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Loch Awe Fishing
Brown Trout Fishing
Coarse Fishing
Inverawe Fihn


For the keen angler, there can be no better venue than Loch Awe. Known as the longest freshwater loch in Scotland, Loch Awe stretches over 25 miles end to end - so you won't be short of space. Loch Awe has much more to offer than its famous trout fishing, though, with enchanting wee villages and some of the West Highlands’ most impressive architecture, spanning over six centuries, along its banks.

Our guests can fish Loch Awe free of charge, anywhere from our shoreline or all over the loch from a boat. We have boats and fishing tackle available during your stay with us.


The trout fishing season on Loch Awe runs from March 15th to Mid October. The best fly fishing for wild brown trout is during the first few months of the season, before fish move into deeper water and at the back end of the season when the fish move back into shallower water. Traditional drift fishing over shallower water during these times can still produce nice baskets of hard fighting brown trout averaging ¾ lb with fish of 1-2lb not uncommon. Spinning can also be very effective in the right areas.


Coarse fish present in Loch Awe include Pike, Perch, Roach and eels, and some very good perch can be caught whilst spinning or bait fishing in the summer. Fishing for these Pike during the summer months using lures, dead baits and fly can offer tremendous sport, though some anglers fish for them throughout the season often picking up very good fish on dead baits during the colder months of the year.


Inverawe has something for everyone, be it Loch Awe fishing, exploring the many trails and tracks, feeding the fish, trying our play area, browsing through the shop, or enjoying our delicious food in the licensed Smokery Café.

Set at the foot of Ben Cruachan, surrounded by beech and oak woods with spectacular views over the River Awe into Glen Lonan, it is the perfect location to unwind in West Scotland. The three trout lochs and salmon river are each within easy walking distance of the shop and give a great day’s fly fishing for all levels.

The Smokery Cafe and Shop is a wonderful venue to relax and enjoy all our smoked foods and home baking. With a great selection of quirky kitchen items, local china, books, and all our smoked fish and sauces, it is easy to take something home for all to enjoy.

The many trails and walks are full of surprises, from Tarzan ropes, to slides, walking the plank, and in July and August the Inverawe maze. There is always a treasure hunt, or quiz to keep the children one step ahead. Roe Deer and red squirrels are a common sight.


The Orchy is the main spawning stream for the Loch Awe system with an annual catch in the region of 300 salmon. In 2014 the Dalmally and Craig Lodge Beats were combined to form the River Orchy - Dalmally Fishings - Beats 1, 2 & 3 situated on the middle and lower reaches of the river amid the majestic scenery of Glen Orchy. To the east is the 2,529 ft Beinn Udlaidh and to the west, Beinn Donachain, 2,125 ft. The minor public road (B8074) runs alongside the river between Bridge of Orchy and Inverlochy just east of Dalmally.

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River Orchy
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