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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 for an online map and full details about the fishing and  how to get a permit to fish.


The local angling rules are  basically fly-fishing only, so no bait, bubble floats or spinning (except in designated spinning areas) 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.


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 from - 

Mackay's Hardware & Chandlery,

Culag Gardens,

Lochinver IV27 4JR

Tel:- 01571 844442

(also boat hire)

Kylesku Hotel, Kylesku IV27 4HW

Inchnadamph Explorers' Lodge, Inchnadamph IV27 4HL


Assynt Foundation fishing
Assynt Foundation fishing

Angling Guides

There are 2 local professional angling guides:-


Stewart Yates of Assynt Flyfishing, based near Lochinver -


James Curley of James Curley Fly Fishing, based in Elphin -

Trouts of Assynt - a great YouTube film with some footage taken from Assynt Foundation land. 


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