An insight into what species of fish Scotland has in its many rivers, lochs and coastal areas and how to arrange fishing on one of the 4 major Scottish salmon rivers.
In Scotland there are many different fishing pursuits available on the rivers, lochs and in the sea. The river fishing tends to be focussed on pursuing brown trout, seatrout & salmon and on the Scottish lochs the target species are mainly stocked rainbow trout or wild brown trout or the varous course fish like pike, perch & roach. The coastal waters of Scotland provide shore or boat fishing for mainly mackerel, cod, pollock, bass & coalfish. Scotland is however famous for its river salmon fishing and most fishers who come to Scotland are in pursuit of what is regarded globally as 'The King Of Fish'. Follow this link for detailed information on how to book salmon fishing in Scotland.
A wild Atlantic salmon capture on one of the major Scottish salmon rivers is a fantastic experience and achievement. When you go to target an often elusive fish like a salmon there are no guarantees of success unlike the pursuit of many other fish species. It take patience, skill and a firm tactical understanding to outsmart a wild Atlantic salmon therefore when success is achieved the satisfaction levels are much higher than with any other easier caught species. The fighting qualities of a wild Atlantic salmon in a fast flowing river current are a memorable experience too and far outweighs the fight from any other species found in Scottish waters.