Fishing near Loch Lomond
Loch Lomond is the largest body of fresh water in the UK Anglers love it for its stunning location as well as, of course – the fish! The variety of fish reaches from sea trout, brown trout and hybrid bream to Arctic char, chub and eel as well as pike, which have a reputation for especially feisty round these parts! There’s decent salmon fishing to be had in the summer – a bit less reliable in the springtime but it depends on the year.
Loch Lomond is also home to a rare and protected fish species: the powan (a white fish). If caught, the fish should be returned quickly to the water
One of the best spots for fishing is actually the River Leven, flowing from Loch Lomond in the North to the River Clyde.
River Leven (February-October)
Throughout the Summer and Autumn, the river provides excellent fishing. Night fishing for sea trout is popular from late June, with good catches recorded by anglers every year. The lower reaches of the Leven are tidal, and many anglers like to be on this stretch of the river from one hour after high tide during darkness, to cover fresh fish moving in and out with the tide. For permits contact Loch Leven Fisheries: 01577 863467.