent years trout in excess of 2lbs have been landed. There is one boat on the loch and bank fishing is also allowed. Electric outboard motors may be used with care due to the abundance of large submerged rocks especially around the edges of the loch.

All of the traditional loch fly patterns are worth trying on Eigheach especially black-coloured ones like Black Pennel, Blue Zulu, Kate McLaren and Bibio. Invicta, Butcher, Muddlers, Loch Ordie, Mallard & Claret, Clan Chief, Soldier Palmer and Claret Bumble are also worthy contenders for a place on the cast. The loch is at an altitude of around 700ft and fishes best from May onwards to September. Its about a mile wide and a little more than that in width with a very convoluted shoreline full of small bays and inlets which make for interesting and diverse fishing opportunities. Wading can be treacherous, the bed of the loch is rocky and there are sharp drops into deep water in various places so take great care and remember to wear a lifejacket.

 

Permits can be booked via Pitlochry Angling Club’s website www.pitlochryanglingclub.com

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Loch Faskally

 

Loch Faskally is popular with anglers who fish for brown trout, pike and grayling. Salmon and a few sea trout pass through as they head up the Tummel and Garry systems. The water holds a good head of brown trout and the native fish are augmented by a stocking in the 1-5lb range. June sees the arrival of the summer grilse. There are also good numbers of small pike with a few larger specimens mixed in. The best-recorded pike has been over 30lb.


Faskally Boating Station is easily accessible by car and has ample good parking available. The Boating Station can be found at the north end of Pitlochry and is clearly signposted on the left just as you exit the town boundary. There is a very pleasant café offering good quality, honest food at reasonable prices with excellent service.

Permits are available from the Boating Station, fishing tackle is available for sale and for hire there too. Contact the Boating Station by phone 01796 472919.

Fishing Permits: Bank per day £9.00, Bank per week £27.00, Boat 1/2 day £8.00, Boat full day £10.00, Boat weekly £36.00
Boats with Outboards: 4 Hours £30.00, 8 Hours £40.00

Notes: All anglers require a permit.  Boats with outboards are for anglers only.  Boats must be returned by 5.00 pm.  Life jackets must be worn at all times, which are included in the cost of boat hire. No alcohol permitted.

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Loch Kinardochy 

 

Loch Kinardochy lies in the hills between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge with wonderful views over to Schiehallion, and the valleys of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel.  The ruined lime kilns above the loch give a clue to its rich biodiversity.  Access by car is easy with an anglers parking area off the main road. This 14-ha loch has two boats that may be booked by visitors. Bank fishing is only available to members of the Club. Outboard motors are allowed, but you must provide your own and use it carefully at your own risk as there are many large rocks in the shallow waters of the loch which can cause damage.    In any case, handle the boats with care to avoid groundings.

Fishing is for brown trout with an average weight of around 300g but much larger fish, over 1400g, are caught each year.  The loch is stocked with 15 cm one-year-olds that grow on naturally and supplement the fry from limited natural spawning.  Some larger fish are introduced from time to time to make things interesting!

This is a fly-fishing-only loch and traditional tactics are the order of the day, including dapping. Conditions can change quickly, so take a drogue.  Floating and intermediate lines are most commonly used and flies such as Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennel, Invicta, Mallard and Claret, Wickhams Fancy, Green Peter and Blue Zulu are popular. Be alert and prepared to change techniques and flies and always save some energy to row back to the boathouse if the wind freshens. Take plenty of clothes too because this attractive loch is quite exposed to the elements.

 

Electric outboards only are allowed. Due to C19 restrictions boats are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays only for 2021.

 

The loch holds a good stock of lovely brown trout and following improvements to provide access to adequate spawning it is no longer being artificially stocked.

 

Permits can be booked via Pitlochry Angling Club’s website www.pitlochryanglingclub.com

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Loch Rannoch

 

Contact LRCA Loch Conservation Officer by email lrca.permits@gmail.com or mobile 07770293559.

Permits are issued online by Pitlochry Angling Club on behalf of LRCA.

Prices: Day permit £8.00 Week permit £30.00 Season permit £60.00

Fishing permits must be purchased prior to fishing. Online booking is available here.

 

Loch Rannoch lies alongside the B846 Tummel Bridge/Rannoch Station road which margins the north shore of the loch. Access to the south shore is via the minor road from Bunrannoch in the east to Rannoch Barracks in the west. Spectacular surroundings and outstanding fishing potential for brown trout, perch and pike. 

 

The loch is over 10 miles long east/west by up to 1 mile wide and drops to over 130m in depth at the east end. There are numerous camping sites and picnic areas beside the loch. The dominant feature is Schiehallion (1083m), one of Scotland’s best-known mountains.

 

Loch Rannoch is most noted for its huge ferox trout. Even in recent years, double-figure fish are caught and in 1991 produced 4 ferox of up to 12lb 10oz in weight. In 1999, a fish of 15lb 8oz was landed. Apart from these specimen fish, the majority of trout in Loch Rannoch is of more modest proportions and average in the order 10oz, but good numbers of larger trout, of up to and over 2lb in weight, are taken most seasons. The loch also contains pike and perch. Trout may be taken from virtually anywhere around the banks of the loch. In the early spring, and in the autumn, ferox trout are sometimes caught from the shore, particularly where streams enter the loch. 

 

Boats can be launched from the dedicated launching point beside the hydro, approximately midway along the North Shore and a permit is required for this, purchased in advance from the Loch Conservation Officer. This provides the most comfortable way of exploring this vast water. The most productive fishing areas are generally at the West end of the Loch and around the island of "Eilean nam Faoileag", a home for numerous birds during the Spring and Autumn, and the subject of numerous legends locally.

 

Permits can be booked via Pitlochry Angling Club’s website www.pitlochryanglingclub.com

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Loch Tay

Over 16 miles long and 1 mile wide in parts. 

The area covered by these permits is marked on the map, on the reverse side of the ticket, and broadly described as follows:

 

The surface of Loch Tay and the shoreline, from Lawers, burn on the north shore, and the manse burns on the south shore, to the west end of the loch. The river lochay from the junction of the dochart, upstream to the headwaters. The river dochart from the junction upstream to the alteally burn. lochan-na-Larig is also included. 

 

There are sections of the shoreline and parts of the river bank which are excluded from anglers and marked on the map. These areas are shown by a single line on the map and are clearly defined by fences or walls and notices.

 

Fishing permits are available in-store from James Bayne fishing tackle in Callander. Trout & char fishing permit from the 15th of March to the 6th of October. The coarse permit for pike is from the 1st of January to the 31st of March, and the 1st of May to the 31st of December. Perch and roach fishing is from the 15th of March to the 31st of October and from the 1st of May to the 6th of October.

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Loch Tummel

 

Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre 

22 Atholl Road, 

Pitlochry, 

Perthshire, PH16 5BX)

 

Loch Tummel is located west of Pitlochry and provides spectacular surroundings and outstanding fishing potential for brown trout, perch and pike. The most accessible fishing sites are located on the south shore of the loch which can be reached from the A9 by taking the unclassified road signposted to Foss . This exit is located between the two Pitlochry exits from the A9. The B8019 north shore road climbs high above the loch and provides scenic views including the famous Queens View but gives little access to the shore.

 

The Loch Tummel Riparian Association (LTRA) was formed in 1978 to protect and oversee the fishing on Loch Tummel. Fishing permits can be purchased via this website or in person from the Pitlochry Visit Scotland Information Centre.

 

Prices: Day £8.00 Week £25.00 Season £40.00

 

The loch is regularly stocked with mature brown trout to improve the fishing and breeding population. 

 

Area of allowed fishing:

 

The permit allows fishing Loch Tummel anywhere except where marked in red on the map issued when you get your permit.

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