Fishing in Scotland

Fishing in Scotland

A Guide To Fishing In Scotland

Fishing in Scotland


Are you thinking about a fishing trip to Scotland? How does sitting beside one of many serene lochs and landing a catch in our rivers against a backdrop of stunning scenery sound?


Well, jump in one of our Rockinvan campervans and set out on a world class fishing trip. Whether you want to fish for Atlantic salmon, trout, grayling or wild pike, Scotland provides the perfect opportunity to combine your campervan hire with a spot of fishing


A salmon caught in Scotland



Salmon Fishing


Scotland is famous for being a home to the ‘king of fishes’, the Atlantic salmon, and many of its rivers have excellent stocks. The best option for angling is he River Spey, but Galloway is a hidden gem for Scottish salmon fishing.

It is in this corner of Scotland that you will find some of the best river fishing in the country, and although you’re hoping that salmon will be the catch of the day, you’ll also find trout and numerous coarse species, such as pike, carp and bream.

The River Annan starts out just north of Moffat as a burn and flows downhill until Evan and Moffat water join at Three Waters Meet. It is a superb salmon fishing destination; head to the lower beats in August and further up the river in October and November.


Castle Point Caravan Site

Rockcliffe, Galloway, DG5 4QL

01556 630248

[email protected]



Mossband Caravan Park

Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries, DG2 8JP

01387 760505


Trout and Grayling Fishing

Trout & Grayling Fishing

Although perhaps most famous for salmon, Scotland is also a haven for trout and grayling fishing. You will find both sea trout and wild trout in various rivers and lochs or stocked trout in the stillwaters.

I’d recommend heading over to the Hebrides for trout fishing as there are plenty of lochs to make the most of, but the rivers are home to migratory fish between June and October too.

Lewis, North Uist and South Uist are some of my favourite islands for trout fishing in Scotland. As with the rest of Scotland, you will need to obtain a permit for salmon and trout fishing.

It’s also wise to avoid Sunday fishing on the islands due to strong Hebridean values, so take some time away from the waters and see what else is on offer.

Eilean Fraoich Caravan Park

North Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BQ

01851 710504


Moorcroft Holidays

17 Carinish, North Uist, HS6 5HN

01876 580305


A big one



Coarse Fishing


The term ‘coarse’ refers to any freshwater fish, such as pike, carp, brem, chub, dace, perch and roach, but not salmon and trout. Pike can be found all over Scotland apart from the north, and carp is increasing in popularity too.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs is a fantastic area for coarse fishing, from specialist coarse fisheries such as Magiscroft in Cumbernauld, to freshwater lochs such as Loch Venachar, and rivers such as the River Forth.


Lagganbeg Holiday Park

Gartocharn, Loch Lomond,G83 8NQ

01389 830281



Lomond Woods Holiday Park

Tullichewan Drive, Loch Lomond G83 8QP

01389 755000


Sea fishing



Sea Fishing


Scotland’s coastlines are some of the most spectacular in the world, so it’s no surprise that sea fishing a very popular sport. Whether you’re fishing from the shore or boat, you can angle without any permits or licences.

There are hundreds of miles of coastline around Scotland, so you have plenty of destinations to choose from, but the north and east are ideal for cod and ling, whereas Pollack and dog fish are easily found in the south west.


Low Glengyre Farm

Ervie, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 0QY

01776 853573


Deeside Holiday Park

South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeenshire, AB12 5FX

01224 733860

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