Loch Awe is well known across the country for its excellent pike and trout fishing and, more particularly for the size of the fish caught. The biggest brown trout in Britain, weighing in at 31lb 12oz, was caught in Loch Awe in 2002. All kinds of fishermen come to Loch Awe and they fish in different ways. Wet fly fishing is popular, but so too is worm and spinning with a lure. You won’t need to tell your pals about the one that got away.
We are delighted to offer all our guests a free Brown Trout Fishing and fly-fishing taster – your chance to try out a great new hobby like as Fishing Trips Scotland and Fishing Scotland . Our local expert will give you a special introduction to this fascinating sport.
If you get “hooked”, you can take advantage of a follow-on half-day coaching session, putting your new-found skills into practice from the boat. For more in-depth tuition, there is also the option of a two-day course covering the basics of fly fishing, including casting from the bank and the boat.
Willie Cameron is an important figure in everything to do with fishing around Dalavich. He is the LAIA warden for the north side of Loch Awe and also for Loch Avich and his love of the sport is infectious.
Willie was brought up in rural Perthshire where his forebears had a great love of fishing which has been handed down through the generations.
Willie’s other great love is music. At the age of 18 he learned to play the guitar, having previously been introduced to the accordion at the tender age of 12. His musical talent led him to playing in various bands including the Grampian Television Band in Aberdeen and the Jim Muir Band in Dunblane and eventually on the Canberra of the P&O cruise line.
Ill health forced Willie to retire from his building business several years ago, but after a successful heart operation he has become more involved in voluntary work. As well as promoting fishing and music in the area, his involvement with the World Burns Federation has taken him as far afield as Moscow and recently at the Old School he set up a musical evening for a group of Italians who wanted to see how a “real” Scotsman addresses the haggis.
Willie has kindly agreed to give all the visitors to the Old School a one hour starter session on fly fishing or bait fishing and more experienced fishermen may want to seek his advice on where and when are the best places to fish. Time permitting it might even be possible to join Willie for an evening’s fishing and to enjoy his company and wit and discover just what a raconteur he is.
A fishing expedition with Willie will not be quickly forgotten.
A special Hill Loch fishing license is available for fishing several lochs between Dalavich and Kilmelford. Willy will be happy to supply all the details.
At The Old School we also accommodate fishing club parties and Willy can be contacted by phone in advance of a stay in order to make arrangements in advance.
The Old School has raparian rights which entitles all guests to concessionary fishing permits
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