The Best Fishing near Gleneagles
Gleneagles is a stunning resort in Scotland, but perhaps you want to look beyond the trout fishing ponds they offer? Here is a comprehensive guide to all the fishing that is close to Gleneagles, the best river fishing and loch fishing for trout and salmon that is available. There are rivers and lochs for experts or anyone looking for fly fishing for beginners days. Our team will collect you at the front of Gleneagles and provide everything you need, Quality rods, reels, lines and fishing tackle as well as transport and a professional guide.
River Tay – Salmon Fishing – near Gleneagles (30 mins)
The River Tay is not just one of the most iconic salmon rivers in the world, it’s home to the current UK record salmon and offers a variety of salmon and trout fishing breaks throughout its length.
We can fish anywhere on the river, and choose beats depending on conditions and the time of year.
Scone palace fishings are stunning and easily accessed from Gleneagles, it takes about 30 minutes to drive to the beat. This is a 5 star salmon fishing experience set on a stunning private stretch of the river belonging to Scone Palace, the crowning place for Scottish Kings.
Salmon anglers get ready for a day of fishing on the River Tay, Head Gillie Iain Kirk at the beat works along side Alba Guides and assist with casting instruction and tackle advice. Iain is a member of the pro-team for Scott Mackenzie fly rods, and you can try any of Scott’s rods while fishing here with Alba.
This salmon fishing beat is also ideal if non-anglers want to join the party for the day as it offers stunning scenic riverside walks and a well appointed wooden cabin, overlooking the river to enjoy, lunch, refreshments and shelter from the rain. On colder days the wood burning stove gets lit.
If you prefer to spin cast, then you can also enjoy fishing this beat, again we provide premium Daiwa Whisker Salmon rods and Penn reels, with a variety of the most successful River Tay fishing lures.
Kinross Trout Fishery – Near Gleneagles (30 mins)
Kinross Trout fishery is ideal for beginners or experts. We have used this trout fishery for many Corporate Fishing events and Team Building days. You can catch Golden Trout, Blue Trout, Wild Loch Leven brown trout and rainbow trout here.
Kinross also allows guests to try Float Tube Fishing and owner Gary will advise and assist guests if they are trying this for the first time. Indeed first timers can get free hire of the tube, and all they do is bring waders. Children are welcome at Kinross, and as well as supporting Children’s charities, Kinross will not charge for under 16’s. This is fantastic to encourage children to the sport.
Kinross offer sustainable fishing. If you wish to spin cast for trout, then this is available in a separate loch, with single barbless hooks. Alba can provide premium tackle such as the Orvis Helios range of fly rods, and hand tied “secret weapon” flies, that really work at this venue.
Lake of Menteith – Trout Fishing near Gleneagles – (30 mins)
“The Lake” is one of Scotland few lakes! (we call them lochs). This is a world class trout fishery. This is a shallow lake, 700 cares in size and home to National Fly fishing Championships in Scotland as well as many other competitions. There are 34 superb boats on the Lake, all equipped with. outboards, oars, landing net and drogue. The Lake is stocked weekly and evenly distributed by boat and the trout are reared by Menteith staff.
Like most venues, you really need to have a guide with you, the guide will help you fish the correct spots and choose the right flies. Most of our Lake of Menteith guides are also Scottish Internationalist fly fisherman, like John and Graeme. They know the loch intimately and have the knowledge to maximise your day and help you enjoy great sport. Fishing is from boat only and the boats are big enough to accommodate two anglers with a guide in the middle.
Orchil Trout Fishery – near Gleneagles (20 mins)
This small fishery offers trout fishing in a lovely setting for rainbow, brown and blue trout. The fish can be a bit tricky to catch at times, but we never seem to struggle. It’s about having the right flies and techniques. The fish are free rising and plentiful
It’s a great venue for those with mobility issues, you can drive right to the water side and there are no steps or hidden surprises.
River Earn – Salmon Fishing near Gleneagles
If you are looking for a smaller, more manageable river than the River Tay to fish for salmon, The River Earn is a stunning river running from Loch Earn eastwards to the Tay estuary. The river take son many features and starts with streamy, faster water upstream of Comrie and eventually levels out near Auchterarder to become slower and deeper until it joins the Tay. This river also offers brown trout, grayling and sea trout fishing.
There is a lot to offer and in particular this is one of the best Autumn rivers for salmon as it also stays open two weeks after the River Tay season closes. Our River Earn guides, know the secrets of this river, the techniques and best spots. Non anglers can enjoy a day touring nearby at such attractions as Drummond Gardens, one of Europes finest gardens and used in the filming of the popular TV series “Outlander” and also Glen Turret Distillery.