Welcome to Drummond Estates Boat Hire

Located at Ardveich Bay, in the heart of Perthsire, Loch Earn can produce some of the largest brownies in Scotland, some running to around 10lb. It's quite feasible to boat 30 odd fish in an outing, mainly brown trout but with the occasional escapee rainbow trout also showing up!

We offer a range of services for your trip to the Highlands, from Fishing Permits to Boat Hire. We have Moorings, Boat Storage and Slipway facilities. Our on-site store stocks a range of Tackle and has Rods available for hire or purchase.

Opening of Facilities at Drummond Fish Farm, Ardveich Bay, Lochearnhead From Friday 3rd July 2020 the Scottish Government has announced a relaxation on the distance you can travel for outdoor pursuits. With this in mind we will be operating a phased opening of our facilities on that date including our launching and storage for our members, our slipway and boat hire. Please note for the first two weeks of opening we will give priority to the slipway to our members only. Because of social distancing and expected demand for our facilities along with an increase in the number of vehicles to park we ask all other boat owners do not turn up at our premises unannounced as you may be turned away. Please phone first. We will keep this under review and when the main rush is over hopefully more people will be able to use their boats.

Boat Hire To begin with our boat hire will only be operating at 50% capacity so it is absolutely essential that you book. Do not turn up unannounced you will not get one. Our boats are 15 feet in length and are equipped with three seats. The distance between the bow seat and the stern seat is 2.4 metres (socially acceptable). You should be aware that from the bow seat/ stern seat to the middle seat is only 1.2 metres so it is a maximum of two people per boat unless all from the same family.

Boat Hire Cabin/Shop The Boat Hire Cabin will be open from Friday 3rd July 2020 where you can purchase fishing permits, bait, fishing tackle and firewood logs. You will be attended to outside the shop by one of our staff and if you required purchases from inside the shop that staff member would locate the products for you.

Caravan Park The tourism industry will be allowed to re-open on Wednesday 15th July 2020 (subject to Scottish Government approval) and that is when Drummond Fish Farm Caravan park will open again to members of the Caravan & Motorhome Club only. If you intend to make a booking you need to make sure that you are going to be self-sufficient in your needs as at the present time there will be limited toilet access and the showers will not operate.

Toilets The toilet block will operate for limited hours only and access will only be allowed for one person at a time. The use of our toilets is available only to our customers (ie launching and storage of boats, boat hirers and caravanners using our site) Whatever you are doing please be patient as operations are going to take longer than they did before and respect the 2 metre distancing at all times.