All Comments and Fishing Reports

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

  • Loch Beannach   4 years 25 weeks ago

    Was a super day and was very nice to meet you we enjoyed our lunch

  • Loch Beannach   4 years 26 weeks ago

    Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year with the sun beating down, there were still fish to be caught albeit mainly small. Fishing from the bank I managed 2 at the pound mark, about 12 small ones but must have missed 30 as they were taking very gently. Despite hot weather there was sufficient breeze at times to give a good ripple. Not a huge number of rises to surface flies. Think the mayfly hatch might be more or less over as only saw a couple plus one spent one. Tiny spiders worked best for me.

    Met a lovely couple fishing from the boat, very courteous asking if I didn't mind them landing near to where I was fishing for their lunch.

    As usual a big thanks to Assynt Angling for allowing visitors to fish.
    Malc (Inverness)

  • General Comments   4 years 27 weeks ago

    The Assynt Fishing Feis 2016 is on Tuesday 26th July at Glencanisp Lodge. It is a great event with family fun, food, casting, fly tying and a fishing competition.

    Please support this if you can with a Crowdfunder donation:

    More information is here:

    Stewart Yates from organises the event with others and it deserves everyone's support.


  • Loch Assynt   4 years 27 weeks ago


    Try 01738 451111 for Perth office.
    Alternatively you could enquire at the Inverlodge Hotel (not sure if they do permits for non-residents).

    There is also salmon and sea trout fishing on lochs and other sections of river. Go to places to Fish section and select salmon and sea trout from the Angling Groups drop down.

    - Adam

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 27 weeks ago

    Hello - I am staying just norh of Lochinver for the week starting July 9 and am keen to have a day (or part day) fly fishing for Salmon on the river Inver. I email Galbraith's in Perth last week but got no reply. Does anyone know how I might ger a permit.

  • General Comments   4 years 28 weeks ago

    Well done for taking the trouble of reporting this. This precious loch and others like it are particularly vulnerable to thoughtless, illegal fishing.

  • General Comments   4 years 29 weeks ago

    Thank you for reporting this.

    In the interests of clarity for everyone:

    ALL of the Assynt Angling Group/Association waters are covered by the Assynt and Coigach Protection order.

    This means that fishing without a permit or breaking the rules of that permit (which includes fishing by methods other than fly, except in designated lochs, which this is not) is a criminal offence. The fine can be up to £1,000.

    "Section 1(8) of the Freshwater and Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act 1976 provides that any person who contravenes a prohibition in a protection order is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale."


  • General Comments   4 years 29 weeks ago

    I've seen two people today -a man around 60 and his wife, I think, owner of a red Astra- both fishing with telescopic rods, spinning reels and big bubbles at the Loch Bealach Cornaidh. As we walked to the loch I asked the guy if it was a fly rod he had on his back (it didn't look at all like one...) and he answered "Of course !" Of course no, as I could see later from the crest of the Quinag with my binoculars and later at the loch. I made very closed pictures of that poacher with his bubble rod and of his car with the registration number and sent them to the Assynt Angling Asociation. I also told him he wasn't allowed to fish with such bubbles but he kept fishing... Bealach Cornaidh is a lovely loch with beautiful average goldish trout and has not to be fished with such methods.

    So if you see a red Astra on a "fishing" car park...

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 30 weeks ago

    I have been fishing Assynt Lochs for over 40 years. My father who was from Lewis, had family in Ullapool and Elphin, introduced me to fishing. Days on Borrolan and Urighill .At 6 years old. From an early age,I could catch trout on the fly .But my dad was happy using fly and bubble or a worm on Stuart Tackle .I think that the old timers should be allowed to catch their last trout by the way they learned. If they catch one at all.

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 31 weeks ago

    I'd ask Peter about this.

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 31 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for the quick reply, I have booked a day on assynt, one other thing as my dad is also very keen but does not use a fly rod much, is it allowed to use a bubble snd fly in any of the lochs?

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 31 weeks ago

    Peter's number is on the permits page on this website (scroll down):

    The lochs you can spin/troll on are in the Assynt Angling Group and are:

    Spinning/Trolling allowed from boat on Lochs Beannach (W5), Cam (E21), Veyatie (E22) and Assynt (S10/E6). Loch Assynt has a 4 mile bank zone where spinning and artificial lures is permitted.
    - Adam

  • General Comments   4 years 31 weeks ago

    I am there also first two weeks in July have a couple things booked already but looking for more to try I'm with my dad and son

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 31 weeks ago

    I am up in a couple weeks and my dad and son don't fly fish I would like to take them out on the boat trolling, which area is best for this?
    Also is there a number for peter at the cottage or do u just contact him up there?

  • General Comments   4 years 32 weeks ago

    I haven't visited this loch and most likely never will, due to lack of fitness these days. However it does surprise me a little that the only fish reported are a few very small ones. Loch nan Cuaran is listed in the SNH standing waters survey as one of the few eutrophic (ie nutrient-rich) lochs in the Assynt area, the great majority of others being oligotrophic (peaty, nutrient-poor). Eutrophic waters generally produce large, healthy fish.

    Colin Macaulay

  • Loch Bealach na h-Uidhe   4 years 33 weeks ago

    Got up to loch Bealach na h-uidhe yesterday. Walked in from Inchnadamph. Blue skies and not a cloud in the sky. A few hillwalkers around but daughter and I had the loch to ourselves. Some good fish rising, probably gorging themselves on a large Olive hatch. We couldn't tempt them with our offerings and could only try for a couple of hours before we had to head home. Wind was from the SE, occasionally spinning to the NW. Water was gin-clear and tasted excellent. If I have the chance again, I'll be camping for the night. Spectacular scenery, beautiful loch - don't really care that I didn't catch anything!
    Callum M

  • General Comments   4 years 33 weeks ago

    A friend and I hiked up from Loch a Ghlinnein a few years ago and had a few casts with zero result.
    It was our impression that it was devoid of fish.
    We had more luck at 187-239 loch a Ghuib Aird where we both caught several fish 6-7 oz,before hiking down to Loch Assynt and back to Little Assynt via the stalkers path.
    Very interesting geology up there with many "eccentrics"in the form of large rocks left behind when glaciers melted thousands of years ago

  • Fionn Loch   4 years 34 weeks ago

    I fished here for the first time in 1980.Back then you could pitch a tent on the grassy bank of the Kirkaig by the road. Permission from the now derelict bothy downstream,I think the price was £1 a day.
    Returned every year till about 1988.The fishing on Fionn was always great,baskets of 12 or more.The best was in April 1984.27 trout.
    Sorry to say,the big fish I caught that year was spinning with an old Quill Minnow.A lovely cock fish at about 6 lbs,which was returned.
    I returned again in 2014 and found that the only thing changed in appearance was me,all exactly as it was,including the fishing.
    I was back last year and hopefully returning again in June,while I'm still fit for the walk.
    Past 2 years I have used the boat with its mercurial engine.Interesting.
    Any traditional patterns work well here but Muddlers/Sedges seem to get the bigger fish.

    Thanks to Peter at Lochinver for all his time and dedication.

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 35 weeks ago

    Fished the northern bank of Loch Assynt on 13th May 2016 in the afternoon through to sunset from the northern bank (adjacent to the A837) starting approximately 3 miles west of Ardvreck Castle, moving back to the Castle (i.e. the stretch of bank where spinning is permitted). Attempted to fly fish but struggled with vegetation/banks behind and with the wind (strong easterly). Air temperature was approximately 24 degrees, water much colder with very bright sunshine. Used 8wt line with wet flies and nymphs, no takes. Then tried spinning with great success; had approximately 12 Brown Trout from 0.5 lb to 1.5 lb but lost a much bigger fish late in the day opposite Ardvreck Castle. All fish were taken on a small (8g?) silver vibrax type spinner on light/medium spinning tackle. All fish returned to the water.

    Noticed a very distinct pattern to the fishing: arrive at a spot, take 1 or 2 fish almost immediately then goes quiet so move on. Most fish were taken where the banks clearly dropped off quickly into deep water and at least half the takes were on-the-drop immediately after casting.

    Tried spinning again the following day in the afternoon, had 1 follow from a small fish but no takes. Note, overnight the air temperature had dropped approximately 10 degrees.

    Probably the most enjoyable days fishing I have ever had!

  • Lochan Bealach Cornaidh   4 years 35 weeks ago

    Attempted to fish on afternoon of 11th May 2016 in strong/gusting easterly wind. Struggled to get a line out with my poor casting! Fished eastern and southern banks with floating and intermediate lines with traditional wet patterns. No sign of rising or moving fish. Blanked. Lovely spot though.

  • General Comments   4 years 37 weeks ago

    Is anyone reading this fishing in the area first two weeks in July as I will be there and plan to try as many lochs as possible, I also plan to try and arrange some salmon fishing too

  • Loch Na Saighe Duibhe   4 years 38 weeks ago

    This is one of a number of named and unnamed lochans on the hillside above Loch Awe.I have cast a line into most of them some years ago during the summer months and caught fish in many of them .
    Mainly small with the best at maybe 5-6 oz from the largest of the unnamed lochans.

  • Loch Na Saighe Duibhe   4 years 39 weeks ago

    Walked up from Awe. Cold and wet. Caught small one in Loch Na Gruagaich before heading up to Loch Na Saighe Duibhe. Wetness underfoot made it a bit of a slog. Caught 8 beautiful but very small trout - most on the surface but a couple on red buzzer I had on the middle dropper. Moved onto the larger of the lochans higher up but nothing doing. Very cold wind so headed back down after an hour. Has anyone ever caught anything much in this?

  • Loch an Ruighein   4 years 40 weeks ago

    This would have been a good day's fishing in May or June, but at the beginning of April, when it said 5 degrees on the car dashboard at 10am, it was quite unusual. After catching a couple of tiny ones in the loch to the N East (which looks a bit like a shark), caught 7 in Ruighein. All between half and a pound, with most around three quarters. They were fighting fit, especially given it is so early, and beautiful - I'd post a picture if I hadn't dropped my phone in another lochan the next day... All caught on the surface on either dry fly or sedgehog and lost the best one which shook the hook. Very gentle takes, but then they put up a fine fight.

  • Loch an Aon Aite   4 years 40 weeks ago

    Early season fishing is usually sparse fare, but on a changeable day weather wise, there were a decent number of trout seen rising when flat calm - very gentle rises presumably sipping midge from the surface. Caught two in Aon Aite - one of them so thin he must have just been very hungry! - and another in a nearby puddle which was half a pound and much fitter. All on a bushy dry fly, so you can never tell...

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