Fishing

There are dozens of lochs full of wild brown trout on Assynt Foundation's land. They range from wee lochs in remote mountain locations to big lochs with boats and easy access.

 

Visit the website www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk for an online map and full details.

 

The local angling rules are fly-fishing only, so no bait, bubble floats or spinning allowed. Also, because Assynt is a very special place in conservation terms, please take care to "check, clean and dry" all your kit before using it here, to stop the transfer of non-native species and disease. www.invasivespecies.scot/biosecurity

 

Please limit your catch and return the larger trout, especially in the smaller lochs.

We wish you 'tight lines'.

Fishing Permits

The Scottish brown trout fishing season runs from 15 March to 6 October (inclusive).

 

There is a fishing protection law in place for the whole of Assynt - the Assynt-Coigach Protection Order 2004. This means there is no free fishing for brown trout here and you must buy a fishing permit from the Assynt Angling Association before you start fishing.

 

You can get an Association fishing permit and hire a boat from - 

Mackay's Hardware & Chandlery,

Culag Gardens,

Lochinver IV27 4JR

Tel:- 01571 844442

 

Their shop is near the harbour, opposite the local football pitch.

Assynt Foundation fishing
Assynt Foundation fishing

Angling Guides

There are 2 local professional angling guides:-

 

Stewart Yates of Assynt Flyfishing, based near Lochinver - www.assyntflyfishing.com

 

James Curley of James Curley Fly Fishing, based in Elphin - www.jamescurley.org

Trouts of Assynt - a great YouTube film with some footage taken from Assynt Foundation land.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiB0iX3BO4I