Wild Trout fishing throughout Scotland, rivers and lochs
Scotland has approximately 30,000 freshwater lochs (lakes) that hold wild trout. Our team aim to help you connect with the best fishing lochs and rivers in Scotland, that hold good stocks of wild brown trout. It’s important to keep in mind, that most of the brown trout in Scotland are genetically very pure, and the various strains of trout have been in existence since the ice age.
The colours, size and marking on brown trout very much determined by their feeding and habitat. As you can see from the fish on the right, this particular trout is probably a shrimp feeder and from a limestone loch with an abundant food source and hence little competition for food.
How do you know the best fishing spots? Our team of fishing guides are spread geographically throughout Scotland and have specialist knowledge in wild brown trout and the fly patterns and techniques that are effective.
Many fisheries are within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow, however, the best fishing rivers and lochs in Scotland for trout are located in some remote fishing lochs and river in the Highlands and the West Coast of Scotland.
Minimise your luggage – we’ll supply quality tackle and waders
We can provide the very best fishing tackle to maximise your chances of catching. In addition we hold stocks of Orvis breathable Waders and boots in all lies from children up to size 15. Brown trout are opportunistic feeders and if the conditions are right, the sport can be fast and furious. We lean towards fishing floating lines and surface flies. Occasionally, you have to go deep to get them.
The season for Brown Trout in Scotland is from 15th March to 6th October. When the best fishing is, depends on the location of the venue and the climate and natural feeding source.
Often the best lochs are in remote locations so we can take you in a fully equipped off-road Land Rover. This makes for an adventure in itself.
Fishing for wild brown trout is catch and release with Alba in Scotland. We support the Wild Brown Trout Trust as a trade member, which protects these fish and their habitat.