Fishing on the Crinan Canal
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.
The Crinan Canal is well known amongst fishermen as the ideal spot for a bit of fly fishing. The canal is excellent for fly fishing, with good trout to be caught.
You do not require a licence to fish for non-migratory freshwater fish on the canal. All we ask is that you pay attention to other waterway users. The best areas are towards the Crinan end between locks 9 and 13.
You can also fish the reservoirs that feed the canal; some are stocked and others have wild fish. Catches are especially good at dusk and at night.
Crinan Canal offers fly fishing only and is for Brown Trout, bag limits are advised when booking.
Permits can be obtained from Fyne Tackle with the current rate as follows:
Day Ticket £10
Three Day Ticket £20
One Week Ticket £30
Anglers need to be careful when casting lines; be aware that there may be people on the water and/or the land.