Fish in Scotland

Coarse Fishing In Scotland

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you will probably already be familiar with the term 'coarse angling', but visitors from further afield might find it a little confusing. Coarse angling means fishing for pike, carp, perch, roach and indeed any freshwater fish, apart from those in the salmon and trout family. The word 'coarse' refers to the eating qualities of the fish rather than the manners of the anglers!


Species in Scotland

Pike are the most popular and widely distributed coarse species in Scotland. They are present throughout the whole of mainland Scotland except the most northerly parts of Caithness and Sutherland, and good specimens are present in most waters.

Carp fishing is becoming increasingly popular in Scotland with a number of fisheries established in recent years. Most are based in the Central belt and Dumfries & Galloway in the South West

Other species include Bream, Chub, Dace, Eel, Gudgeon, Perch, Roach, Rudd & Tench