The Loch of Bute

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Fishing is a favourite past time on Bute. From the tranquillity of Loch Fad with spectacular views of the surrounding topography of the Highland Boundary Fault to exciting sea fishing around the Firth of Clyde there is something for every keen angler. Bute has around half a dozen Lochs available to the fishing enthusiast. Loch Fad and Loch Quien have some very good Rainbow, Brown Trout and Pike sport. Loch Fad covers 175 acres and is classified by Scottish Natural Heritage as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its huge diversity of bird life and vegetation. With a maximum depth of 36 feet at the narrows, the ends of the loch have shallower areas ideal for fly-fishing.
Loch Fad

Loch Fad has Rainbow and Brown Trout, the “long loch” is situated on the lovely island of Bute off the west coast of Scotland and lies directly along the Highland Fault line. It is classified by Scottish Natural Heritage as a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its scenic beauty and its huge diversity of bird life and vegetation. The loch is surrounded by wooded hills, including one of the first commercial Douglas Fir plantations dating from the 1840’s. It’s a great place to spend time with leisure activity.


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Loch Quien

Loch Quien has wild and stocked brown trout is a low-lying fertile loch, which can produce lovely fish, but can be a real challenge. It is easily accessible and is quiet and beautiful. There are four boats on the loch, without outboards, as the fish are easily spooked. At around ninety acres it has good areas of shallow water for wading. Loch Quien fished better early morning or late evening with traditional flies and nymphs.


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