National Fishing Month begins on the 18th July this year and is an annual celebration designed to highlight all that is great about the sport. One of the aims is to encourage people from all social and cultural backgrounds to take part, with the emphasis on making fishing an activity for all the family. Scotland is blessed with some of the best salmon, fly and sea fishing in the world and where better to base yourself than at one of the amazing properties that LHH has to offer.
The magnificent family house of Achnacloich offers wild brown trout fishing from April to September on a chain of three hill lochs, ideal for beginners. No charge is made for the loch fishing or the use of the estate boats. Salmon fishing on the famous River Awe, just 7 miles away is also available for 2 rods from May to September by arrangement.
Built to a traditional design and completely wood lined, River Beauly Lodge exudes old-world charm but has all the contemporary comforts you could need. The location, on the banks of the Beauly river, could not be bettered for any keen fisherman and the lodge even features a rod room with freezers for sterilising equipment and gear hanging space.
Acharn courtyard is a fantastic destination for families and has a huge range of activities available to suit all ages. One of its stand-out features are the fly fishing ponds where you can practice your skills in easy reach of your apartment (catch and release only). Once you have honed your technique to perfection it is only a small journey to the more challenging waters of Loch Tay.
Miavaig House enjoys panoramic views over Loch Roag but for the more adventurous fisherman its proximity to Miavaig harbour is the big draw. From here you can take a boat trip to all the best fishing spots in the waters around Uig. Experienced anglers will welcome the unique challenges of fishing in the open sea but novices are also catered for with all fishing gear and waterproofs supplied for those who don’t want to take their own with them on holiday.
Kellan Mill occupies one of the most beautiful positions on the island of Mull, right on the water. From here it is only a matter of steps to get to the shoreline where you can catch all manner of fish. The most talented of fisherman and cooks can work together to have the days catch on the plate within hours of it being taken.
Ashiestiel is the former home of Sir Walter Scott and sits right on one of the most famous fishing rivers in Scotland, the Tweed. Complementary trout fishing is included in the rental (by arrangement) and there is a fishing hut next to the river bank with a barbecue. After a relaxing days fishing there is an abundance of other outdoor activities in the area to keep you entertained during your stay.
The River Esk flows gently past the bottom of the extensive gardens at Westerkirk Mains and guests can arrange fishing on this stretch of the river. The river runs into the open sea and therefore may attract sea trout as well as salmon. Fishing must be fly only and is available for four rods per day by arrangement with the farm manager, but children can 'dabble' for free. The huge lawns often used for cricket or football can also be put to use for practicing your casting skills.