Wild Brown Trout Fishing near Fort William Glencoe and Inverlochy Castle
Fort William, Lochaber and the Glencoe area offer a great variety of wild brown trout fishing. We provide fishing trips in a wide variety of lochs and rivers, set in epic West Highland scenery.
Our guide can collect you from your hotel, and transport you to the river or loch. He will have everything you need for the day, tackle, flies, and waders if river fishing.
Waders, boots, life vest and fishing tackle are all provided. some of the lochs in the area hold large Ferox trout. These trout have gained weight through cannibalism. Typical river and loch trout are smaller and feisty. Wild trout average 3/4 pound, are beautifully marked and fight hard.
Pick up from hotel, including Glencoe House, Inverlochy Castle or Eriska
Our guide can pick you up from your hotel in the Fort William area.
A typical day starts at 08:30 and drop off at 4pm, though we are flexible with timings. The weather in Lochaber can be wet, so bring waterproof jacket and trousers. We have waders and boots in all sizes, if you are river fishing.
You should have a reasonable level of fitness, as the day sometimes involves hill walking. The trout fishing in the lochs can be productive, and it pays to keep on the move. Your best tactic is moving quietly along the shore line. You will not need to cast far, most of the catchable trout are close to the shore.
Please bring a packed lunch on the day, and some water and a UV sunscreen. A good hat and sunglasses are vital to protect your eyes and head from UV rays.
Loch Arkaig, Loch Shiel, Loch Garry and River Lochy
Loch Arkaig is famous for large Ferox brown trout as well as a good population of wild brown trout. Your fishing guide provides a boat to enjoy a day drifting across the loch.
We will provide an auto inflate Crewsaver life vests. You should wear warm layers, bring a hat, sunglasses and sun screen.
The scenery on Loch Arkaig is epic. The loch is lightly fished, so if you are looking for space and freedom, this is a great choice.
Loch Shiel is a large, deep loch which holds both Brown Trout, Ferox trout, Sea Trout and Salmon. The Loch Shiel area has both the Glenfinnan monument and the viaduct. The Glenfinnan Viaduct was made famous in the Harry Potter movies.
Glenfinnan is an area with a deep history. Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the standard when he started the second Jacobite uprising.
Loch Shiel is an area of outstanding beauty and you will probably encounter eagles, otters, black-throated divers and red deer.
There is no shore fishing allowed on Loch Shiel, so fishing is from a drifting boat. Your guide will arrange everything, including life vest.