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Pitlochry Boating Station is set on the picturesque shores of Loch Faskally and offers some ofthe best fishing in Pitlochry. Loch Faskally gets on average 5500 salmon passing through its waters each year, which makes it a fantastic loch for salmon fishing.
We also have a good head of brown trout, pike and perch which makes us suitable for just about every type of fisherman, i.e coarse fishing or game fishing. In total we have 17 fishing boats ranging from 12ft - 15ft long all of which can be supplied with 4 Hp outboard motors and fishing rod holders.
Loch Faskally was formed when the Tummel Valley was dammed for the Hydro scheme at Pitlochry. It was the last of the dams in the Hydro scheme and there is a major power station at it's base. Built into the dam is not only a fish ladder, but also a public viewing gallery, from April to October you will often see salmon as they pass through the ladder.
Our Faskally Activity Centre is a well equipped centre offering a wide range of activities including:
Around 5500 ascend the dam every year. The loch is approximately 4 km long and varies from 50m - 800m in width. The loch lies in a valley between two hills which makes it nicely sheltered.
The water holds a good head of brown trout and native fish are augmented by a stocking in the 3 - 4 lb range, it's also known to have some monsters of 8 lb and more. Salmon and a few sea trout pass through the loch as they head up the Garry and Tummel systems. Trolling, fly, spinning and bait fishing are all methods used on the loch, trolling for salmon being very popular.
While fishing on Loch Faskally you can enjoy some of Pitlochry's most breathtaking scenery and catch a glimpse of some rare wildlife ie osprey, heron, eagles, kingfishers, ducks, otters and deer. The Faskally Boating Centre is easily accessible by car and has good parking.
Come along to take advantage of the Loch Side Café with its fabulous views, delicious home cooking & friendly welcome. Fishermen, tourists and walkers can also take full advantage of the Loch Side Café with its fabulous views, delicious home cooking and baking.
We offer all sorts of delicious treats at the Lochside Cafe. Enjoy homemade cakes, bakes, biscuits and muffins, all accompanied by great refreshments and coffee supplied by Broadies Of Edinburgh. We serve breakfasts and lunches, ranging from bacon rolls to lasagnes and macaroi cheese.
You can choose to sit inside or outside to enjoy the loch views, and admire our little army of ducks! The Cafe offers patrons free parking and is situated in a perfect place to start or end one of the many walks in the area - or walk the loop from Pitlochry and stop in for a wee refreshment half way!