Fort William and Glencoe offer many fishing opportunities, set amidst spectacular scenery.
There are numerous salmon fishing opportunities in the area. The River Lochy offers the salmon angler some of the most spectacular salmon fishing in the Scotland. The river is 10 miles long, and flows through the Great Glen with the backdrop of Ben Nevis (UKs highest mountain) and the surrounding peaks. The Loch produces big spring fish with a typical average weight of 17lbs (7-8kilos).
The River Orchy is located to the west of Glencoe and flows into Loch Awe. This is a truly spectacular, and smaller spate river. You can catch migratory fish and brown trout. This is a streamy, fast flowing river, tumbling over impervious boulders in some sections, and gliding through deep pools in others. The best fishing here is when the river is falling after a spate.
If you are staying at the excellent Glencoe House Hotel, then both of these salmon rivers are accessible. The drive to the Orchy is worth considering, if you would like to marry the fishing experience with a scenic driver through Glencoe or Glen Etive.
Trout fishing near Fort William and Glencoe
There are numerous trout fishing rivers and lochs in this area. North of Fort William, you can enjoy fishing on the River Garry, Loch Garry, and numerous hill lochs. Wild brown trout are abundant here. The fishing starts to become productive in April and peaks in May and June. Large Ferox trout can be caught in Loch Arkaig and Loch Quoich.
There are two of the best wild brown trout fishing lochs in Scotland. Fishing here is from a drifting boat. We can supply tackle, life vests and the knowledge to target these fish.
Loch Shiel is also accessible from Fort William. It is a 25 minute drive west. You can fish for brown trout traditional style from a boat here. It’s an area of outstanding beauty and with Glenfinnan monument and viaduct visible at the East
Fort William offers a few sea fishing charters. The sea lochs in this area offer shelter and depth, as well as a variety of species. Pollack, wrasse, mackerel, dogfish, skate and other species can be caught in these waters.
Non anglers can enjoy these Sea fishing charters too, and enjoy the spectacular scenery and wildlife.
If you would like to arrange a day trip, we can provide all the very best equipment. We will also collect and drop off from your accommodation. Lunches can be provided, as well as professional photography.
Please get in touch to arrange a day.