Fishing on Islay - Where to catch Brown Trout
Wild brown Trout and Salmon Fishing is possible on several rivers and lochs depending on season. Loch Gorm is one of the best loch's on Islay for Trout Fishing. Boat hire for fishing on Loch Gorm is available at Ballinaby Farm. Many other Loch's on Islay also offer excellent possibilities where you can have a fantastic day's fishing. Some of the loch's are easy accessible by car, while others are accessible after a good walk through Islay's lovely country side. Sea angling is possible from Port Charlotte. Fishing is however restricted in most parts of Islay and permits and/or approval should be obtained at the several estate offices on Islay. See contact details below.
Loch's on Islay with Fishing Possibilities
An overview of the Loch's and position on Islay where fishing is possible: Loch Gorm (60/230660), Loch Ballygrant (60/405662), Finlaggan (60/387675), Lossit (60/407652), Kinnabus (60/302424), Ardnahoe (60/420715), Drolsay (60/333668), Cam (60/345667), Ardnave (60/284728), Skerrols (60/341628), Nan Cadhan (60/403668), Nam Ban (60/419705), Leathann (60/410634), Fada (60/408636), Bharradail (60/393635), Leathan (60/343680), Leathan an Sgorra (60/400521), Beinn Uraraidh (60/394534)and Laingeadail (60/265715)
The newsagent in Port Ellen sells permits for Loch Kinnabus and Glen Astil and can be contacted at tel: (01496) 302 264. For enquiries regarding boat hires and/or permits on one of the estates use the following phone numbers: Dunlossit Estate: +44 (0) 1496 840 232, Islay Estate: +44 (0) 1496 810 221, Laggan Estate: +44 (0) 1496 810 235 and Ardtalla Estate: +44 (0) 1496 302 218. Alternatively you can contact the Port Ellen Angling club: Iain Laurie +44(0)1496 302264
A few important tips
A few hints when fishing on Islay: let people know where you are going if you are taking to the hills and what time you expect to return back. When out boat fishing make sure that you wear the life jackets provided. Always check with the gamekeepers or the estate office if it is okay to fish a loch on a particular day, as stalking for deer takes place in some areas.
Further Relevant information:
Jura & Islay Fishing Trip Report by Brian Turner
Brown Trout Fishing on Islay
Website Port Ellen Angling Club
Brian Turner's Website with Fishing Reports