At the height of the summer the fish around here are plentiful. You can fish off the rocks, local piers or by taking a boat trip.

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There are three well stocked lochs only five minutes’ drive from Portavadie where you can fish for trout. Visitor permits for £20 per day are available to purchase from reception:


  • Top Powder Dam off the B8000 Kilfinan Road has good bank fishing and wading. Fly only. No spinning. No bait or ground baiting.
  • Bottom Powder Dam below Top dam is larger and deeper. Good bank fishing. Fly only. No spinning. No bait or ground baiting.
  • Loch Ascog is a 15 acre loch near Millhouse. Lovely setting with ruins of a Ascog Castle on the west bank. The Castle was a Lamont stronghold until sacked by the Campbells in the 17th century.


Donald Clark of DC Marine can organise trips on his boat, Morag, directly from Tighnabruiach Pier exploring the famous waters of The Kyle's of Bute. Trips of over one hour include the opportunity to try your hand at fishing for Mackerel, Pollock, Saithe, Cod and Codling. All the necessary fishing gear is carried on board. Enthusiastic anglers can charter the boat purely for fishing expeditions and visit the best fishing grounds in the area. Click here for more information.