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Fishing holiday in Perthshire, Scotland


Fishing Holiday Scotland
Fishing in Scotland is a wonderful thing to do on holiday even if you have never tried it before. Below are some other suggestions of where you might like to fish and details of how to book fishing in Perthshire. Tight lines and happy days fishing in Scotland!
Loch Leven has long been a famous Scottish fishery. At the turn of the century many rivers and lochs around the world were stocked with brown trout from the loch chosen for their quality and beauty. Ova were transferred as far as New Zealand and North America.
Today the Loch Leven fishery hosts many of the Scottish championships. Fishing is by boat, at weekends booking is recommended. The boats are of an excellent sturdy design and the engines are well maintained. There is an excellent club house offering snacks and hot drinks and even a bar. There is also a tackle shop on site. Prices from £25. Bookings: Tel 01577 863407

Where to get your permits for fishing in Perthshire, Scotland.

Fishing near Crieff (Perthshire). Crieff AC has Drummond and Upper Strowan beats; brown, sea trout, salmon, dt £20, depending on month. Season 1 Feb-15 Oct; no Saturdays in Oct. Laird Management Ltd has Lochlane and Laggan fishings, with sea trout and salmon, dt £40, 1 Feb-31 Oct. Permits for all these from Crieff Tourist Office, 33 High St PH7 3HU (01764 652578). Brown trout fishing on Loch Turret; fly only; boats for hire. Permits from A Boyd, Newsagents and Tackle, 39 King St, Crieff PH7 3AX (01764 653871). Drummond Fish Farm, Comrie (01764 670500), on A85, has three lochans stocked daily with trout, open all year, from 10am - fishing in Scotland made easy!



Fishing near Auchterarder (Perthshire). Salmon, sea trout, brown trout and grayling fishing from Kerr & Co, James Sq, Crieff (01764 652659). £15, depending on month. Oct best season. No Sunday fishing. James Haggart, Haugh of Aberuthven, Auchterarder (01738 730206) has fishing for the same at Lower Aberuthven: salmon on application, grayling ticket £3. All legal baits allowed. Tickets for Orchill Loch trout fishery, from office at loch.

Dupplin Estate, Dupplin, nr Perth PH2 0PY, tel: 01738 622757, has a £5 permit on offer for brown trout and grayling, issued Mon-Fri from the estate office.

Loch Turret Fishing
A beautiful loch with dramatic Highland scenery, above Crieff.
Brown Trout Fishing Loch Turret Scotland
28th March -30th August
£6 per rod (£2.50 for senior citizens and *young anglers * free when accompanied by paying adult - bag limit 2) boat hire £2.00
Fly fishing only boat + 2 anglers £14 outboard hire £4

River Earn, Scotland - Fishing
Drummond Castle Beat (Temple Mill), Crieff  - 4 miles fishing on both banks
Upper Strowan Beat, Comrie  - 3 miles fishing on both banks.

Brown Trout Fishing Scotland
15th March - 6th October including Sundays
£5 per rod per day

Salmon Fishing and Sea Trout Fishing Scotland
The salmon season in Scotland runs from January 15th to October 15th. No fishing on Sundays.
£10 per rod per day February - end May
£15 per rod per day June/July
£20 per rod per day August - Mid October

The River Tay, Perthshire

Some of Scotland's finest fishing is on the Tay. The River Tay is famous for salmon fishing, but brown trout and coarse fish can also give good sport. The main stem can be broken down into three fishing sections: Loch Tay to the confluence with the Tummel, the Tummel to the Isla and from the Isla to the sea.

The Tay is one of Scotland's three premier salmon fisheries (the Spey and the Tweed being the other two). Over its course the river changes dramatically in character. In the headwaters it flows as a mere stream though upland moors, but below the confluence with the Tummel it is truly a big river with some of the greatest fishing in Scotland.      

Spring salmon are the favoured catch and are highly sought after. Unlike some rivers the spring run here has held up better than most. Salmon can be found in the river in all months of the year. The main runs take place in May/June and September/October. 2005 also saw excellent runs of grilse in the summer months.

The brown trout season runs from March 14th till October 6th. There are some great hill lochs too all over Scotland and taking a boat out on one of these can be an idyllic day's fishing.