FishScotland works closely with Scotland's tourist agency to help you find suitable places to stay.
If you want to search for somewhere to stay and book online go to the accommodation section of the main VisitScotland website at www.visitscotland.com/accommodation. Please call our offices on 01573 470612 to discuss your next trip to Scotland.
Types of accommodation
Some fishing has accommodation included and this can be in the form of specialised lodge or a small hotel and you have to take what comes. However, most fishing does not include accommodation and you then have the choice of everything from top quality country house hotels down to small inviting guest houses; or if you prefer self catering, from grand apartments in castles down to small cottages or a nearby caravan site. The choice is yours and will depend greatly on your budget.
What to look for?
Try to find somewhere close to your fishing if at all possible. Also ensure that they are happy to cater for anglers. Do they provide breakfast early enough and supper at a reasonable time to allow for a full day's fishing? Will they provide packed lunches, store your catch in their deep freeze and provide drying facilities for any wet clothes. If you have a dog, do they allow pets? It also helps to stay somewhere where there are other fishers, so that you can hear about what is happening locally and enjoy swapping stories in the bar.
The best way to find the right accommodation is to ask the fishery that you have booked onto. They will know what is available locally, which establishments are doing well at the moment and which ones you should avoid, if any. The fishery understands the importance of providing the right advice - if they offer bad suggestions they'll soon hear if they get it wrong!