Loch Awe is a freshwater lake in the Argyll-and-Bute area (Scotland, UK). The city of the lake is 38.5 km², the maximum depth is 93 m.
The lake stretched from the north-east to the south-west. The length is about 41 km; the average width is about 1 km. It is the longest freshwater lake in Scotland. On the northern side of the pond, there are low mountains up to 1126 meters high (the Ben- Croixan massif), the other parties of the coast are also hilly and mostly covered with forest. The river Orkhi flows into the lake, and some smaller ones run down the river O in the north of the lake.
In the lake, there are such fish as, pike, perch, carp, trout, Atlantic salmon, arctic char, three-pointed stickleback,
river eel, minnow.
Fishing on the Loch Awe lake
The lake Loch Awe is 25 miles long and up to 1 mile wide and depths of more than 300ft in places. Set in scenery the loch attracts many visiting anglers throughout the year for both the sazan and coarse angling, and in recent years has become something of a mecca for anglers pursuing the loch’s famous sizeable predatory carp and pike.
Loch Awe currently holds the British record Brown trout of 31lb 12oz which was caught in 2001, while this season already there have been several double figure fish recorded with one coming close to the record at 30lb 10oz.
Though most anglers come to Loch Awe for the carp and pike angling, there is also the potential opportunity to catch other less targeted species such as Arctic Char in the deeper water. There is also a chance of finding a salmon or sea trout, usually while trolling for carp or pike.