Fishing and Boat Hire on Loch Awe

Only a few weeks of the trout fishing season left before it closes 6th October.

Loch Awe is 24 miles long, from the village of Ford to the mouth of the River Orchy near Dalmally, with many islands, cranogs and three castles including Innis Chonnel and Kilchurn.

Boat Hire

Boats may be hired from Cliff at Loch Awe Boats (The Boat Yard, Ardbrecknish, PA33 1BH) for fishing or for a day out on the loch to explore the nearby islands.


Mob: 07703112422

Fishing Season

Brown trout, rainbow trout (fish farm escapees), char and perch – 15th March to 6th October

Pike – all year. Note: No live fish or other vertebrates to be used as bait


Fishing is by permit only and these are available from Loch Awe Boats at Ardbrecknish, Lochawe Stores in the village of Lochawe, Awe Service Station at Bridge of Awe and guests staying at Blarghour are welcome to buy permits from Catriona when they arrive.

1 day £8          3 days £18       1 week £28


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Loch Awe Protection Order 1992

All fishing on Loch Awe is covered by a Protection Order granted in 1992 and this is enforced by the Loch Awe Improvement Association (LAIA) and its wardens. The aim of the Protection Order is to ensure that all fishing is done in a legal manner, to protect all species of fish against illegal fishing, to improve existing fish stocks and to enforce all laws and by-laws pertaining to fishing and the surrounding shorelines.


Everyone using loch Awe is asked to respect the loch and take their rubbish home