All Comments and Fishing Reports

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

  • Loch Crocach   4 years 35 weeks 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   4 years 35 weeks 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)   4 years 35 weeks 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   4 years 35 weeks ago


    The details for all permits and boat availability are on this pageon this website:

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

    Also you might want to check the Assynt Angling Group website:

    Please report back on here how you got on!


  • Loch Assynt   4 years 35 weeks 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?

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 36 weeks ago

    Hi Dima

    The only bank spinning allowed is on Assynt.

    Camping is allowed, but follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Some links which might be of use:


  • Loch Assynt   4 years 36 weeks ago

    Hi All,
    I'm planning my vacation and very keen on spinning fishing. I've read the previous replies re trolling and boat spinning. However are there any more places with a bank spinning in addition to Loch Assynt? Is camping allowed?
    Thanks in advance

  • Leave Your Comments   4 years 36 weeks ago

    The River Inver and the River Kirkaig are the principal salmon and sea trout rivers. Fishing is owned by the Assynt Estate and administered by CKD Galbraith.

  • Loch Beannach   4 years 37 weeks ago

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

  • Loch Beannach   4 years 38 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 39 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 39 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 39 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 40 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 41 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 41 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 42 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 43 weeks ago

    I'd ask Peter about this.

  • Loch Assynt   4 years 43 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 43 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 43 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 43 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 44 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 45 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 45 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

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