Fishing for Sport or Leisure

The Old School Apartments Ltd,
The Old School,
Argyll & Bute
PA35 1HN

Tel: 01866 844 160
Mob: 07787 512 122

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Loch Awe is one of the largest lochs in Scotland, over 26 miles long, a mile wide in places and reaching depths of 300ft.

As well as providing some spectacular scenery, Loch Awe is one of the most popular lochs in Argyll for angling, and is famous for its huge ferox trout.

Ferox Trout are large predatory brown trout that have switched from feeding on invertebrates to feeding on other fish, which has helped them to grow much bigger and live longer. Several British records have been caught in Loch Awe, including one on the 15th March 2002 which weighed in at an incredible 31lb 12oz! Most of the Brown trout in the Loch average 6 to 8oz in weight, which makes fishing for the Ferox Trout an interesting challenge for keen fisherman.

Other species that can be fished in Loch Awe, are Rainbow Trout 'escapees', Sea Trout, Salmon, Arctic Char, Perch and Pike.

Boat hire is available at different places around the Loch, including Loch Awe Boats and some local owners.

Dalavcih Loch

Their is a Protection Order in force and fishing is by permit only. Their are separate tickets for trout, salmon, pike and coarse fish. Permits are available from the Dalavich local shop, from several outlets around the loch and from tackle shops in Oban. Permits cost £6.00 per day, £12.00 for three days, £20.00 per week, £60.00 for the season, with half price rates for juveniles and concessions. There is no charge for children under 12 who are accompanied by a permit-holding adult.

Trout and Coarse season runs from 15th March to 6th October, the Pike season is all year round.