Fishing

With the rivers Allan, Forth, Teith, Carron and Devon on the doorstep, there's a wealth of great fishing to be found in the Stirling area. The council's fishing beat on the river Forth was top beat in Scotland for 2010, producing 1,351 salmon and grilse.

Salmon Fishing

The salmon fishing season on the Forth runs from 1 February-31 October. The trout season runs from 15 March-6 October. You can fish for both on Mondays to Saturdays in the season.

  • The Countryside service manages the salmon fisheries in Stirling and Callander.
  • The Fishery service provides a good quality and well managed public salmon fishery for the benefit of both residents and visitors.
  • The fishery is the first in the UK to promote salmon conservation by issuing tags to anglers to limit the number of salmon that can be taken away while still providing a full season of fishing.
  •  To contact us call 01786 442932. 
  • Permits are available from Customer First on Port Street, Stirling, 0845 277 7000; the Angling Centre on Colquhoun Street, Stirling, tel: 01786 430 400; and James Bayne and Co, Main Street, Callander, 01877 330 218.
  • For permits, if you live in the Stirling area, you must provide 2 passport photographs and 2 address verifications, which have to be supported by photographic verification eg. passport or driving licence. If you're a visitor, you must provide 2 passport photographs and 1 address verification which needs to be supported by photographic verification eg. passport or driving licence. Please note: concessionary permits can only be purchased from Customer First in the One Stop Shop in Port Street, Stirling.
  • Interesting facts about fishing in our "Did you know page"
  • View our image galleries 

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