Sombrero, if your forum location text is correct then you are in an ideal place to go fishing.
The river Avon is supposed to give excellent sport and you should approach your local fishing clubs, they will help and advise you about fishing - where to fish and with what methods.
Float or fly fishing on the Avon should give you hours of whiling away the time, walking along the river banks to find new spots etc rather than sitting in the same place all day with carp rigs.
A good 12" float rod, reel and floats for trotting etc.
Talk to your locals, ask other fishermen you see on the bank.
His location is fake, he lives in Derbyshire I reckon. He will be on later when he is pi555ed. Oh, and LMB has nailed it; he wont fish.... ever.
Martian, I would try easier locations than the lochs in Scotland if you ever buy the stuff. Its a 5 or 6 hour drive to get to the lochs - even from Derbyshire. Now I've given you good advice.......
(LMB has no time for me, but I understand why).