Loch Katrine Fisheries opened early this month
providing fishing for wild trout and pike for
the first time in 10 years.
The tarriff for a full day 9 - 5.30 is £40.00,
1/2 day £20.00 per boat (£45.00 / £25.00
at weekends) The tariff includes the boat rental,
electric engine with two fully charged battery,
landing net and permit. The permit is for 2 anglers
using 1 rod each for trout and 2 rods for pike.
An additional licence (£15.00) would be
required for a third angler.
Simon and Carole Cranefield, who run the The
Pier Tea Room at the west end of Loch Katrine,
will be running the fisheries from the tearoom
where bookings can be made, permits can be purchased
and boats can be hired. The tearoom will also
be offering meals and snacks throughout the fishing
Six Coulam15 boats with electric outboard motors
are now available to hire to individual anglers,
groups or clubs, it is anticipated that more
boats will be made available as demand is established
and grows. The clinker style boats are roomy,
stable and surprisingly light to row for the
size, they drift well and are comfortable with
three rods fishing.
The naturally stocked loch, 120 metres deep
produces healthy, good sized fish which will
offer some fantastic opportunities for keen fishermen.
Using fish finder technology it has been shown
that the Loch Katrine holds a healthy population
of fish including Pike, Ferox and Char. informal
test fishing carried out by Alistair Huskie of
Spinfish Magazine has shown fish averaging about
three quarters of a pound.
The dramatic scenery of Loch Katrine provides
idyllic surroundings, first made famous by Sir
Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. Loch Katrine
is eight miles long and an average of one mile
wide, flanked by mountains on all sides. Although
easily reached, traffic is controlled around
the edge of the loch to avoid contamination of
the principal source of water for Glasgow, this
results in a tranqil and secluded location that
provides the perfect place to fish.
For further info, please contact Simon or Carole
T: 01877 386374
M: 07930 309206