Loch Earn Fishing


Ardveich Bay, Lochearnhead, Perthshire FK19 8PZ, United Kingdom

Fishery Information

Loch Earn, found in Ardveich Bay, in the middle of Perthshire, is known for producing some of the largest brownies in all of Scotland, with some of them weighing up to ten pounds. It is not out of the question to reel in thirty or so fish in a single expedition, the majority of which will be brown trout, but you might also catch a rainbow trout or two.

Even though Loch Earn is home to eels, fishing for them is severely limited due to the Scottish Conservation Regulations. However, anglers who accidentally catch an eel while fishing for another species will not face any consequences.

In addition, the fishery encourages a catch and release policy on wild trout. Bank permits are very reasonably priced. The following is a complete list of the species of fish found in Loch Earn:

  • Wild Brown Trout
  • Arctic Char
  • Ferox Trout
  • Stocked Brown Trout (Triploid)
  • Occasional Salmon
  • Occasional Sea-Trout
  • Occasional Rainbow Trout (Triploid)
  • Eels
  • Vendace
  • Minnows
  • Sticklebacks

What size do the fish go to?

From 6z to well over 10lb.

What tactics work well?

Fly fishing with traditional flies. You will have more success catching fish if you at the Loch Earn if you match your float to the terrain. Low flat coastlines imply more expansive shallows, high banks mean the drop down could be just a few yards off shore. Fish feed in the shallows and along the drop off into deeper water. Cast near to the shore, particularly in the evening when you will notice fish moving in inches of water.

What facilities are on site?

Boat hire

Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available.

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