Trout Fishing Kilmelford, Scotland
Kilmelford, lying to the south of Oban on sea Loch
Melfort, makes an excellent trout fishing centre, with many hill
lochs available, many managed by the Oban and Lorn Angling Club.
This area was a favourite of Colonel Oatts and his experiences of
the fishing in the local lochs formed much of the basis for his book
on "Loch Trout", published in 1958.
The maps on this website have been
reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades.
Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and
lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have
In addition to the information provided
here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or
walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass
and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the
O. S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale
1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the
relevant O. S. Map number.