All Comments and Fishing Reports

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  • Lochan Bealach Cornaidh   4 weeks 4 days ago

    23rd May 2017 - very, very windy, swirling. Not the best day for to go to Bealach Cornaidh for the first time. Second mistake was not taking waders. Couldn't fish half of loch. Left early after catching (and releasing) eight fish, best 1/2 pound but most well under, one very thin. Small hatch of black flies - chironomid? Fish not fussy as long as it was small and black!

    MalcR
    Inverness

  • General Comments   6 weeks 1 day ago

    I was today at the Suilven through the hills for the first time since the fire and could see how it looks exactly.
    There are large patches of burned heather (the grass and the trees escape the fire) in the valley opposite the Glencanisp lodge, sparse burned places between Loch Na Circe and the Suilven, and a large burned area around the un-named loch base of Suilven. The lower south side of the western summit of Suilven also burned. One can still smells the ashes more than a week after the fire ! But I must give up it doesn't look as terrible and mortiferous as I had expected, even if it is impressive of course. And heather will need long years to recover... I made a few pictures if need be.
    Jérôme D.

  • Leave Your Comments   6 weeks 1 day ago

    Many of you will have seen the news about the wildfire in Assynt last week. A large area (est 12 sq km) bweteen Lochinver and near Suilven was affected including near Fionn.

    it is really important that everyone is careful when out in the hills and follows advice given, especially when it is dry.

    Thanks

    News item on Assynt fire:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39803163

    Fire Scotland advice:
    http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/news-campaigns/news/2017/05/sfrs-urges-pu...

    Preventing Wildfires leaflet:
    http://www.firescotland.gov.uk/media/574214/sfrs_wildfiresleaflet.pdf

    Scottish outdoor Access Code:
    http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/

    Scottish Wildfire Forum:
    https://en-gb.facebook.com/ScottishWildfireForum/

  • Loch na Beinne Reidhe   7 weeks 1 day ago

    Suspect I was a little early in the year (4th May) but we'd had some good warm, sunny days albeit with a cold wind. Cathel was spot on with the time to the Loch, even for someone over 60 though it is a testing walk. The day was sunny with blue sky and very strong cool wind from north-east.

    First fished un-named lochan to the north and did better than on main Loch. I suspect that as it was smaller than the main Loch it had warmed up quicker. There were some olives hatching and I saw several rises, lost one good one but landed another 2 just over the pound, both returned.

    On the main Loch there were no rises, and no fly life hatching. The strong wind restricted where a "leftie" could fish so concentrated on South-west shore. Touched nothing until I spoke out and said that I would have one last cast. At literally that moment a fish was hooked. Was over 1lb but not 2lb.

    My most successful method was with a small nymph dressed with a tiny tungsten bead on point and let the flies swing round on their own in the waves. Wide range of patterns tried. A bit disappointing re fish seen but that's fishing and I will be back once things warm up a bit and my legs have recovered. With good views of hinds, golden plover, grouse, a lizard and wheatears it was still another great day in Assynt.

  • Loch a Choire Dheirg (Red Corrie)   7 weeks 4 days ago

    Very difficult loch to fish due to the clarity of the water.
    Best fished on a day with little wind and preferably from the north or north-east as swirling winds in the corrie can make casting near impossible.
    A single dry fly just allowed to drift in the ripple has been my most successful method.

  • Loch a Choire Dheirg (Red Corrie)   8 weeks 5 days ago

    Was up here last year (2016) in early May - a very bright, warm week that came immediately after heavy snowfall the week before. Climbed up to this loch without realising it was the Red Corrie - only read about it's noteriety (and that of it's near neighbour) after getting back home to Northumberland. As previous posters state it's fiersomely windy in the bowl of the mountain and it was almost impossible to get a line out further than a few feet. Was fishing dries - mostly small sedgehog types - on the way up in the smaller lochans that lie below the Red Corrie and got three or four to 1/2 pound (all returned safely). But sadly nothing showing at the Red Corrie itself - perhaps a combination of early in the season and the recent snow. However the location, the view and the crystal clear water were alone worth the effort of the climb. A truly breath-taking and stunning place. I'd say make the effort if the weather is good but be prepared to catch the view and not much else if the wind is up.

  • Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)   9 weeks 4 days ago

    After a long drive from Glasgow, we did some late afternoon fishing at the Dog Loch. It was a bit windy (coming from north-west) but the surrounding hills gave shelter on the northern bank. After about an hour moving slowly away from the 'road-side' of the loch we got a 3/4 lb brown trout (northeast corner of the lake, deeper spot by a cliff). Nice meal for one person!

  • Loch Leathed a'Bhaile Fhoghair (Lexy's Loch)   17 weeks 6 days ago

    First visit to this Loch...we were staying at a caravan in Stoer during Easter of 1983
    We fished in the last of the daylight into darkness and had a great time..... 12 trout up to 3lbs.

    I returned again and again and the fishing has been dour. Still hoping to recapture that first time.

  • General Comments   17 weeks 6 days ago

    The chap in the last comment was correct... Define 'poaching' ...Did anyone see the posts on YouTube a year or so back of the two rough chaps from Yorkshire/Manchester who were sitting in a tent with three rods each,waiting for the bite alarms to go? There were several clips...some on Cama some on Fionn.
    They were fishing with ledgered dead bait and were catching big trout and big eels...
    These posts seem to have vanished.
    I wonder why.

  • General Comments   18 weeks 2 days ago

    I too have seen elderly couples,trying to catch a trout using the clumsy and ineffective method of 'Big Bubble' float and bait. I always laugh, as I catch 10 trout on the fly and they perhaps get 1. I certainly wouldn't 'report' them as poachers.
    But well done in being so vigilant...getting registration number,photographs etc.

    It would be interesting to see a procurator Fiscal taking the case of 2 old folk poaching with a bubble float.

    Keep your eyes peeled and happy casting.

  • Maiden Loch   18 weeks 3 days ago

    i have fished this loch many times during the last 5 years ,as my first day up at loch inver ,as after a 5 and half drive up .i always start with a visit to a roadside loch .last year in september i caught my biggest trout from maiden loch ,a nice one just under the 1lb mark and loads of 8oz to 10oz,always fish point fly blue teal,dropper 1 olive bumble and a muddler ,when theres a chop on water a small black muddler deadly,night mare when midges are about.

  • Loch Leathed a'Bhaile Fhoghair (Lexy's Loch)   18 weeks 6 days ago

    Fished here June 2016 biggest fish 1 1/2 pounds, some smaller fish but then the loch turned a bit dooer as is normal here, all fish safely returned to water, fish were caught on a gold headed Daddy long legs, great sport.

  • Loch Borralan   20 weeks 1 day ago

    Fished loch borralan in August 2016, it was perfect with us staying in the alt inn just across the road the water was quite dark and we manged to catch plenty of well fed spotted brown trout the biggest being 14 inch. The average size of the trout in borralan is very good with most being just under 1 lbs.

    The morning was slow dad on a sinking line caught 1, 8 incher while grandad was wet flies floating Line and I was dry flies floating line and had a couple of small takes. While dad went to make the sandwiches, grandad wanted a row and I saw a few sedges popping up so fished a dry green wells glory and on the first cast caught a 1lbs fat trout that was a cracking fighter. After lunch grandad had a nap and me and dad went out for some for some fishing at the south west corner of the loch form the reeds round to the shallow rocks and after a bit of fun on terrestrial dries we took grandad out for a bit and he had two fish before the sun went down.

    We caught the fish mostly on the Kate Mclarens and a few on green wells glory and a brown dry fly that was quite big. it was cloudy and a bit windy too.

  • Loch Druim Suardalain (The Glen Loch)   20 weeks 1 day ago

    Fished here in August 2015 with my dad and my grandad. It was good conditions with cloud and quite a bit of a ripple so we trolled out between the islands and did a few drifts from the river mouth to the islands between us we caught 4, 8-9 inch brown trout and a dark coloured 11 inch brownie with a big head ( probably predatory). Also at the other end of the loch a tiny salmon parr which picked up my Arthur's olive, they are beautiful.

    I started off fishing a Kate mclaren on a dropper and an Arthur's olive on the point and had a few fish but as the sun started to go down over Sullivan grandad was getting cold so we put him in the car and had 1 last session with some daddy long legs which was great fun then we went back for a cosy night at the alt inn after dad grandad had had a dram or two.

  • General Comments   21 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi

    The West Sutherland Fisheries Trust are holding a fund raising auction to support their excellent work. Some geat prizes.

    Please go here to bid: http://www.melandphil.com/geo/index.php

    Thanks
    Adam

  • Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)   39 weeks 2 days ago

    We didn't get any fish today; it definitely was a 'dog' to fish but it was a fun trip. The whole family was down and they loved it except for the fact that we caught no fish. My account receivable solutions job keeps me busy, gonna too long without any good catches. We will be making a trip to Achiltibuie lochs soon

  • Loch Mhoalach-coire (‘Loch Gillaroo’)   40 weeks 2 days ago

    Had an interesting few hours fishing on the loch. The wind from the SW changed from putting a nice ripple on the water to gale force in the 3 hours I was there. Still managed 2 fish around the half pound mark on a Black Gnat dry and the other a Bibio. Surroundings are stunning and an enjoyable walk in. Look forward to going back on a calmer evening next year.

  • Loch Na Claise   42 weeks 4 days ago

    Windy and a bit rainy meant that boat fishing was a little tricky, especially having left the drogue at home... Nonetheless 6 fish between the two of us, with some very nice, fit and fat trout. The fish seem really healthy and had three hen fish bursting with eggs, all returned.

  • Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)   42 weeks 4 days ago

    Grabbed a couple of hours on the dog loch. One nice fish of a pound a half to a deer hair sedge. A few splashy rises but died when wind dropped. A large army of midges waited in ambush at the mooring on return.

  • Loch Assynt   45 weeks 6 days ago

    In the evening of 14/6/2016 I headed along the north bank of Loch Assynt – beyond where the boats are normally launched. My intention was to try out a new light spinning rod. However after a few casts and two small trout, I retired the spinning gear. My problem was that it was too difficult to unhook the trout from the treble hooks on the lures– even if they were debarbed. Maybe replacing the trebles with a single debarbed hook would make spinning more acceptable. I returned to my fly rod and fished for an hour around 10pm with flies tied on debarbed hooks, and tormented a number of small trout, but landed only one which was safely returned.

  • Loch Crocach   45 weeks 6 days ago

    On 13/6/616, in late afternoon, I headed up the road to Loch Crochach. It was overcast with a light SE wind. Before reaching he loch, I turned off eastwards to try out the small Lochans – but this was a waste of time – after a prolonged dry spell they were unfishable. So I headed back to Loch Crochach on the South Easterly side where there is a sizeable bay. I fished around it and had a limited success – three small trout to a Black Pennel, two tiddlers, and several splashes. I gave up around 9pm.

  • Loch Poll an Droighinn   45 weeks 6 days ago

    On 15/6/2016 I decided to head up to Loch Poll an Droighinn. Its a bit of a climb for a Septuagenarian, so I avoided the steep route directly up from Lexy’s Loch, and instead headed up on a diagonal from further back on the road – on a track marked on the OS map which leads to an old ruined cottage. It was a cool day with a strong N wind. I arrived at the loch around 5pm and fished right round the loch until 9:30pm. My most successful fly was a Black Pennnel which landed 4 fish, with a Teal Red and Silver taking the fifth. The sizes ranged from about ¼ pound to 1 pound, with the average being around the ½ pound mark.

  • Loch Leathed a'Bhaile Fhoghair (Lexy's Loch)   45 weeks 6 days ago

    I was back to Assynt in June 2016, and fished Lexy's Loch twice from the bank.
    On 12/6/16 there was bright sunshine and a light SE wind. In the evening I headed up to the South East corner. The loch level was low, and there were no signs of rising fish. I hooked a good sized fish, but it resorted to aerial acrobatics, and got off! As darkness fell, there were a few sporadic rises, but I had no further luck. The hooked fish took a size 12 longshank Teal Red and Silver - not unlike a Peter Ross on a longshank (debarbed) hook.
    On 17/6/2016, I was again off to Lexy's in the evening (from about 6pm to 9:30pm). A fishing boat party had just left the loch - catch unknown. It was bright with a strong N wind, so I headed up along the North Bank. I landed, and returned, 3 fish - two were about 5oz, and the third about a pound. Again, the Teal Red and Silver hooked two, with a variant using a silvery green body and a sparkly wing hooking the third (and smallest).
    Lexy's remains one of my favourite Assynt Lochs, with good sized trout which need a bit of patience to catch.

  • Loch Assynt   46 weeks 1 day ago

    Dima

    The details for all permits and boat availability are on this pageon this website:
    http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/outlets

    To book, contact Peter Hendrich - The Cottage Culag Square, Lochinver (01571 844076).

    Also you might want to check the Assynt Angling Group website: http://www.assyntangling.co.uk/

    Please report back on here how you got on!

    Cheers
    Adam

  • Loch Assynt   46 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi Adam,
    Thanks for your answer. A few more things, what will be the best way to hire a boat (with engine)in case I'm interested in fishing on Lochs Beannach (W5), Cam (E21), Veyatie (E22). Are there a phone numbers/e-mals, so I can book the boat in advance?
    Thanks,
    Dima

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