All Comments and Fishing Reports

Below you can find all comments and fishing reports left on the site (most recent first).

  • General Comments   1 year 21 weeks ago

    Hi

    You can also get permits from other locations - for Assynt Angling Group, from Peter at the Cottage Culag Sq (just behind the Mission), Achins bookshop, Inchnadamph Hotel and the chandlers (not sure of Sunday opening); as well as Assynt Crofters permits from their offices in Stoer. I am not 100% sure if the post office (now at the Spar) is still selling but will check.

    All permit outlest are on this site - tho one or two might need updating.
    http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/outlets

    We will try and make this page a bit more prominent.

    Thanks for info on the TIC - I'll check on opening and amend. The fact that it has had to move and has more restricted opening is far from ideal for all concerned!

    - Adam

  • General Comments   1 year 21 weeks ago

    Recently completed the North Coast 500 in a motor home and en route fished at Clashnessie. The beach itself is very shallow so I headed further round the bay on the left using a fairly overgrown path. I chose a suitable rock, and found a good depth of water in front. I only had spinning tackle but it was almost a fish a chuck. Only small coleys to 1lb but gret sport. Would love to have a crack here again with bottom fishing gear. Tight lines!

  • General Comments   1 year 21 weeks ago

    I'm up on my fishing week to Assynt. As usual, I arrive on Saturday evening, then stroll down to the Tourist Info Centre on Sunday morning to buy weekly permits - and this time I headed to its new location at the Mission around mid-day - only to find that it is shut on Sundays! Ok - it has turned into a wild day and so I may only be tempted by a short spell of un-permitted fishing in late evening.
    Maybe the permit sales should be relocated to the Spar, which seems to have more acceptable opening hours

  • Leave Your Comments   1 year 22 weeks ago

    The 2017 Assynt Fishing Feis Crowdfunding campaign is LIVE!

    Please support this important local event which helps promote angling in the area and engage young people and families, visitors and locals alike:

    https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/2017-assynt-fishing-feis/

    Thanks
    Adam

  • Loch Cul Fraoich   1 year 24 weeks ago

    Couple of hours in cold, windy and bright conditions, which are far from ideal for this loch. Absolutely nothing showing and not so much as a take (two of us fishing). Dour!

  • Loch Cul Fraoich   1 year 24 weeks ago

    Followed advice that this loch fishes best morning and evening, and fished here from 9pm to 11pm. Caught a nice trout of around half a pound on an Invicta retrieved quickly, from the peninsula near the north shore. The fish jumped out of the water 6 times during the fight!

  • General Comments   1 year 24 weeks ago

    If you are not yet aware, the former Tourist Information Centre - which sells fishing permits for b oth Assynt Angling Group and Assynt Crofters Trust - has now moved to the Mission Building next to the playing field in Culag Park.

    The details are:
    01463 244118

    e-mail: Lochinver [ at] Visit scotland.com

    Address:
    The Mission,
    Culag Park,
    Lochinver,
    Sutherland,
    IV27 4LE

    Opening Times

    Monday 10:00 16:30
    Tuesday 10:00 16:30
    Wednesday 10:00 16:30
    Thursday 10:00 16:30
    Friday 10:00 16:30
    Saturday 10:00 16:30
    Sunday 11:00 15:00

  • General Comments   1 year 24 weeks ago

    Please support this important fundraising campaign.

    The Assynt Crofters' Trust are trying to raise funding to purchase a boat for disabled anglers, so that those who are less able can enjoy fishing in the North Assynt area.

    The boat and associated costs amounts to £10919, and to date ACT have raised £7367, so £3552 is still needed.

    Donate here:
    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/assyntcrofterstrust

    Thanks
    Adam

  • Loch an Ruighein   1 year 25 weeks ago

    Fished this loch from the boat on June 14th June. A quiet morning with light winds, quite overcast and I was in fear of the midges coming out until the breeze freshened at lunchtime and a hatch of mayflies got underway! I must have caught about 18-20 trout (lost count) in the afternoon, and should have done better as I missed plenty more. The largest were about 12 oz. Used barbless hooks and returned everything safely. I fished here many years ago and caught nothing, but this made up for that day! Great sport.

    Colin Fionn

  • Loch Na Claise   1 year 26 weeks ago

    Fished here in overcast windy conditions and caught a lovely fish of about 1lb where the burn enters the loch in the north east corner, on a G&H sedge.

  • Loch Poll an Droighinn   1 year 26 weeks ago

    Visited PM on 29 May 2017 (after fishing Lexy's AM). This, for me, is a beautiful loch with so many places to fish. Well worth the climb. I lost count of the fish caught - well over 20, all returned. Unfortunately smaller than I hoped being 6 - 8oz, however, I only fished the southern end. Perhaps (with hindsight) I should have gone further northwards where it widens and maybe found larger fish. I experimented with numerous flies and they all worked. These fish were not fussy.

  • Loch Leathed a'Bhaile Fhoghair (Lexy's Loch)   1 year 26 weeks ago

    29 May 2017.
    Fished the north shore in the morning. Slow going, the wind oscillating SE/SW unhelpful, but the sheltered south shore was glassy so I fished the ripple. Two fish of 12oz on Black Pennel and Silver Butcher - taken. Fished here about the same time last year and took two larger fish of around 1lb. After lunch followed the wire fence up the hill to Loch Poll - see separate report.

  • Lochan Bealach Cornaidh   1 year 29 weeks 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   1 year 30 weeks 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   1 year 30 weeks 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   1 year 31 weeks 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)   1 year 32 weeks 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)   1 year 33 weeks 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)   1 year 34 weeks 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)   1 year 42 weeks 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   1 year 42 weeks 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   1 year 43 weeks 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   1 year 43 weeks 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)   1 year 43 weeks 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   1 year 44 weeks 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.

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