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Pike Fishing in North-East Scotland


Loch Arkaig - Fort William


Extreme west end of the loch appears to be the most productive area.

Loch Cluanie - Invercarry


South of the A87 Invermoriston - Kyle of Lochalsh Road.

Loch Garry


Has not fished well for a few years but worth a cast.

Loch Loyne


Fish to 18 lb caught on lures, dead baits and live baits produce well.

Loch Ness


Fort Augustus - where the canal enters
- where the River Oich enters
Invermorriston - where the River Morriston enters
Drumnadrochit - Urquhart Castle
Dores and Strathdores
Permission easily obtained for most areas but written permission required for Invermorriston

River Morriston


4 miles upstream from Invermorriston. Permits from Glen Morriston Estate.


Loch Kinord


Lots of smallish ones. Rumour has it that they are there to over 20lbs. Respond well to artificial lures and dead-baits. Limited access, South and North (very shallow) shores only - nature reserve, banks very overgrown. Day ticket #5, - Dinnet Estates office in the old station building at the cross-roads during office hours, or from the Keeper's house (first house on left after leaving Dinnet). Kinord permit requires car registration number

Loch of Skene


Free permit by application only to Dunecht Estates, issued in January. Unfortunately must kill every pike caught. Only part of the shore can be fished from - details with permit. Very shallow loch, tremendous wildlife.

Aboyne Loch


Problem with power boats (home of Aberdeen water ski club). Day ticket from caravan site around #4. Not allowed to fish from the caravan site shores or from the golf course. Where you can get in is not particularly ideal pike holding water, clean rocky bottom, lots of restrictions.


Tay - River Almond - Lower Scone

Pike, perch, roach, grayling

Permits from M & G Guns & Tackle, Perth

Loch Faskally - Pitlochry

Pike, perch

Permits from Boating Station and café at lochside

Loch Clunie - Blairgowrie

Pike, perch, eels

Permits from Dunkeld & Birnam Angling Club

Loch Marlee - Blairgowrie

Pike, perch, roach, rudd, eels, trout

Permits from Dunkeld & Birnam Angling Club

Errochy Dam - Blair Atholl

Pike, large trout

Bank fishing only. Permits from The Highland Shop, Blair Atholl.

River Lochay - Killin

Pike, perch

Permits from D Allan, Tackle Shop, Killin

Loch Freuchie - Amulree

Pike, perch, trout

One mile west of Amulree in Glen Quaich. Permits from Amulree Post Office and Dunkeld & Birnam Angling Club


Clatto Country Park - Dundee

Pike, perch, roach, rudd, tench, carp, bream, gudgeon

Best pike fishing November to May. Permits from Rangers' Station.

Trottick Mill Ponds - Dundee

Pike, perch, trout

Free fishing. Behind Caird Park Golf Course

Forfar Loch - Forfar

Pike, perch

Free fishing, contact Ranger Service at lochside

Loch Tay

Pike, perch, eels

Permits from D Allan, Tackle Shop, Killin

Lochgelly Loch - Lochgelly, Fife

Perch, Pike

Shallow. Fishing free. Good access

Mill Dam - Kirkcaldy

Pike, perch, trout

Situated on the left side of the B925 Kirkcaldy - Auchtertool Road.

Lumphinnans Loch - Lumphinnans

Pike, perch, roach

No other details available

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Thanks to George Wyllie from Banchory for the Aberdeen-shire info and Frank Larg from Dundee for the rest.