Loch Earn local information
Loch Earn is a centrally located freshwater loch in the districts of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. Its name is thought to derive from when the Gaels were expanding their kingdom of Dalriada eastwards into Pictland, roughly meaning “Loch of Ireland”.
The loch is long and narrow, approximately 6.5 miles long, 4,000 feet at its widest and at its deepest point about 285 feet. At the western end lies the village of Lochearnhead, while the Four Seasons Hotel and the village of St. Fillans lies at the other.
Lochearnhead is the centre for water sports activities on the loch – water skiing, canoeing and sailing are all popular, with equipment hire and tuition possible from Lochearnhead Water Sports.
Fishing at Loch Earn is also a popular activity. The loch is re-stocked regularly with brown and rainbow trout, and can, under the right conditions, produce some of the largest brownies in Scotland. Fishing permits, tackle, bait and boats for hire can be obtained from the Loch Earn post office.
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