The Best Fishing Spots Near Glencoe & The Glencoe Area
Going fishing in Scotland provides many opportunities to catch a tremendous variety of fish. The fishing spots in Glencoe are aplenty, with options to catch fish in lochs, rivers and fisheries. Whether you choose to rent a boat or fish from the edge of the shore, you are never short of finding the perfect fishing spot around Glencoe.
We’ve listed some of our favourite fresh and seawater fishing locations around Glencoe, highlighting some of the great species that you can catch. No matter where you fish, it is important that you do your research and obtain a fishing permit, and always respect the local area and wildlife, ensuring that you follow local conservation guidelines.
For hundreds of years, Loch Leven has been known, both nationally and internationally, to be a great brown trout fishery. Its 3,600 acres of water offers great opportunities for an amazing catch. Loch Leven’s shallow waters allow great catching opportunities from small inflatables and kayaks, or if you want to fish from shore, the north bank is easily accessible with several spots for good bank fishing. Loch Leven is managed and maintained by Loch Leven fisheries, who also offer boat hire for a truly memorable fishing experience.
The east side of Loch Linnhe offers access to deep waters with an easy casting range. From this spot you can expect to be in with the chance of catching a variety of dogfish, thornback rays and even the occasional spurdog.
Slightly further afield, the large waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Arkaig offer great fishing opportunities. These waters are a known home to large trout. Loch Arkaig offers peaceful waters for a tranquil fishing trip where you can focus all of your attention on the catch while surrounded by magnificent scenery. As well as ordinary trout, due to some escapee fish from the local fish farms, Loch Lochy now contains rainbow trout as well. Loch Awe fishes well if you are interested in catching large brown trout - known to be some of the most impressive in Scotland.
As well as Loch Lochy, to the north of Glencoe, the River Lochy is the most famous salmon fishing river in the area, with its wide pools and deep meanders, it’s an excellent spot for fly fishing. Its Spean and Roy tributaries flow through many impressive gorges that make the fishing here very interesting. You can experience a wide variety of catches and enjoy panoramic views at the same time. As well as these rivers, the River Nevis produces salmon and sea trout towards the later months of the season. To the south of Glencoe, the Orchy and Awe rivers are also excellent salmon fishing rivers, echoing the tradition of salmon fishing in Scotland. Plus, the breathtaking scenery is the perfect backdrop to your Highland fishing trip!
A variety of species including, mackerel, cod, pollock and stake can be caught from the shores around the sea lochs of Lochaber. Good catches can be made from the shoreline and ledgering bait is the favoured technique of many local fishermen, with many using mussels, mackerel and peeler crab. Excellent sea fishing can be enjoyed from the popular spots of Corpach Pier and the Corran Ferry Pier.
There are also multiple fisheries around Glencoe including Lochuanagan, Achnabobane, Torlundy Loch and the Glencoe Lochan. These fisheries are stocked with rainbow trout and are a fun way to ensure you get a great catch.
Staying in Glencoe
Fishing around Glencoe offers a sheltered experience for a relaxing day angling the many waters available. There are countless popular fishing spots to get a good catch and the scenery is simply hard to beat.
Our Glencoe Inn boasts warm, authentic Scottish hospitality that compliments the nature and adventure that fills the area. This is a great base if you want to explore all of the great fishing opportunities in and around Glencoe, the best walking trails in the Highlands, cycling trails in and through Glencoe, and the spectacular Glencoe waterfalls that surround our location. We guarantee a relaxing night’s stay in the still of the Scottish Highlands.