Fort William is the main town in the region and a good base for any trip. It can be reached by road or rail and is within reach of both Glasgow and Inverness International airports.
From the south, Fort William is a 2.5 hour drive from Glasgow on the A82. This secnic road weaves along the shores of Loch Lomond before crossing Rannoch Mor and descending into Glen Coe. Coming from the north, the A82 follows the Great Glen from Inverness and the 1.5 hour drive will give you plenty of time to look out for Nessie on the way.
Fort William station has daily services to and from Glasgow and the Caledonian Sleeper allows you to arrive from London refreshed and ready for a good day's fishing. There is also a rail link between Fort William and Mallaig, which passes over the Glenfinnan viaduct and allows access to Lochs Shiel and Morar.
The railway bridge near Mallaig
Citylink operate daily services between Fort William and Glasgow or Inverness. Local buses to Mallaig, Lochaline and Kinlochleven connect Fort William with many exciting fishing opportunities.
It may not be the most direct route, but arriving at Mallaig on the Skye ferry is one of the most scenic ways to enter the region. And if you want to experience fishing on the truly unique Knoydart peninsula, then a boat is the best option since there is no road link to the outside world.
Inverness and Glasgow International airports both receive daily flights from across the UK and are within an easy drive of Fort William. Cars can be hired at the airports or public transport links are available.
Ferry to Oban.