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

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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Loch Fad Depth Map

Loch Fad Depth Map

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A Great Wee Video of the Loch