Sea Fishing in Scotland

Scotland has excellent and very varied sea fishing, from both shore and boat, with stunning coastal scenery to match.

What to look out for

Details of all our main fish types are listed on our species page, but look out especially for our Cod and Pollack both of which provide exciting fishing from shore or boat.

Don't miss our Bass which are making a regular appearance around the country with double figure specimens being caught each year.

For those seeking larger prey, try our Skate fishing where anglers on Charter boats can go for Common Skate of over 200lbs. Tope fishing is another exciting quarry, along with both starry and common smoothhounds.

About this site

We have set out here to give you information on the main species to fish for and whereabouts to try.

Our pages have been produced in association with the Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers and a list of its member clubs can be found in our clubs page.

Getting started

Existing Scottish sea anglers can go straight to the lists of available boats

Those new to Scotland may like to refer to our advice pages.

Those new to the sport itself, should check our new to sea fishing page.

For further help, please ring our help desk on 01573 470612.

For tide information please refer to EasyTide.