Loch Lomond is perfectly situated to help you enjoy a relaxing fishing break. The loch has an enviable reputation as a course fishing venue. In 1947, T. Morgan caught the Scottish record Pike which weighed an incredible 47lbs 11oz (21.63kg) from the loch. Around the Balmaha area, smaller fish such as Perch, Roach, Ruffe and Dace can be caught. Pike anglers throughout Britain, rate the Loch Lomond Pike as the hardest fighting of all. The Loch is also one of the few homes in Scotland to the elusive Powan. It is a variety of the fresh-water Houting – a “whitefish” with an adipose fin. It can grow to around 18″ (46cm) and a weight of 2lbs (907g). The Powan is a protected species and if caught should be quickly returned.
For those looking to venture out further into The Trossachs area and beyond, fishing can be arranged on a variety of lochs and rivers.
There is no close season for coarse fishing as it is available all year round. The salmon and trout season in 2013 is open February – October.
Tuition through Loch Lomond Waterfront with John Milne SGAIC
We are very pleased to have respected writer John Milne as our resident Professional Fly-fishing Instructor. John is one of Scotland’s busiest and best instructors since he started teaching in 1999. John’s relaxed style of teaching gets the very best out of each client making the experience both worthwhile and memorable.
He will improve your casting in every way whether you are a complete beginner looking to get started or an experienced angler looking to hone your skills.Casts taught include: Basic Overhead Cast, Shooting Line, Roll Cast, Single Haul, Double Haul.
John offers two hour lessons on a one-to-one basis, small groups and he is available for corporate days.
Costs- inclusive of permit and equipment
Adult – £20 per hour minimum of 2 hours
Child under 17yrs – £15 per hour minimum of 2 hours
Adult and child – £25 per hour minimum of 2 hours
Full and half days can be arranged.