Relax on the canal bank and see what's biting. Each of
Scotland's canals offers distinctive fishing opportunities and
there are plenty of options whether you are looking for free
fishing or to buy a licence.
Canals are great places for fishing for beginners and
experienced fishermen alike. And the great thing about Scotland's
canals is the variety they offer.
Excellent for salmon and sea trout, and the best months are July, August and September. Some free fishing available, but mostly you have to purchase day or weekly tickets from the relevant local angling association
The canal is excellent for fly fishing, with good trout to be caught and even a run of salmon. No licence is required.
Enjoy coarse fishing on the Forth and Clyde canal. Species include roach, bream, rudd, gudgeon, carp and particularly tench. Perch, pike, trout and eels are also present.
Fish the Union canal from Edinburgh to Falkirk to find pike, perch, roach, carp and tench.