Welcome to the new look Fishing-Argyll web site

Those of you who are regular visitors to the site will notice that we've given the site a major overhaul.

You'll find many new features such as YouTube videos, a Flickr photo gallery and interactive Google maps showing fishing marks along with a fresh new look.

We hope you like the new layout.

Over 4000 Rainbow Trout Escape in Loch Etive

Early March 2008 saw a massive escape of rainbow trout from a trout farm in Loch Etive.

The farm at Ardchattan, run by Scot Trout Ltd, has been the source of escapes in the past but none have been on this scale.

The majority of the escapee fish, worth an estimated £15,000, have made their way up the River Awe, Argyll's premier salmon river, which has angered local fishermen and fish groups.

We fished the River Awe on the 24th March and landed a number of fish in the 4lb-8lb range (see photo, right). There were a large number of other anglers on the river.

Any rainbow trout that are caught in the Awe system must be killed.

Another Loch Awe Monster Pike

This is Alan Provan from Kilmore with a huge pike he caught in Loch Awe.

The fish, weighing in at an impressive 32lb, was caught in February 2008. The bait used was mackerel fished on the bottom.

Well done Alan, cracking fish!

Guide to Loch Creran launched

Terry Donovan, a marine biologist based in Barcaldine, has written a guide to Loch Creran titled 'Loch Creran, a Scrapbook Journey'.

Terry approached us and asked if we would write a small article about angling in the loch, which we were happy to do. It is a very well produced booklet and features a wealth of information and plently of good quality photos including one from Fishing-Argyll.

The guide is just £4 and is available from Terry on 01631 720498, the SNH office in Oban and several local outlets. Sales will fund future marine conservation projects in Argyll & Bute.

You can also download the guide for free here.