Loch Fad

Welcome to Loch Fad

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 [...]

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Loch Fad Closed Until Further Notice

Bute’s most popular angling facility is to be closed to visiting anglers until further notice. Jimmy Poole, the owner of Loch Fad Fisheries, said that he felt he had no alternative but to close the loch in order to deal with an outbreak of freshwater lice.  The outbreak of Argulus foliaceus lice has grown in [...]

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June 2013

Loch Fad water quality is clear at the moment. Fishing has been good for some visiting anglers and local anglers. Looking at all recent catches with regards to quality of trout. Most have had no lice on them so trout fishing is fine. With regards to pike, based on recent catches some have lice and some [...]

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May 27th Fishing Report

The best catches at Loch Fad this week went to Ian Kettles and Brian Stobbie with 16 in the boat, most on mini lures. Harry Dee and William Mclaren had 18 fish along at the first fence on bait whilst Mr Green’s lads caught 19 fish at old the pumphouse also on bait. The Park [...]

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May 19th Fishing Report

This week on Fad has seen some great sport for the pike lads. With over 100 fish caught up to 26lbs+ from boathouse to the top end of Fad on lures and dead baits. Nicklas Jonsson boys had 65 pike up to 19lbs, John Curries visit 45 pike up to 15lbs and Stevie from m/ [...]

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May 12th Fishing Report

Loch fad and Loch Quien this week have produced some mixed bags of catches. From the Quien Aidan Canava and Linda Mcdonald caught some excellant brownies up to 4lbs plus on buzzers and nymphs. On Loch Fad over the past few drizzly days the best catches went to the Bull lads with 24 fish at [...]

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May 3rd Fishing Report

A wee update on Loch Fad for this week The best catches were from the left shore on all methods of bait with the black bull club bagging 45 rainbows for the day. Neil Doran’s day along the same shore brought 24 rainbows for 36lbs on bait at the fence. The Gallagher lads had 12 [...]

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Fishing Report 22nd April

On the Fad this week the best angling is coming from the dam wall, the Boathouse bay , the old jetty and along the first fence shore. All catches on mixed methods, boats catching on buzzers, montanas ,vivas, some dancers and o/blobs at the dam wall. On bait Mr Harrison at the Boathouse had 15 [...]

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Weekly Report – 15th April

At Loch Fad this week best catches are still coming from along the dam wall on boat or bank. Anglers boats are on intermediate lines with small Montana nymphs, black buzzers, small snatchers, on long leader and small size 16 hooks , dancers and blobs also picking up a few rainbows. Platforms are doing well [...]

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