The following information is taken from the leaflet Fishing in the National Park. Download a full detailed version here:
There are excellent fishing opportunities of all types in the National Park: from high quality fly fishing on famous salmon rivers, through loch fishing for brown trout and other species by boat or from the shore, to fisheries re-stocked regularly with brown or rainbow trout and coarse fishing for pike and perch etc.
Fishing is available to anyone by purchasing a fishing permit, on sale at a variety of outlets, such as fishing tackle shops, newsagents or individual proprietors in the case of salmon and sea trout.
Where Can I Fish?
Many fishing locations can only be accessed on foot, sometimes over rough ground. Additional facilities such as good paths and wheelie-boats designed for wheel-chair users may be available at some locations.
Game fishing for salmon, sea trout or brown trout and in some places rainbow trout or grayling, can be enjoyed at a number of locations throughout the Park, many of which are in scenic highland situations. Boat fishing, as well as bank fishing, is available in many of the locations.
Most of the outlets which sell permits for brown trout fishing will also sell permits for coarse fish species that are also present. Coarse fish you can catch include pike, perch, roach, dace, bream, chub, carp and gudgeon.
Responsible Fishing - Protect the Park
Please do not to bring the fishing community into disrepute - try to leave things in the condition you would like to find them. In particular:
- Do you need an open fire? Use a stove or leave no trace of any camp fire.
- Use a public toilet or bury your waste.
- Take your rubbish home or dispose of litter in bins.
- Is your tent one too many? Avoid over-crowding.
- Keep noise down and lights low after 9pm.
- Dispose of your fishing line responsibly. Fishing line kills wildlife by choking or damaging limbs.
- Always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.