on Scotland’s Rivers and Lochs
The Scottish rivers and lochs have always epitomised the very best of inland fishing and angling. Stunning scenery, rushing streams, silent pools, hidden lochs and the all-pervading silence – you could be light years from the worries and bustle of modern life.
Absolutely Scotland offers fishing in Scotland in various locations but we particularly recommend our Highlands fishing rivers and lochs. Only a couple of hours drive from the Central Belt of Scotland, we offer fishing on the River Truim (a tributary of the Spey), the renowned River Spey itself and four Hill Lochs, one of which is stocked. There is plenty of water on the river beats to suit all tastes – fast flowing or slow running, great rocky falls and large holding pools. Here, the true fisherman finds diverse challenges and a surprising variety of sport.
While the Highlands fishing rivers yield Brown Trout, Sea Trout and the mighty Salmon, the hill lochs can be fished for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and the fearsome Pike. Access to the rivers is easy by car with adequate parking. The banks retain the full flavour of country fishing in Scotland. Several stretches are wooded or very rocky and may require reasonable agility whilst others are open with easy footpaths along the banks. The hill lochs are reached by rough estate roads and, although not absolutely essential, the use of a four-by-four is certainly recommended. Boats are available for hire and both trolling and bank fishing are allowed.
Fishing Adventure Days
Fishing Adventure Days are designed for small groups up to ten, perhaps of mixed abilities, who wish to tackle a variety of different waters in a single day. These make perfect events for family, club or corporate days out in lovely countryside. Your ghillie introduces you to a series of different stretches of water, each with its own challenges and remains on hand to prevent you getting into trouble. If necessary, all equipment can be hired and tuition provided. A full catering service – including Elevenses, Lunch and an Evening Barbecue with prize giving – is available.
Highland Fishing Safaris
Our Safaris are based in Kingussie and Newtonmore in the Highlands with a wide variety of fishing on different stretches of the Rivers Spey and Truim and on our hill lochs. Although fishing in Scotland is the central theme, this is supported by other ways to enjoy the Highland countryside – including other wildlife, plantlife, walking and photography – for this is the land of the Eagle, Red Deer, Otter and much more. If you are lucky, you may even share your fishing waters with an Osprey – notorious for his disregard of fishing regulations! The Safaris can run for anything from three days up to a week and we can promise to fill every day for you! Accommodation is available in traditional Highland Country Lodges or at fine local hotels. Groups may be from ten upwards as we can split parties to tackle different activities on different days. A senior gamekeeper, assisted by ghillies as required, ensures that the programme is designed to maximise the fullest enjoyment of your whole party.
Fishing: Absolutely Anywhere!
For the truly dedicated game fisher, we can arrange fishing on many well-known beats in Scotland. For many, they are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will never be forgotten. From time to time, we arrange Blue Water Game Fishing trips to Kenya. The sport is excellent . . . . and so is the weather! We also arrange fishing trips to Iceland, Mexico and the Bahamas – sea, sun, sand, solitude and sport – what more could you ask for! If you wish to take part in any of these, please register your interest with us.