Trout Fishing in rivers Lochay, Dochart and Loch Tay
At Bridge Park holiday cottage we are able to supply our guests with two Trout and Course fishing permits and car park display cards, issued by the Killin & Breadalbane Angling Club (founded 1881), as part of your holiday in Scotland.
The permits are for two ‘rods’ with any number in the party. A full set of
maps of the reaches covered (see below), permitted fishing methods as well
as rules and regulations and a calendar of club events will be in a blue folder at Bridge Park Cottage. The club has two well maintained boats that are for hire
at £10/day contact Donald Mclarty (vice President) on 0782 671 0611 for
more information, booking and details of the many fishing competitions they
hold from April until September.
The permitted fishing includes parts of the river Dochart, Lochay, Loch
Tay & all of Lochan Na Laraig; again please see below for more detailed description.
With easy access to the Rivers Tay and Dochart, as well as part of
Loch Tay, there must be few areas with so much fishing to offer. Anglers
enjoy the majesty of Loch Tay and its surrounding mountains. Trout fishing
in the rivers is first class and roach and pike abound in Loch Tay. There are
good shoals of grayling to keep the winter angler amused.
Loch Tayis a big loch, some sixteen miles long and a mile in breadth. Parts
of it are deep and most of its fishing potential is around its wooded shoreline.
The loch acts like a giant reservoir for the River Tay that exits from its
eastern end. Salmon fishing on the loch produces a few monsters between
twenty and thirty pounds each year. Trolling using Rapala plugs, Kynoch
Killers, spoons and minnows is the most effective methods for salmon fishing.
In addition to salmon there are goodly numbers of trout, charr, pike and roach. This latter fish appeared in numbers only recently and concentrates with the
pike at the Killin end of the loch. Trout can be caught by bait or fly all around
the loch. Several operators offer boats for hire for trout and salmon fishing.
The statutory season for brown trout is from 15th March to 6th October inclusive. There is no statutory close season for rainbow trout, grayling or
coarse fish in Scotland and several still-water fisheries are open all year round.
The angling season for salmon and sea trout on the Tay River is 15th January – 15th October but you will need to buy a special salmon fishing permit from
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