Fishing on Loch Ard
Loch Ard consists of approximately 600 Acres of waters of varying depths down to 100 meters in beautiful National Park surroundings. The loch waters have been fished for centuries and offer good fishing conditions for fly fishing of brown trout and varied coarse fishing for pike and perch. The trout fishing season runs from 15th March to 6th October annually.
Sport fishing on Loch Ard is welcomed and is controlled by the Aberfoyle Angling Protection Association(AAPA) on behalf of the riparian owners including the Forestry Commission and is regularly stocked with good size 12 to 14 month old trout.Day and season permits issued at several local sites as mentioned here-in with senior citizen and under 16 year olds juniors concessions available (juniors must be under adult supervision at all times).
Fishing permits must be carried at all times and be available for presentation to the AAPA Watcher who is responsible for the control of angling activities.
Fishing Permit Sales Points:
The Wee Bleather Tea Room
Tel. 01877 337
Forest Hills Water Sport Centre
Tel: 01877 387750
Aberfoyle Post Office
Tel 01877 382231
James Bayne Fishing Tackle Shop
76 Main Street
Tel 01877 330218
Fishing from the banks is allowed as long as Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National National Parks regulations on outdoor activities are respected and in particular with regards overnight camping, littering and building of fires.
Anglers are also requested to respect private properties on the lochside and to seek landowners permission if fishing in the vicinity of private dwellings.
Tel 01877 387341