Loch Awe With a bank range of nearly 50 miles, this is a loch of considerable quality. Due to over-fishing, its trout potential has diminished. It has the reputation of being one of Scotland’s early lochs for salmon thanks to the tail end of the Gulf Stream which sees Awe breathing in mild westerlies while the rest of Scotland shudders in cold blasts from the east. Salmon are most often taken near the top end by Kilchurn Castle, a spot which also produces some sizeable pike.