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Fishing Around Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond Net
Loch Lomond Net

Loch Lomond
The largest surface area of fresh water Loch in the UK. And as you would expect with its size it holds possibly the largest variety of fish in Scotland. This ideal habitat provides great sport for the angler. Salmon and sea trout return up the River Leven into the Southern reaches of the loch, whilst brown and rainbow trout, pike, perch, roach, chub and dace offer variety for every angler. What more glorious surrounding could you ask for to practice your sport.

Carbeth Fishery - Situated in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 1 mile from Queens View and within easy reach of Glasgow. This peaceful area allows you to enjoy a quiet and relaxing few hours, whilst you enjoy a sport that is loved by many.

A great website to visit is www.lochlomondangling.com for even more information on fishing in loch lomond.

Game Fishing
Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association

Membership of the Association allows that member to fish Loch Lomond, River Fruin, River Leven leased parts of the River Endrick and parts of the Gairloch.

Applications for membership should be addressed to:
Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association
Michael Brady, Secretary, LLAIA PO Box 3559
Glasgow G71 7SJ


Tel: +44(0)141 781 1545

There is now a permit for COARSE fishing prices is £2.50 per day or £25.00 per season (All money raised going to fishery trust for scientific work related to fishery etc)

Game fishing prices are: £15.00 per day. £40.00 per week

Season permits are £160.00 plus a one off joining fee of £25.00

An entrance fee of £25 if over 21yrs of age and £12.50 if under 21yrs of age is payable on the first year of membership. The annual fee is £132 if over 21yrs £44 if under 21yrs. *

Season

  • Salmon from 11th February to 31st October
  • Sea Trout from 1st May to 31st October
  • Brown Trout from 15th March to 6th October
  • A permit is required for all game fishing
  • Legal methods of fishing Fly / Spin / Bait (inc.shrimp)
  • Sunday fishing is not permitted

Lures and Flies
Some tried and tested lures and flies for the visitor. Trolled lures do well in the early part of the season worth trying are Abu Toby, Kynoch Killer and Rapala lures sized 18 to 20gram. As the season progresses into the warmer weather a team of flies from a drifting boat give good sport, patterns worth a try are Mallard and yellow, Invicta and Big Daddy Longlegs.

Pike Fishing
Loch Lomond is deemed one of the best locations for pike fishing by the Pike Anglers Club of Great Britain.

No permit required

Dead bait fishing only

Other Coarse Fishing
Other species to be found within the Loch are Perch, Roach, Ruffe. Dace and Powan. The Ruffe which is not a native species is thought to have been introduced by means of live baiting for pike they are an unwelcome visitor having a large appetite for other fishes eggs first found within the Loch in 1982 they are now the most common fish within the Loch.

No permit required

Bait fishing only (no live bait)

* Charges may be incorrect, please do not take these charges as the actual charges until you have checked with the Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association.