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 Scotlands 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!