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 on Loch Fad!

Bluebird is here on Loch Fad and has been stunning the crowds of onlookers as she hurtles up and down the loch. She will be on show at the Bute Highland Games on Saturday 11th August and also at Mount Stuart on Sunday 12th August. 
You can catch her on the loch again between Monday 13th and Thursday 16th before she leaves the island on the Friday. 

Take a look at the some of the Bluebird K7 photos from Loch Fad 

Some fantastic video of Bluebird in action shot by Bute resident Frankie Jordan

1st July

Today at the discovery centre on Bute you can catch up with two of the Lads from the Bluebird team who are here at the Rothesay Gala day,The lads will be there till 4 pm if you fancy a chat about the Bluebird project and what they have planned for the visit to Loch...

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30th June

Kevin wins the memorial day at Loch Fad with 7 Rainbows for 24lb 8oz with best fish 6lbs, Lads had a great day with a few beers, sunshine and some good banter, and a wee trip doon the water, cheers Jimmy.

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28th June

Maw Paw and the weans at the Loch enjoying the sunshine. Water quality clear at the Loch although the fishing is a bit slow with the warm water conditions, Better jetty for boat anglers, And we have Just over a month til the Bluebird arrives at the Loch. [gallery...

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27th May

Patna angling club having a day at Loch Fad with Family and friends enjoying the Sunshine and a few Rainbows caught along the Left shore , Boathouse bay and Dam wall.

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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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Loch Fad Depth Map

Loch Fad Depth Map

Click on the image to see the enlarged map


Click to Visit Calum's Cabin

A Great Wee Video of the Loch