This website has been created in order to keep Balmaha anglers and potential Balmaha anglers informed of various items of interest and is focussed on Balmaha as an angling centre in it's own right. It has been created by LLAIA ex-committee members who are all Balmaha regulars wishing to pass on the knowledge gained over many years dedicated to fishing The Big Loch. It is hoped that there will be items on all aspects of being a Lomond regular from lots of contributors.
The mainstay of the site will be the regular reports on all things salmon and sea trout on Loch Lomond. There will be articles produced by highly respected loch regulars on all aspects of fishing “The Big Loch”
Whether you are a fly fisher, troller or a bit of both you will find something of interest on this site.
MacFarlane’s boatyard at Balmaha is probably the main centre for fly fishing on Loch Lomond and is also host to a hard core of trollers many of whom also spend a considerable time on the drift. The boatyard is steeped in history both angling and other areas of interest. From Balmaha you have direct access to the main fishing areas on the loch including the Endrick Bank and the islands.
The wildlife of the area is worth an outing in its own right.
Most anglers own their own boats and pay an annual mooring fee to the boatyard but boats can be rented there – details can be found at www.balmahaboatyard.co.uk
Before heading out it is necessary for all anglers to hold a valid permit to fish on Loch Lomond – details of permit prices can be found on the LLAIA website www.lochlomondangling.com . Day and weekly tickets are available from the boatyard.
Loch Lomond is the mainstay of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park who publish a full set of byelaws. There is lots of information on the loch on their website - www.lochlomond-trossachs.org
Advice on boats is available on the articles page along with advice on trolling, fly fishing, dapping, safety etc.
There are interactive maps showing the trolling lanes and fly drifts “Out from Balmaha”
There is also a section sharing some of the old “knowledge” included in some of the old literature on fishing on Lomond (Lamond, Wood, McEwan) – there are interesting extracts from some of the classic literature of its time.
We do hope you enjoy the Balamaha Anglers Web Site.