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Scotland General
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Loch Lomond (Wikipedia)
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It shares a border with England to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.

Edinburgh is the country's capital and second-largest city. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, was once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now lies at the centre of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Scottish waters consist of a large sector of the North Atlantic and the North Sea, containing the largest oil reserves in the European Union. This has given Aberdeen, the third-largest city in Scotland, the title of Europe's oil capital. There are numerous bodies of freshwater including Loch Lomond and Loch Ness.

Due to its long coastline, plentiful rivers and large inland lakes, the people of Scotland have long been involved in fishing. Twenty-six rivers flow into the sea from Scotland the principal ones being the Tay, Spey, Clyde, Tweed, Dee, Don and Forth.

Scotland has over six thousand lochs, ranging from small hill lochs offering wild brown trout fishing to some of the largest freshwater bodies in the UK with perch, artic char, ferrox trout, sea trout, brown trout, grayling, pike, salmon and chubb. Also there are very few places in Scotland where you are not within easy reach of one of the hundreds of commercial fisheries, predominantly offering rainbow trout fishing, blues and steelheads and coarse species such as carp, perch and tench.

Scotland also has over seven thousand miles of coastline with charter boats and sea fishing stations in abundance.

There is no national rod license required in Scotland and permits for most of the river systems can be obtained from a variety of tackle shops and hotels.

Loch Lomond

Satellite View
Loch Lomond has an interesting biology because it have two distinct environments. The northern half of the loch is a typical glacial formed, deep narrow highland loch while the southern end is shallow and more akin to a typical lowland loch. The southern environment suites coarse fish. There are roach, dace, rudd, pike and perch. There are also powan which you should return immediately if you catch them as they are very much an endangered species. Loch Lomond is probably one of the best pike fishing venues anywhere and the fishing is free...

Angling for Youth Development

Angling for youth development is a charity registered in Scotland (No. Charity SC028354) with the purpose of offering people of all backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to participate in the sport of angling, thereby improving their quality of life...

Association of Scotish Stillwater Fisheries

Our main aim is to promote our membership and to encourage the raising and maintaining of standards within our commercial sector. We do this through minimum standards of entry, our website, advertising, and attendance at exhibitions and events....

E.F.S.A (Scotland)

The Federation was established to promote the sport of sea angling throughout Europe and the Scottish section was one of its founder members. The section organises both boat and shore competitions throughout the year and for over ten years these have been on a conservation basis with fish being returned after landing. Members regularly visit other countries throughout Europe and the rest of the world to take part both in competition and pleasure fishing.

Lothian & Borders Police Sea Angling Section

D Stephens, Bathgate Police Station, South Bridge St, Bathgate EH48 1TW 0131 333 3073

Pike Anglers Alliance for Scotland

The purpose of the 'Alliance' is to provide a democratically constituted organisation consisting of pike anglers supportive of the concept of conserving, protecting and promoting pike and pike angling in Scotland. Since its inception the Alliance has grown to be Scotland's largest single species angling group, developing effective representation within local and national bodies. We hope this site gives you an insight into pike angling and pike welfare, feel free to contact us on any pike related matter...

Scottish Anglers National Association

The Caledonian Club, 32 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE. Secretary : Mr Douglas Beckett Tele : +44 (0) 131 558 3644 Fax : +44 (0) 131 557 6269 E-mail :

Scottish Carp Group

Formed in 1988 by five individuals who were keen to promote carp fishing in Scotland and this is...

Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling

The S.F.C.A. is the national governing body of the sport of coarse angling in Scotland and represents the interests of the anglers in it's member clubs and the coarse angling public nationally and internationally. We are a non-profit making organisation...

Scottish Police Sea Angling Association

Sgt. Bob Murphy 6 Millar Place, Falkirk FK8 1UX 01786 462085

Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN)

The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network (SSACN) is an independent Charity registered in Scotland which was created to focus on conservation issues in the marine environment, especially those affecting sea anglers.

The Association of Salmon Fishery Boards

5a Lennox Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 1QB Director, Mr Andrew Wallace 0131 343 2433

Scottish Carper

Scottish Carp Group Forum

Scottish Anglers National Association Competition Clubs

Scottish National Trout Fly Fishing Championship - Scottish National Rivers Championship - Scottish Club Championship - Champion of Champions - Scottish International Loch Style Teams - Scottish International Rivers Team

Fly Fishing Lessons in Scotland & Fly Casting Courses

We provide fly fishing lessons for complete beginners and corrective courses for anglers who haven't quite perfected their casting skills. We can give you a 1 day introductory fly fishing lesson to 2 or 3 day fly fishing course which can cover tuition in both river and loch fishing, boat and bank fishing. Our fly fishing lessons take place on several locations in Perthshire, Scotland within an hours drive of Edinburgh, Glasgow or Dundee.

Castle Loch Fisheries

Fishing Holidays
Castle Loch is not only one of Britains Premier Coarse Fisheries but also a peaceful nature reserve. As well as angling you can expect to enjoy a variety of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat. We are the only fishery to have ever held three national records (Scottish) at the same time. Currently we hold the Scottish Record Tench and the Scottish Record Bream and have just recently lost the Scottish Record Carp title which we held for over 5 years.

Fishing in Scotland

Fishing in Scotland includes opportunities for salmon, brown trout and sea trout angling , but coarse fishing is increasingly popular. Angling is the most important participation sport in the country. It makes the ideal place for a holiday or vacation and there are a wealth of tackle shops, guides and gillies who can help you...