Fishing season begins in Scotland

River and loch fishing holidays, Inverness

Fishing season will soon be in full swing here in Scotland. Salmon fishing began in January and trout fishing will start in March. However, the best time for fishing is from around July to September. Fishing is a wonderfully relaxing activity, popular in the Scottish Highlands, and there are plenty of beautiful fishing locations near Inverness. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a complete beginner, you’ll find the perfect fishing trip for you. Here, we share some information to help you get started on a fishing holiday at the Kingsmills Hotel.

Fishing locations near Inverness

There are many local lochs and rivers near Inverness which make fantastic Scottish fishing locations. Such as the River Ness, Loch Ness, Loch Dochfour and Loch Oich. Permits are required and you can find out more about the rules and regulations here.

Man fishing in the south end of Loch Ness

Fishing seasons in Scotland

Rules and dates may vary from location to location, but the main fishing seasons in Scotland are:
Salmon fishing – 15th January to 15th October
Trout fishing – 15th March to 6th October
Course fishing – year-round

Beginners groups and experiences

If you’re new to fishing and need some guidance to get started, there are several guided experiences, which will take you to the best spots, lend you the correct equipment and help you with fishing methods, tips and advice. Take a look at Alba Game Fishing.

Stay in Inverness

Our luxury hotel in Inverness provides convenient accommodation close to some amazing local fishing spots. Book a room at the Kingsmills Hotel and enjoy comfortable surroundings, fine dining and spa and leisure facilities. If you need any help booking fishing experiences for during your stay, our friendly team is on hand to assist.