Fishing is a wonderfully Scottish past time. The area around The Falls of Dochart Inn is well known for both salmon and trout fishing. There are plenty of spots to explore with the loch being a popular venue. We have our own resident Ghillie, Bill Hill. If you want to explore fishing spots beyond the loch then you get permits from newsagents in Killin.
We are passionate about salmon fishing at the inn. We have on the wall Bill’s 40lb fish. It’s the largest one caught on the Loch for 50 years. Bill is a seasoned angler regularly bringing home more than 20 salmon each season.
You can book an unforgettable experience with Bill at the inn. The best time for salmon is from January to May. From May to September the best fishing is for trout. To make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, we can provide you with all the tackle you need, including a boat with an engine.
Loch Tay has a long history as a prime location for Salmon fishing. The loch is renowned for the highly productive boating, which is achieved thanks to the use of traditional shoreline trolling. There is plenty of loch to enjoy. Loch Tay is more than 16 miles in length. Some sections are more than a mile wide making this a large and beautiful fishing spot. As well as salmon, you can also find sea trout, brown trout, rainbow trout pike and arctic char in the waters of the loch. It’s a truly great spot for a day’s fishing.
On the loch, there is a ‘catch and release’ protocol. This includes the use of single hook lure rigs. This conservation-minded approach has been in place for 15 years and was implemented by one of the loch’s ghillies - Grant Tigwell.
You can easily spend an enjoyable day hunting for salmon in the loch. You may even have the opportunity to spend the afternoon investigating the salmon holding pools that are found in the River Dochart. The River Dochart is the route used by most of the loch Tay salmon.