Welcome to Loch Fad Fishery

Loch Fad (Rainbow and Brown Trout) – 175 acres, the ‘long loch’ is situated on the lovely Island of Bute off the west coast of Scotland and lies directly along the Highland fault line. It is classified byScottish Natural Heritage as a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) for its scenic beauty and its huge diversity of bird life and vegetation. The loch is surrounded by wooded hills, including one of the first commercial Douglas Fir plantations dating from the 1840’s.
With a maximum depth of 36 feet at the narrows, the ends of the loch have shallower areas ideal for fly fishing and although fish can be taken all over, the south end does tend to fish better as the water warms.

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird is coming to Loch Fad in August!

Don’t miss Bluebird on Loch Fad between 5th and 17th August where Bill Smith and his team will be conducting trials and training. The story of the restoration was featured on the One Show a few weeks ago. To watch the piece click the play button on the video below.

5th May

Best catch of the day with 14 Rainbows for 34lbs with 4 fish around the 4lb mark went to Robert McAlister Dan and Stewart Mitchell. fishing Bait at the Boat house bay; Kevin , Rory and Mark, Pike fishing yesterday and today have Recorded 20 pike with Best fish...

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28th April

A wee trip doon the water with family and friends for the fourth valley angling club and the Argyle Arms fishing clubs, Lads had a

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21st April

Great weather for Family and friends to compete in the annual Jim Smith Memorial today, With a few fish caught around the same size it was pretty close at the weigh in at 5 pm, 
Sean McAwaine was the winner with his Best Rainbow @5lb with a few not far Behind .

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20th April

Loch Fad welcomes John Smith and his Many Followers for their annual Jim Smith Memorial Competition. 
In attendance defending his title will be young Conlon Smith who

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15th April

Decent catches for the Harthill anglers, fishing along the left shore Pumphouse and dam wall with Maggot and worm cocktails.  Recent reports from

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7th April

Good day at fad, Lilly bank ac landed 48 rainbows for 130lbs, Bill Smith's Daughter had first rainbow from Loch fad, and Rachel had her first Swim in the Loch. Daniel in Boat 21 had 12 Rainbows with best fish 7lbs on a Hot head damsel. [gallery...

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Our New Apprentice

John Smith apprentice fishery Manager, cheers for a wee hand this morning John, Nice catch before you went to work three nice Rainbows in an hour at the beach outlet

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7th March 2018

Loch fad fishery has been exceptional this winter for the pike anglers, once again they are getting to catch the Fad doubles in good Numbers, The Loch is now clear of all snow now, we are now Starting to re stock with Rainbows for the coming season. Tight lines for...

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Weather Forecast

Clear
Sunday
05/27 10%
Clear
High 21° / Low 11°
Clear
Tomorrow
05/28 10%
Clear
High 25° / Low 12°

Loch Fad Depth Map

Loch Fad Depth Map

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A Great Wee Video of the Loch