In Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park there are many excellent opportunities for fishing. With 22 lochs and 39 miles of coastline around 3 sea lochs, this makes the National Park an ideal place for a variety of different types of fishing from fly fishing to sea angling and as a bonus experience the wonderful scenery and amazing variety of wildlife around you.
Permits and equipment are available from a number of different outlets throughout the National Park.
You can find information on permits and suppliers here.
Salmon and sea trout
- When fishing for salmon and sea trout you must always have legal right or written permission
- Kelts and coloured fish (salmon that have/or are about to spawn) must be returned
- Salmon and sea trout may only be fished for with one handheld rod or four boat trolled rods
Brown trout and coarse fish
- When fishing for brown trout and coarse fish you should have permission from the landowner or the relevant permit
- You can fish with one handheld rod for trout or four attended rods for coarse fish
- It is illegal to use live vertebrates, such as small fish for bait
- A special license from Scottish Natural Heritage is required to fish for European eel or powan
- Always wear an appropriate life jacket when in a boat or wading
- Use eye protection to guard against stray hooks
- Avoid standing and moving around in boats
- Do not consume alcohol before or during angling
- Take protective clothing and check the weather forecast
- Look out for overhead power lines and take shelter during thunderstorms. Fishing rods conduct electricity which can be fatal
- Respect local catch limits
- Use barbless hooks and try to keep handling to a minimum for catch and release
- Respect wildlife and adhere to advisory signage
It is important that you avoid spreading diseases, parasites and introducing non native species between water bodies by:
- Not moving fish or other aquatic organisms between waters
- Disinfect and dry out tackle and clothing between trips
Respect for others
- Show respect to other anglers and recreational users
- Allow canoes and kayaks to pass without obstruction
- Never leave litter or discard line or hooks
- Always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.