LOch Kinardochy trout fishing
Loch Kinardochy Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing Loch Kinardochy

Scotland’s Hotel has agreed to responsible for issuing and receiving keys on behalf of the Club on production of a valid permit by the holder. The Hotel has a standard procedure for key management and you may be asked to sign for keys on collection. Keys can be collected on the day of fishing, from 8am and must be returned after fishing each evening. (Hotel doors are open until midnight). Scotland's Hotel - Google map.

Loch Kinardochy lies in the hills between Aberfeldy and Tummel Bridge with wonderful views over to Schiehallion, and the valleys of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel.  The ruined lime kilns above the loch give a clue to its rich biodiversity.  Access by car is easy with an anglers parking area off the main road. This 14ha loch has two boats that may be booked by visitors. Bank fishing is only available to members of the Club. Outboard motors are allowed, but you must provide your own and use it carefully at your own risk as there are many large rocks in the shallow waters of the loch which can cause damage.    In any case, handle the boats with care to avoid groundings.

Fishing is for brown trout   with an average weight of around 300g but much larger fish, over 1400g, are caught each year.  The loch is stocked with 15 cm one year olds that grow on naturally and supplement the fry from limited natural spawning.  Some larger fish are introduced from time to time to make things interesting!

This is a fly-fishing only loch and traditional tactics are the order of the day, including dapping. Conditions can change quickly, so take a drogue.  Floating and intermediate lines are most commonly used and flies such as Kate McLaren, Bibio, Black Pennel, Invicta, Mallard and Claret, Wickhams Fancy, Green Peter and Blue Zulu are popular. Be alert and prepared to change techniques and flies and always save some energy to row back to the boathouse if the wind freshens. Take plenty of clothes too because this attractive loch is quite exposed to the elements.

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