Pike Fishing in Scotland: Where to Fish

All the top pike-fishing destinations in Scotland, from the Borders to the Highlands.


Alemoor Loch – near Hawick, Roxburghshire
Small reservoir between Hawick and Moffat with pike and perch fishing. Permits available locally



Auchenreoch Loch – Crocketford, Dumfries & Galloway
Bank & boat fishing for pike. Permits (roughly £5) available locally

Castle Loch – Lochmaben, Dumfries & Galloway
200-acre loch with good numbers of pike – day permits available

Clatteringshaws Loch – Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway
Some decent perch and reports of pike up to 30lb

Loch Ken – near Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
One of Scotland’s premier pike waters – permits and boat hire available at Loch Ken Marina

Whitefield Loch – near Glenluce, Wigtownshire
60-acre loch renowned for pike and large perch

Woodhall Loch – near Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway
Inexpensive, quality pike fishing, with good numbers of fish and plenty over 20lb


Central Belt

Lake of Menteith – near Stirling
Fly-fishing for pike on this 600-acre water where the fish reach weights in excess of 40lb. Find out more about Lake of Menteith

Loch Lomond – Dunbartonshire
Possibly Scotland’s most famous pike fishery, this vast stretch of water holds some seriously big fish. Boat hire is possible and many guides operate in the area