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Your Guide To Fishing In Loch Lomond

Pack up your tackle bag, untangle your line, shuck on your waddlers and set off for your Loch Lomond fishing trip. The Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond is the perfect spot for a good fishing experience in the local lochs and rivers. Many different types of fish can be caught in these waters such as trout, salmon, pike, perch and more. There are plenty of great spots for fishing by the shore or you can rent a boat and enjoy a peaceful day of fishing on the loch.

To help you decide on where to try your luck, we’ve outlined some fantastic spots for catching freshwater fish in and around Loch Lomond. We’ll also outline information on fishing permits – when you need them and where to get them.


Fishing Spots In Loch Lomond

When fishing around Loch Lomond, you’ll experience the largest body of freshwater fish in the UK with the most vast variety of fish to catch, ranging from chub to sea trout. Loch Lomond is known for its difficulty in pike fishing, but is an excellent spot for coarse fishing.

Boats can be hired from Balmaha Boat Yard for those hoping to fish on the east, and from Balloch at the Loch Lomond Boat Hire for fishing on the south end. Please note: Loch Lomond is home to a protected species, the Powan, so ensure you do your research beforehand so if you catch this fish, you can put it straight back into the waters where it belongs.

Restrictions: Fishing is not permitted on Sundays in Loch Lomond, in any area. You can purchase a permit, which you’ll need for fishing in all areas, from the following locations:


Loch Lomond Angling Improvement –  Tel: 0141 781154

MacFarlane & Son – Tel: 01360 870214

Inverbeg Holiday Park – Tel: 01436 860267

Ardlui Hotel – Tel: 01301 704243


Fishing Spots In The Trossachs

For those looking for a more private, peaceful day of fishing, the various lochs around the Trossachs are a fantastic option. From this location, you can fish in  Loch ArdLoch AchrayLoch Venachar – all spectacular lochs host a number of freshwater fish such as pike, perch, rainbow trout, salmon and brown trout.

Loch Katrine is a popular spot for tourists and can become quite busy at the weekends and during the summer months. After the loch being closed for the past 10 years, the Loch is now open for fishing again so you can enjoy a day of tranquillity and reflection on this great loch. You can hire boats with electric engines to make getting out into the water that little bit easier and try your hand at catching brown trout or pike. Please note that only fishing from the boat is permitted at Loch Katrine, no bank fishing is allowed.

Loch Lubnaig is a hidden gem located near Callander, and is a great spot for a whole day out with BBQ and picnic tables. This area permits bank fishing with bait, spin or fly but fishing is not permitted on Sunday. At Loch Lubnaig, you can fish for brown trout, sea trout, char, salmon and perch.

Near the village of The Port of Menteith near Aberfoyle, you will find Scotland’s only lake – the Lake of Menteith. The lake is a great option for family’s or those looking to start out in fishing as there is tuition available, coaching, permits and excellent facilities including equipment hire and free parking available on site. In the lake, you can catch pike, brown trout and rainbow trout. This area is fly fishing from boat only.

Permits In The Trossachs

In this area, there is ample car parking as well as excellent facilities for trash and toilets. There any many places to purchase a fishing permit, listed below:


Loch Katrine:

Loch Katrine Fisheries – Tel: 01877 386374

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Loch Ard:

James Bayne Fishing Shop – Tel: 01877 330218

The Forest Hills Hotel –  Tel: 01877 382277

Go Country Watersports – : Tel: 01877 387750

Ledard Farm – Tel: 01877 387219

David Marshall Lodge Aberfoyle – Tel: 01877 382258

Post Office Aberfoyle – Tel: 01877 382231


Loch Achray:

James Bayne Fishing Shop Tel: 01877 330218

Forestry Commission Aberfoyle Tel: 01877 382 383

David Marshall Lodge Aberfoyle Tel: 01877 382258

Post Office Aberfoyle Tel: 01877 382231

Aberfoyle Motors: Tel: 01877 382231

Tigh Mor Tel: 01877 332 800


Loch Venachar:

Trossachs Leisure in Callander – Tel: 01877 330011

Post Office Aberfoyle – Tel: 01877 382231

David Marshall Lodge Aberfoyle – Tel: 01877 382258


Loch Lubnaig:

Portnellan Lodges Tel: 01838 300284


Lake Menteith:

Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Tel: 01877 382258

Lake of Menteith Fisheries Tel: 01877 385664



In the area of Breadalbane, you can find larger lochs such as Loch Earn and Loch Tay. Fishing in this area is permitted from boat and bank, and all types of fishing are allowed giving you a great chance to catch the brown trout, rainbow trout and regular trout that populate the waters. Close by these lochs, you’ll find Loch Voil, for salmon, brown trout, sea trout and arctic char, and Loch Doine for bank fishing.

Permits In Breadalbane


Loch Earn:

Drummond Estate – Tel: 01567 830400

Loch Earn Caravan Park – Tel: 01764 685270

Lochearnhead Post Office – Tel: 01567 830201

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Loch Tay:

Taymouth Angling Club, Kenmore Tel: 01887 830765


Loch Voil: 

Permits: J. Baynes Fishing Tackle – Tel: 01877 330 218

Kings House Hotel – Tel: 01877 384646

Lochearnhead Post Office – Tel: 01567 830201

Mrs Catriona Oldham – Tel: 01877 384 219


Loch Doine:

Baynes Fishing Tackle Tel: 01877 330 218


Your Accommodation In Loch Lomond

Cameron House Resort is ideally situated in Loch Lomond for access to all the spectacular fishing spots. Whether you’re a small group, a couple enjoying a weekend away or a family looking for a new adventure, we have everything you need for a fantastic trip in Loch Lomond. We offer luxury roomssuites and lodges, all designed with your comfort in mind to enjoy a good night’s sleep and an unforgettable experience.

View our options and learn all about the facilities, including golf and spa, on our website.

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