Fishing – in search of the best

“Surprise yourself this year with a fishing trip in Scotland and a catch in one of our iconic lochs or world famous rivers surrounded by stunning Scottish scenery, be it our renowned Atlantic salmon, a hard fighting monster pike, or even a Scottish shark”    Visit Scotland.


Now many people would acknowledge Visit Scotland as vs1being an excellent provider of information on where to visit, what to see and do and even where to stay, but how many would consider Visit Scotland as one of the best providers of fishing information around.

I can highly recommend you check out their site and it matters not if your preference is for colourful Rainbow Trout, shining Grayling or even the seasonal stripy Mackerel, their reports on water conditions, ideal baits and even tidal charts are gaurenteed to help you have an even better day.

Another couple of favorites of mine are also worth checking out as I have taken fish to a good size from both.

Glen of Rothes has 6 acres of water, set in magnificent rothesHighland scenery in the Northeast of Scotland, and provides excellent Stillwater bank fishing for Rainbow trout, as well as for Browns, Blue rainbows and Brook trout. The lochs are mainly fly only, but there is a dedicated coarse loch with superb quality Carp, bream, orfe and tench well into double figures and is the only coarse loch in the area and a seperate bait loch suitable for families with rainbow trout.

The Mill of Kellas trout  fishery is Scotland’s newest trout fishery and is also a trout master’s water. Opened in July 2009 the fishery comprises of two fly lochs and one bait loch. All the lochs are re-stocked weekly with fish from 2.5lbs in to double figures.

All fish stocked are grade one fish supplied by Belhaven Trout Company and all the lochs are fully accessible by wheel chair.