to Pitlochry Boating Station
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for the best fishing in pitlochry. Pitlochry Boating Station is
set on the picturesque shores of Loch Faskally. Loch Faskally
gets on average 5500 salmon passing through its waters each year,
which makes it a fantastic loch for salmon fishing.
Faskally was formed when the Tummel Valley was dammed for the
Hydro Electric scheme at Pitlochry. It was the last of the dams
in the Hydro schemeand there is a major power station at it's
base. Built into the dam is not only a fish ladder, but also a
public viewing gallery, from April to October you will often see
salmon as they pass through the ladder. Around 5500 ascend the
dam every year.
The loch is
approximately 4 km long and varies from 50m - 800m in width. The
loch lies in a valley between two hills which makes it nicely
The water holds a good head of brown trout and native fish are
augmented by a stocking in the 3 - 4 lb range, it's also known
to have some monsters of 8 lb and more. Salmon and a few sea trout
pass through the loch as they head up the Garry and Tummel systems.
fly, spinning and bait fishing are all methods used on the loch,
trolling for salmon being very popular.
on Loch Faskally you can enjoy some of Pitlochry's most breathtaking
scenery and catch a glimpse of some rare wildlife ie osprey, heron,
eagles, kingfishers, ducks, otters and deer.
Boating Centre is easily accessible by car and has good parking.