Ardbrecknish House offers the perfect base for some of the best game and coarse fishing in Scotland. It is also one of the few places on Loch Awe offering launching facilities and a professional boat hire facility. Loch Awe Boats offer row boats motor boats and canoe hire. Details of hire rates and bookings can be obtained from Donald Wilson 01866 833 256 or 07703 112422. Coarse fishing is year round, whilst game fishing runs from 15th March to 6thOctober.
Loch Awe is unrivalled for wild brown trout whether you are a beginner or a seasoned trout angler. Most fish are “pan-size” but the British record has been landed 4 times at Ardbrecknish. The current record was caught by Brian Rutland in 2002 and stands at 31lb 12 oz. Inverawe Smokery and Visitor Centre has four lochs stocked with rainbow trout. “Hugo’s Lochan” is for beginners and casting tuition. “The Hydro” “Inverawe & Lily Loch” for the more experienced www.inverawe.co.uk
The River Orchy is one of the most picturesque salmon rivers in Scotland. The salmon season runs from 11th February until 31st October and fly spin and worm are permitted. www.loch-awe.com/activities/river_orchy . Day tickets are available for salmon fishing on a mile of the River Awe. www.inverawe.co.uk
The pike on Loch Awe are legendary with many 25lb + fish regularly caught. Most coarse anglers who come to Loch Awe are after these hard fighting predators. However there are also perch, eels and roach.
The Argyll coastline is longer than that of France with many sea lochs penetrating far inland and hundreds of islands, large and small. The main species include cod, Pollack, mackerel, haddock, spurdog, conger eel and sea trout. Loch Etive, Loch Fynne and Loch Creran are all productive venues. www.fishing-argyll.co.uk/seafishing . Some of the largest common skate can be found between Oban and Mull and in April 2013 a fish weighing 107kg was landed. For further details regarding boat charter and skate fishing trips contact skipper Ronnie Campbell. Tel. 01631 750213
Firth of Lorn Charters also offers skate fishing and general sea angling trips for groups and individuals. Tel. 07765523699 or 07771681516