Salmon and Trout Holidays in Scotland near Outlander Film Locations
To begin with, there are excellent fishing spots near all the Outlander film locations. Furthermore, if you are looking to combine touring and fishing as a couple, then read on.
Firstly, for each numbered Outlander location on the map below, here are suggested fishing activities.
Outlander – Fishing near Doune Castle
To begin, Doune Castle used in Outlander as Castle Leoch, seat of the Clan MacKenzie. Also it was also used for filming Monty Python and the Holy Grail. In fact, the Castle is close to the River Keith. A very good Autumn salmon river. The Teeth is is a tributary of the River Forth and is a superb salmon river in September and October.
Fishing near Kinloch Rannoch
Kinloch Rannoch is not only the site of “Craigh na Dun” used in the first episode, it’s also surrounded by superb fishing. If your target is wild brown trout, then the shallow clear loch Dunalistair Water offers superb sport and holds some very big fish. There are also numerous pike and trout lochs nearby and if you travel about 40 minutes away you can enjoy salmon fishing on Scotland’s biggest river, the River Tay.
Fishing near the village of Culross
Culross was used as the location for Cranesmuir, the village near Castle Leoch. A short drive from Culross north will connect you with the River Earn. This is one of Scotland’s best Salmon, Trout and Grayling Rivers. The salmon fishing peaks on this river in October, however, the trout fishing is superb in May. You can also catch sea trout in the River Earn and night fishing is always worth a try.
Fishing near Tulloch Ghru
Firstly, Tulloch is the woodland, where Claire meets Jamie in the first episode. A short drive north from here and you can be on the iconic River Spey, one of Scotland’s best salmon rivers. There are many good beats, and which one to choose depends on the conditions and time of year. Our favourite beats to fish are Ballindalloch, Wester Elchies and The Brae Water beats, between them, they offer something for all conditions. The Muckrach Hotel is the perfect base for this.
Outlander – Fishing near Falkland
Falkland poses as Inverness in the first episode. If you drive 45 minutes north you can be Salmon Fishing on the River Tay. This is a salmon fishing experience that everyone interested in Fly Fishing in Scotland should enjoy.
Fishing near Glencorse Old Kirk
Is where Claire and Jamie got married. It is also very close to one of Scotland’s best pike fishing lochs. This scenic loch (lake) is close to Edinburgh. Fishing for predators on this loch can be enjoyed by fly fishing, spin casting or bait fishing.
Fishing near the Highland Folk Museum
This area is breathtaking, close to the distilleries of Speyside. Salmon Fishing on the River Spey and accommodation at the superb Muckrach Country House. Fishing detailed above (Tulloch Ghru)
Fishing near the Bo’ness Kinneil Railway
The train station where Frank says farewel to Claire as he heads off to war. Close to Edinburgh, this is an opportunity to travel south and enjoy Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed. Arguably, the River Tweed is also one of Scotland’s best trout rivers . As a result, the dry fly sport in April and May is nothing short of spectacular. Moreover, October sees the biggest runs of Salmon. However, fish can be caught all year. Finally, it’s important to choose the right beat according to the time of year. With that in mind, we have access to beats throughout the Tweed.
Fishing near Aberdour Castle
The Abbey where Clare nurses Jamie’s injuries at the hands of Black Jack. If you travel north from here you can fish the Iconic and historic Loch Leven for wild brown trout or pike. Loch Leven is one of Scotland’s most famous lochs. In days gone by it was home to a hatchery and brown trout from here were used to stock rivers and lakes around the world, including North America, New Zealand and Patagonia.
Fishing near Hopetoun House
Hopetoun has been used to film scenes in series 1, 2, 3 and 4. It was used as the home for Duke of Sandringham. Hopetoun House is close to Edinburgh and there are many superb trout fisheries near Edinburgh worth a visit.
Fishing near Linlithgow Palace
Meanwhile Linlithgow Palace was the setting for Wentworth Prison. To remind you, this is where Jamie suffers torture at the hands of Black Jack,. Under the shadow of the palace you can enjoy epic trout fishing. Linlithgow Loch is a superb Rainbow trout fishery, that happens to hold a very good stock of wild brown trout. Finally, if you hit it on the right day, you can enjoy spectacular sport on the dry fly.
Fishing near Blackness Castle
This was the film setting for the Fort William Headquarters of Jack Randall, this castle is actually a stone’s throw from Edinburgh. Why not try your hand trout fishing at one of Scotland’s few Lakes? (we call them lochs and there are over 30,000)
Lastly, the Lake of Menteith is a stunning fertile lake that offering brown and rainbow trout fishing. In fact, it’s also a hugely productive pike fishery as well. Thus, Menteith is a shallow Mesotrphice Lake with a great natural food source for fish. Meanwhile, the scenery is lovely too and regardless of wind direction, there’s always somewhere to get fishing. Typically a day here would involve fishing from a boat with a guide. Several of our guides fish for Scotland at International level at this venue, so you can be assured of being well informed and looked after.