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Fishing

Loch Lomond provides the largest fresh water loch in Scotland and is home to a large variety of fish. The loch provides idyllic surroundings and conditions for the keen angler.

Salmon, Sea Trout, Pike,
Perch Eels, Brown Trout, Roach, Chub,
Rainbow Trout, Powan, Ruffe, Dace

Fishing Facts

In the southern reaches, there have been taken specimens of deep sea fish, although these probably made their way to the loch from the sea via the River Leven.

The powan, a fresh water herring is found in only one other loch in Scotland. It is believed to be a descendent of the herring family, having been stranded during the Glacial period when the loch was first cut off from the sea. Like herring, the powan has to be netted. The MacFarlanes, at Balmaha have this right of netting handed down to them. The most common fish in the loch is pike.

William Wordsworth wrote a poem about the lovely cascade just by Inversnaid...

Fish without fin
Waves without win'
And the floating Island"

These lines crop up again and again in folk legends of the loch. Fish without fin probably relates to the eels which are abound in the waters and grow to considerable size.

Carbeth Fishery near Loch Lomond

Carbeth Fishery is situated in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 1 mile from Queen's View and within easy reach of Glasgow. Carbeth Fishery opened in 1997 and over the last 12 years, three different ponds have been developed. There is a bait pond, a fly pond and a top pond which is ideal for tuition and first timers learning to fish. All three ponds are stocked on a daily basis with rainbow trout, blue trout, tiger trout, golden trout and when in season brown trout.

Fishing Associations at Loch Lomond Scotland

Loch Lomond Angling Improvement Association 4 Woodside Place Charing Cross Glasgow G3 7QF Tel: 0141 353 5004 E-mail: web@lochlomondangling.com Web: www.lochlomondangling.com Join the association and fish : Loch Lomond, River Leven, River Fruin

Current weather

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