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Fishing in Perthshire and the Trossachs

This area is very well known for game fishing on both lochs and rivers with many choices on where to spend the day. Permits are required at all times, mostly moderately priced and are available for purchase locally. Please note that permit charges may vary from those shown here and should be checked via the contact details.

There are three river systems running through our area, the Tay, Earn and Forth. The trout season in Scotland is from 15th March to 6th October and the salmon season on the Tay from 15th January to 15th October and the Earn and Forth from 1st February to 31st October.

Ghillie services are available locally and can be sourced from permit issue points.

Coarse angling is concentrated within the Trossachs but there is some fishing on Loch Tay and the rivers Dochart and Lochay, by Killin.

Other than coarse fishing, rods must be hand held and not propped on a stick or rest for that would be a set line and contravenes the Scottish Game Fishing Laws. Only one rod may be used for each permit paid for. Fishing for or taking salmon or sea trout is prohibited on Sunday.

There are excellent fishing opportunities of all types in the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park .

This guide is set out using the three river systems and the fishing information is listed from the highest point of the system as it runs through our area.

'A child casts a fly
And suddenly we hear a cry, a fish, a fish; Eventually the fish is beat
And lies there at its captor's feet Gentle hands hold the prey
And a photoflash records the day; Then back into the water with silver gleam
Goes a fish for the future, a fish for the stream; A child looks up with a smile
And then I know it's been worthwhile.'

RIVER EARN system including LOCH EARN

Loch Earn – bank and boat fishing for brown and rainbow trout, char and the occasional sea trout. A dangerous loch in squally conditions. From £7 per day for trout (£3 under 16s) – Boat hire 4hrs £21, 6hrs £26, 8hrs £31


  • Drummond Estates – 01567 830400
    St Fillans Village Shop – 01764 685309
    Drummond Arms Hotel, St Fillans – 01764 685212
    Lochearnhead Village Stores – 01567 830214
    Lochearnhead Post Office – 01567 830201
    Boat Hire Loch Earn – 01567 830400

Drummond Estates Boat Hire

  • Ardveich Bay
    FK19 8PZ Lochearnhead
    Contact Person: Alexander Murray
    Phone: 01567 830400
    Fax: 01567 830265
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Fifteen-foot loch-style boats equipped with 4HP outboard engines to hire for fishing or pleasure on Loch Earn. Lifejackets supplied for a safe day on the water. Maximum carrying capacity of four adults per boat, restricted to three when fishing. Well behaved dogs welcome

River Earn

Various stretches available and season may differ on different beats and there is some grayling fishing available besides trout and salmon. Costs vary but Protection Order ensures there is fishing available at reasonable prices.




magnificently set between hills with the Braes of Balquhidder at west end. Boat and bank fishing available for brown and sea trout with the occasional salmon. Costs vary from £3 brown trout - salmon
Boat hire availbale.


  • Kings House Hotel – 01877 384646
    James Bayne, www.jamesbayne.co.uk , 01877 330218
    Mrs C Oldham, Balquhidder – 01877 384219 (boat hire also)

River Balvaig

Loch Lubnaig

  • Bank fishing for brown and sea trout, char with the occasional salmon.
    From £5 for brown trout and £10 for sea trout and salmon


  • Forest Enterprise – 01877 382258
    Immervoulin Caravan Park, Strathyre – 01877 38428
    James Bayne, Fishing Tackle and permits Callander – 01877 330218

River Leny – Corriechrombie

  • Brown trout only - From £5 per day
    Contact – James Bayne, Callander – 01877 330218

River Leny

  • Salmon only From £16 per day
    Contact – James Bayne, Callander – 01877 330218

River Teith

  • Brown and sea trout and salmon.
    From £32 per day
    Contact - James Bayne, Callander – 01877 330218

River Teith –Cambusmore Estate

  • Salmon only.
    Varies from £25 to £60 (plus VAT) – dependent on time of season
    Contact – Country Pursuits, Bridge of Allan – 01786 834495

The River Tay and Loch Tay

Loch Dochart and Lubhair

  • Situated about 1 mile east of Crianlarich off the A85. Boat or bank fishing for brown trout and salmon.
    From £6 per rod and £25 boat hire.
    Contact Portnellan Lodges - 01838 300284

River Dochart

  • Various stretches from Loch Dochart to Killin.
    From - £5 per day brown trout - £10 per day for salmon


  • News First, Killin – 01567 820362
    James Bayne, Callander – 01877 330218

River Lochay (by Killin) – various stretches.

  • From £5 per day brown trout - £25 per week
  • Contact
  • News First, Killin - 01567 820362


  • A hill loch adjacent to Ben Lawers Visitor Centre
    From £5 per day for brown trout
  • Contact
  • News First, Killin – 01567 820362


  • From £5 per rod per day brown trout . Fly fishing only (from 1 May)
  • Contact
  • Mr. Mason, Croc-na-Keys, Glen Lyon 01887 866224


Various stretches from Loch Lyon down to Bridge of Balgie
From £3 to £5 per day for brown to trout and £15 for limited salmon fishing

  • Contact
    Keeper's Cottage, Innerwick Estate – 01877 866218
    Glen Lyon Post Office (Meggernie)– 01887 866211
    Managed Estates, Stirling – 01786 462519
    Keeper's Cottage, Cashlie – 01887 866237


  • A  vast and dangerous water but likely to yield a salmon
    Various charges from £5 per day trout; from £25 per day trout (boat included) and from £35 per day salmon (boat included).
    Ghillies advised for salmon fishing.


  • News First Killin – 01567 820362 (Rods, boats and ghillies for hire)
    Loch Tay Highland Lodges – 01567 820323 (Boat hire available)
    Taymouth Angling Club, Kenmore – 01887 830765
    Kenmore Post Office – 01887 830200
    Kenmore Hotel – 01887 830205
    Ardeonaig Hotel – 01567 820400 (Boat hire available)
    Loch Tay Lodges, Acharn – 01887 830209 (Boat hire available)

Coarse Fishing


  • From £5 per day - roach, perch and pike.
  • Contact
  • News First, Killin - 01567 820362


  • From £5 per day – roach, char, perch and pike
  • Contact
  • News First, Killin – 01567 820362

For more details we recommend the following:

FISHING 2005 issued by Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond and the Trossach and priced at 0.95p ANGLING TAYSIDE (free leaflet) issued by Angus, Dundee and Perthshire. 

Rob Roy Country

Hotels and Inns, Guest Houses, Bed & Breakfast, Self-Catering, Camping and Campsites in Perthshire
& The Trossachs 

(Balquhidder, Lochearnhead, St Fillans & Strathyre)