4shotB wrote:JimboJim wrote:Plenty good fishing in Argyll, too!
I believe I will go see about Argyll then. Do you know a fishing guide there? I just cannot pack a rod and reel along with my other gear.
Best not to bring fishing tackle anyway, as this can spread diseases amongst fish populations. Any good fishery will rent you tackle for a small fee. If you do a google search for fishing in Scotland, you tend to only get salmon fishing, which is a bit expensive and exclusive. Trout fishing is much cheaper, more accessible and you are much more likely to catch fish! If you find a fishing tackle shop you could ask the staff or check out notices posted in the shop window/ noticeboard advertising trout fisheries. If you are off into the wilds of the west coast you could try buying a small telescopic spinning rod, a cheap reel, line and spinners. Spinning from the rocks in sea-lochs (fjords) can often result in tasty fresh mackerel. There is no rod licence or permit fee for fishing in the sea, but do not fish at river mouths or you will be shot for salmon poaching... Try this place ~ http://www.fishingmegastore.com/index.html