A family run Boating Station and Loch Side Café on the shores of Loch Faskally
Welcome to Pitlochry Boating Station and Loch Side Café. 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.
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.
We hire rowing boats for your enjoyment on Loch Faskally, whether you are fishing or just fancy a cruise on the loch. Life Jackets are included.
1/2 Hour - £12.00 1 Hour - £17.00 2 Hours - £22.00 3 Hours - £25.00 4 Hours - £28.00 6 Hours - £31.00 8 Hours - £34.00
Boats with Outboards
For the Fisherman wanting to trawl the loch, why not hire a boat with an outboard? £50 deposit required. Life Jackets are included.
4 Hours - £35.00 8 Hours - £45.00
All anglers who want to fish Loch Faskally are required to have a valid fishing permit.
Bank per day - £12.50 Bank per week - £37.00 Boat full day - £12.50 Boat weekly - £45.00
Spinning Rod Hire
You can either bring your own fishing equipment, or you can hire everything you need for a days fishing. A £30 deposit is required for all rod hire.
1/2 Day £10.00 Full Day £15.00 Net Hire 1/2 Day £5.00 Net Hire Full Day £6.00
Explore Loch Faskally at your own pace with one of our pedalo boats.
1/2 Hour £15.00 One Hour £20.00
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 tasty bacon rolls to mouth-watering 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!
Whether you pop in for an ice cream or a family meal at lunch time you can be assured of a warm welcome at the Pitlochry Boating Station Cafe; one kind reviewer on Trip Advisor said - "A perfect spot for the holiday maker. Beautiful setting, great facilities & warm, attentive staff...... a must see when in Pitlochry."
18lb 5oz/Largest in 2016
- Caught by Campbell Dixon
- Lure Used Blue/Yellow Salmo
- Date 29th April 2016
19lb 0oz/Largest to Date
- Caught by Campbell Dixon
- Lure Used S/K Salmo
- Date 18th April 2017
18lb 5oz/Largest in 2015
- Caught by Marcus McLean
- Lure Used Copper Toby
- Date 18th July 2016