Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne is a massive sea loch that lies entirely within Argyll. It cuts down some 40 miles from the mouth of the River Fyne to the Sound of Bute.

The loch can be divided into 2 main sections - upper and lower. Upper Loch Fyne runs some 24 miles from Otter Spit, a large sand bar that juts out over half way across the loch from the eastern shore. Above this Loch Fyne is around a mile wide and drops to a depth of over 130m. Two small sea lochs, Loch Gair and Loch Shira adjoin the main loch. Lower Loch Fyne is up to four miles wide, is over 180m in depth in parts and incorporates Loch Gilp and East Loch Tarbert. A great deal of the shoreline of this loch is easily accessible from public roads.

The loch has been hevily trawled in the past and there is no doubt that this has had a detrimental effect on the fishing in recent years.

Due to the sheer size of the loch there are hundreds of fishing marks. The more popular marks are shown on the map below. If you know of any good marks that you'd like to share then let us know and we'll add it to the map.

Loch Fyne is particularly noted for its sea trout fishing (from April onwards) as there are a large number of rivers and burns that run into the loch.

A number of the Scottish record fish species have been caught here, some better known than others - Black Goby (shore) 2oz, Blue Whiting (boat) 1lb 12oz, Pollack (s) 13lb 14oz, Poor Cod (s) 1lb and Tadpole Fish (s) 1lb 4oz. It is also where the current British boat record Black Mouthed Dogfish, 2lb 13oz, was caught.