Salmon, brown trout and sea trout fishing are all popular in Scotland as well as a growing interest in coarse fishing. It's worth checking with the individual venues as to the running times and seasons for salmon and sea trout as these will vary; each river in Scotland will have its own statutory regulations and closed seasons and permission must be obtained from the owner of the fishing rights.
Good fishing can be found throughout Scotland. In the south the Scottish Borders has the River Tweed, which is famous for its salmon fishing and in the south west the Solway rivers are known for their sea trout and late running salmon.
In the west and north you'll find hundreds of lochs, streams and small spate rivers and further east there are the classic salmon rivers of the Tay, Dee and Spey. In fact excellent fishing can also be found on many of Scotland's islands.
If sea angling is more to your taste Scotland has both an excellent and varied coastline where you can fish from boats or from the coast. An array of species can be found off Scotland's coast including cod, haddock and whiting and in the spring flounder and bass enter the river estuaries. Sea angling in Scotland does not require any permits or licenses and charter boats are readily available throughout Scotland, which cater for both individuals and groups.
If you're new to fishing and you don't have any equipment you'll often be able to find a local tackle shop which will offer advice and equipment for hire. Most charter boat operators will also include fishing tackle and bait within their rental costs.
Both novice and experienced anglers may also consider getting some expert tuition to learn a new skill or hone existing skills - there are many angling courses available.
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