Sea fishing in Scotland

Sea Fishing In Scotland

Scotland offers excellent and very varied sea fishing, from both shore and boat, with stunning coastal scenery to match. Details of all Scotland's main fish types are listed on the species page, but look out especially for cod and pollack, both of which provide exciting fishing from the shore or boat.

Don't miss the bass which are making a regular appearance around the country with double figure specimens being caught each year. For those seeking larger prey, try skate fishing where anglers on charter boats can go for common Skate of over 200lbs. Tope fishing is another exciting quarry, along with both starry and common smoothhounds.

The sea fishing section aims to provide you with information on the main species to fish for and whereabouts to try. The pages have been produced in association with the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers and a list of its member clubs can be found in our clubs page.

Existing Scottish sea anglers can go straight to the lists of available boats.

Anglers visiting Scotland may like to refer to the advice pages. If you are new to the sport itself please read the new to sea fishing page.