As renowned for its five star fishing spots as it is for its unique Highland charm and sense of tradition, Scotland is a true haven for anyone planning to escape to the open waters for a few days, leave their troubles back home, and (hopefully) land a big catch or two.
Here at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch, we’re blessed to be based right at the heart of one of the most sought after destinations for top Scottish fishing holidays, with Loch Rannoch and the River Tummel right on our doorstep.
Yet what is it about this picturesque Perthshire village that makes us such a popular place to pack up the rods, reels, and nets and escape to?
Is it our abundance of beautifully scenic finishing spots?
The rare opportunity to catch some delicious, Scottish salmon?
The peace and quiet that comes with leaving your worries behind, casting off, and indulging in one of Scotland’s favourite past times?
If you ask us, it’s all of that and more.
Here, we explore just what it is about Kinloch Rannoch that makes us one of the most popular fishing holiday destinations in Scotland.
Remarkable Views Like Nowhere Else on Earth
When it comes to Scottish fishing holidays with incredible scenery, nowhere else comes close.
Nestled deep in the heart of Highland Perthshire, Kinloch Rannoch sits peacefully at the foot of dramatic mountainscapes, looking out for miles across sweeping vistas and the kind of lush forestry you normally only see in the movies.
Venture elsewhere, to the nearby Loch Tay for example, and you’ll be treated to truly magnificent views of rolling rivers, stunning hills, and captivating panoramas that are guaranteed to steal your heart at the first sight.
An Oasis of Tranquility in the Heart of the Highlands
If there’s one reason why most people head to the waters with their rods in tow, it’s to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy day-to-day lives and indulge in the kind of peace and quiet they just don’t get back home.
It’s no coincidence that this is often the exact same reason why the majority of guests come to stay with us here at our Kinloch Rannoch hotel.
Despite its popularity, and despite the abundance of things to see, do, and explore, the atmosphere is resplendent with an air of calm and tranquillity that really lifts the spirits and creates the perfect environment for a good spot of fishing.
Unique Scottish Salmon Fishing Spots
Scotland’s lochs and rivers are famous throughout the world for their freshwater salmon, and no Highland holiday is ever really complete without taking the opportunity to catch one for yourself.
Just a short distance away from the Dunalastair Hotel Suites by Loch Rannoch, the River Tummel boasts not only remarkable scenery, but also an abundance of salmon fishing spots.
Elsewhere, you’ll also find salmon at nearby Loch Faskally and Loch Tay.
A Rare Chance to Catch Our Famous Ferox Trout
Of course, there’s much more than just salmon on offer.
Among Loch Rannoch’s ten miles of calm, still waters, you’ll find the area’s famously huge ferox trout. Catches over 10lbs are not uncommon here, making Loch Rannoch trout fishing a rare highlight of any fishing holiday in Scotland.
Over in neighbouring Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, and the surrounding areas, you’ll also encounter a wealth of Perch, pike, and freshwater grayling, and arctic charr.
Not sure what to catch where? Read our recent guide to fishing in Highland Perthshire.
A Good Night’s Rest at Our Boutique Hotel in Kinloch Rannoch
Nothing makes a perfect end to a long day of fishing quite like a little rest and relaxation in luxurious surroundings.
Here at the Dunalastair Hotel Suites, that’s just what we do best.
Based within walking distance of Loch Rannoch, with other Perthshire fishing spots close by, we combine an ideal location with first class service and the finest quality boutique hotel accommodation to deliver everything you could ever want from a five star fishing holiday in the Highlands.
Book your next Highland fishing trip online today or, to discuss your requirements, call our team now on +44 (0)1882 580444.