The Blackford Hotel



Moray Street, Blackford, Auchterarder
Perthshire, Scotland. PH4 1QF

Leisure Activities

Boat fishing
River fishing


The Blackford Hotel is the ideal location from where to experience some of the finest river and loch fishing in Scotland. Within a few miles we have The Trossachs where any number of lochs can be found to be abundant with pike, trout, wild brown trout and many more species. Loch Finglass, Loch Katrine, Loch Venacher and the famous Lake of Monteith are all very popular amongst the fishing paternity.

Many lochs are equipped with their own boats, gillies and equipment to hire and there is always someone with some great local knowledge on where to find the ultimate catch.

Cromlix Estate, approximately eight miles to our west offers some fantastic rainbow and brown trout fishing. Set in some spectacular scenery of this ancient family dwelling, Drummond Estates also offer fishing on Loch Earn and the River Earn. They have had a great year with some of the finest catches being up to 22lb 4oz for a rainbow trout. This is a very well equipped loch and anglers registered with SANA will get a 25% discount on boat hire.

Have you ever fished the River Tay? We are officially registered to the Newtyle Beat which runs from the Dunkeld area South and East. All permits and equipment can be hired through the hotel and some of Scotland’s finest and most rewarding river fishing can be experienced.

The Ochil Loch Trout Fishery (Frandy Fishery) also stocks a good number of rainbow trout and is a fly only loch. Many a local can be found escaping from life of an evening and enjoying the peace of the lochs.

Kinkell loch (to the south) is tucked away in the Ochills and prides itself on its qualities and lack of commercialism, definitely a loch to experience!

Scenic cycling


The Blackford Hotel is an ideal location from where to stop for a very comfortable nights rest. Whether you approach us from the south via Glendevon or the Ochil Hills or from the North via the Trossachs, Crieff and Auchterarder, we will ensure you of some great welcoming hospitality. We have a large secure garage, drying area and hose pipe if required at the end of the day.

Only being an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow, it could be the ideal stop at the end of a busy week before heading to the hills for some exhilarating weekend cycling.

Tel: +44 (0) 1764 682 497
Fax: +44 (0) 1764 682 597

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