Fishing in Kinloch Rannoch
In the heart of Highland Perthshire, the rivers and lochs surrounding Kinloch Rannoch are filled with a wide variety of fish including salmon, brown trout, pike and grayling. For the novice fisherman, expert tuition can be arranged and experienced fishermen, looking for game or coarse fishing, will find these waters both challenging and beautiful.
Loch Rannoch, stretching 10 miles in length, and running from east to west, is famous for its carnivorous breed of Ferox trout. As these fish feed on other smaller fish, they can reach a considerable size, some as big as 20lb or more. Boats are available for hire and, from the loch, you will get a clear view of Schiehallion rising at the south eastern end, as well as some of the last remaining Caledonia forest at the Black Wood, on the south bank of the loch.
Loch Bhac sits in the hills above nearby Loch Tummel, overlooking the River Garry towards the mountains of Bheinn a Ghlo and fishing on this loch is run by the Pitlochry Angling Club. The loch contains some native brown trout, and is regularly stocked with rainbow trout. Two boats are available, as well as three bank rods and permits are required - www.pitlochryanglingclub.co.uk
On the Schiehallion road, from Aberfeldy towards Tummel Bridge, with spectacular views over the mountains and moors, visitors can also rent one of the two boats from Pitlochry Angling Club to fish for trout on Loch Kinnardochy. While on the loch, you may also see swans and other wild birds.
Permits (varying in price) are required for these waters and can be obtained in local shops and through hotels.