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just arrived in clynder, mid december - just getting round to thinking of fishing the loch. | Category: Help

Joe Baggley 2 years ago

hello i am a gareloch virgin [fishing] and would appreciate any info on good holes ,best tackle and baits to use and what species i might catch? cheers.

dazzling79 2 years ago

O I love the around that area in the UK. Beautiful Loch and the old English pubs.
I guess it might be very busy during the summer.

We went to that area 2016 and wanted to try to go fishing. But getting permits for each lake was a little bit barrier for us(tourists).

Good luck with your fishing trips and be careful with swarms of midges.

itsaboat 2 years ago

Yea Olde English Pubs in Scotland...


Eavan mee sporran is starten git sooft in thea thart gloobel warmen


Welcome to Fishing Reminder.

Sorry about my above Irish accent...I can't help it if it is above average - sorry above Irish haha

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
Mark Totzke 2 years ago

Hey Joe,

I stayed in Blanefield for a few weeks two summers ago.
From my experience the fishing in the Gareloch wasn't very good.

If you want some better fishing it's worth the trip to Oban or Fort William.
The mackerels are starting to run in July. I caught some nice ones near Fort Williams and some cod further down the coast. Loch Long would also be a better choice than Gareloch - at least in my opinion.

Just get some basic spinners. I think I only used silver spoons. There was lots of seaweed at the shoreline.
Sometimes a bit difficult to get the spinner back through that last bit.

Or if you if you like fresh water fishing, Loch Lomond could be worth a try for Pike and trout.
It could get expensive though since you'd need a license for fresh water fishing.

And the midges were extreme around Loch Lomond in July.
They just swarm you as soon as you get out of the car and then there is no escape.

Despite the midges, I love this part of Scotland. Let us know how you get on with your fishing.

a snapper a day keeps the doctor away
Joe Baggley 2 years ago

thanks, loo.ks like spinning is the best bet, locals tell me no license needed for course fishing in salt locks.