Are water sports and activities allowed on Loch Lomond?

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A scenic view of The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Yes, water sports and activities are allowed on Loch Lomond. Standup paddleboarding, canoeing, and kayaking are popular on a number of lochs within the national park. Its variety of different islands also ensures that there are plenty of sheltered areas for beginners, while those with more experience can take to the open waters of the loch itself. Loch Lomond visitors are advised to avoid boating and ferry areas where possible.

If you're seeking the most popular spot in the region, Milarrochy Bay on East Loch Lomond fits that bill and then some. From the shore, spot the famous lone tree that sits in its waters. The park's 22 lochs are also ideal for open water swimming. A number of swimming events take place and swimming clubs meet here throughout the year, making Loch Lomond a great place to meet like-minded water babies like yourself.

Additionally, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is an ideal spot for anglers looking for a spot of fishing. Those with fishing permits can take to the area's many lochs and rivers to catch a variety of trou, salmon, pike, and more. Loch Lomond itself is known as one of the hardest lochs for pike fishing, while anglers may also catch the protected species of the region, the powan. Once caught, this fish must be immediately returned to the water, given its protected status.

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