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Loch Awe is the third largest fresh water loch in Scotland; it has a surface area of 14.9 square miles and is renowned for its trout fishing. For century’s legends of a creature, or creatures, known as the Loch Awe Monster has circulated amongst the people of the region. Although there is very little documentation regarding this particular creature Scotland itself is no stranger to reports of lake monsters.

One of the few written accounts of this serpent like creature was documented by a man named Timothy Pont, who chronicled these gigantic eels, as he called them, that allegedly frightened the majority of fishermen away from the loch. Pont described these eels as being the girth of a horse and reaching incredible lengths.

Pont’s description of the Loch Awe Monster has lead some investigators to liken it more to the traditional Irish Water Horses, like Kelpie, rather than the apparently more abundant plesiosaur like creatures which are thought to be found in the majority of Scottish lochs.

The Evidence There is currently no physical evidence that supports the existence of the Loch Awe Monster.

The Sightings

No documented sightings of the Loch Awe Monster could be found at this time.

The Stats– (Where applicable)

• Classification: Lake Monster
• Size: Unknown
• Weight: Unknown
• Diet: Unknown
• Location: Loch Awe, Scotland
• Movement: Unknown
• Environment: Loch