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Trout Fishing on Islay, Scotland

The Isle of Islay, lying to the south west of near neighbour Jura, is perhaps more famed for the quality of its malt whiskies than for its trout fishing. Nevertheless, the visiting trout fisherman will find many excellent opportunities on the lochs of this beautiful island.

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 always been.

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. 

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Islay - Fishing Maps

North of Islay

Fishing Map - Islay North

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North Islay Trout Fishing Lochs

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs on North Islay with location maps


South Islay - Fishing Map

South Islay Fishing Map


South Islay - Trout Fishing Lochs

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs on south Islay with location maps


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