One of Scotland’s top country manor houses is now available for exclusive use by fishing parties.
Ardanaiseig, situated on the banks of Loch Awe near Taynuilt in Argyll, has re-launched this month as an exclusive use venue, with anglers as one of its top priority groups.
Scotland’s third largest freshwater loch is particularly renowned for ferox trout which eat other fish. These grow to much larger sizes than other brown trout.
The current British rod-caught record is a 14.4 kg (31.7lb) fish from Loch Awe.
Manager David Bryce said: ‘Ardanaiseig is the perfect fishing getaway for groups and we can tailor-make a package around their requirements with the services of our on-site ghillie.’
Voted Country House Hotel of the Year in the 2015-16 Scottish Hotel Awards, Ardanaiseig was shortlisted (as the winner of the Argyll and Lomond region) in the Most Romantic and Best Wedding Hotel categories in the 2017-18 Awards.
Owned by a London antiques dealer and built in 1834, the Grade 2 listed house showcases eccentric ornaments and antique furniture. It has 16 en suite double bedrooms plus a cottage in the grounds.
The trout fishing season on Loch Awe runs from March 15 to October 15. The best fly fishing for wild brown trout is during the first few months of the season before fish move into deeper water and at the back end of the season when they move back into shallower water. Perch, char and rainbow trout can also be caught.
Pike fishing is open all year and can provide excellent winter sport. The current record for Loch Awe stands at 35.5 lb.
To book Ardanaiseig, call 01866 83333.