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.

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...

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

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...

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

Loch Fad fishery is pleased to welcome Bill Smith and his team with Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 fully restored and ready to do training trials on the Loch from the 5th to the 17th of August , for more information go to www.bluebirdproject.com [gallery...

21st January 2018

Loch Fad is now back on track with some cracking recent catches this week as well as over the last few weeks. Catches have been all around the Loch from boats and bank. Best lures have been fire tiger invader lures. Best baits were sardine, 6 inch rainbows ,6 inch...

4th November 2017

Evening catch today for Gerard, Fishing fad today with Stephen and John.

October 29th 2017

Birthday boy Bill Courage having a day at Loch fad with the lads, after a bit of bother getting out of the harbour, Lads had a good day with a few rainbows along the damn wall, Neil and Jay along left shore with some quality rainbows around 5lb plus on bait. [gallery...

26th October 2017

A personal best for Gordon McEwan with a fad pike around 21lb plus at the boathouse Bay on a small Makrel, Safely returned by fishing buddy wullie Smith. Group picture of Sandy and the lads From hooked on fishing, Luke Harlington fishing along left shore with a nice...

8th September 2017

Cracking day for Chris Clemants at the Loch this week with five large fad Pike fishing from boat along Reed bed and Barnauld area, Loch fad is open all year round and will be stocking throughout the winter months with quality Rainbows from Invicta trout , tight lines...

4 September 2017

Good day for Jimmy and Harry fishing in the Boathouse Bay today, 8 Rainbows for 20lbs on bait all before 3pm

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Loch Fad Depth Map

Loch Fad Depth Map

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A Great Wee Video of the Loch