All Comments and Fishing Reports

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

  • Fionn Loch   5 years 20 weeks ago

    I visit Assynt for a week or so every June and I always have a day on Fionn. The day I visited in 2014 the conditions were pretty good, with the wind blowing from the south. I fished along the south shore and caught maybe a dozen trout, average about 6-8oz. I also took my second-ever char. I find the fish here aren't too fussy about which flies you use. An absolutely beautiful place!

  • General Comments   5 years 21 weeks ago

    I've been refused Sunday boat hire on Loch Drumbeg but there doesn't seem to be an issue with walk-in lochs. If someone complained to me I would refer them to whoever sold the permit. If they are happy to take your money for a date that falls on a Sunday I can't see why it should be a problem.

  • Loch Crocach   5 years 38 weeks ago

    Fished this one day last week. This is normally jumping with small trout but was pretty dour - it was bright and VERY windy. Got 4 in total, all small bar one of just under a pound. Also tried some of the other lochs but nothing doing.

  • Fionn Loch   5 years 41 weeks ago

    A group of us hiked up the river. We were planning on going to Kirkaig Falls but I wanted to fish. Conditions were very wet and soggy. Beautiful hike. Only had time to fish the area where the water just leaves the Loch. Water was high from recent rains. All the grasses on the banks were under water. Caught 6 beautiful small browns. Lost two. Did this in just over an hour. They were not hitting hard so I missed a few strikes. Caught the last 4 where the Loch water starts to move and becomes the river. I was the only one fishing. We didn't have time to see the falls but it was a very enjoyable day to be out and getting a chance to fish.

  • General Comments   5 years 42 weeks ago

    Thanks, fair enough about the specific lochs for AAG, although i've just checked my permit for the crofters trust info and there is nothing about sunday fishing at all, neither on the permit itself or the crofters website.

  • General Comments   5 years 42 weeks ago

    The Assynt Crofters Trust say there is no Sunday fishing with their permit information. The Assynt Angling Group rules on their website specify No Sunday fishing on Lochs Assynt (S10/E6), School (S4), Glencanisp (S5), or Awe (E17).

    Hope that helps!
    Adam

  • The Manse Loch   5 years 42 weeks ago

    Fished this loch today. It seemed like it hasnt been fished by many people or in a while, because it wasnt as accessible as i remember in the past, with thick, head height bracken a lot of the way. On return home, i spent 15 minutes inspecting my wrists, waste band and ankles for ticks, of which i found many!

    I had four in the half pound mark, and many other takes, which i was satisfied with. 3 fell to a standard invicta, 1 fell to a black muddler.

    I wanted to go round to the far side, but i was pushed for time, and each little 10-cast headland or bay was quite an effort to get to. One needs a boat.

    All in all, it's a decent fishery in picturesque surroundings, but could do with a path to be re-beaten to it.

  • General Comments   5 years 42 weeks ago

    Hi, I was reprimanded by someone for fishing here on a sunday. I have been visiting here since i was a child and have never heard of this. On the chance that i may have been somewhat ignorant about this and not wishing to offend local customs, I checked several websites which said that whilst it isnt illegal, it is frowned upon on some waters. However, i've now checked the booklet, which should be what permit holders have to go by, and it says nothing about sunday fishing. Could you clarify this? Thanks. P.s. i blanked :)

  • Loch na Faoileige (The Gull Loch)   5 years 42 weeks ago

    Had great sport with medium sized trout in bright sunlight and patchy cloud on 10th September. Caught more than a dozen fish in 1.5 hours with two fish caught at once on 3 occasions. It was a lucky day as there was a lot of flies on the water (heather fly, daddies and another that looked like a large mayfly) so the trout were very active on the surface. The largest was 14 inches and a 1 lb which I suspect is one of the larger specimens in the loch. I only stayed for a couple of hours as I wanted to move over to fish loch na beinne rheide and camp for the night. James Dunlop

  • Loch na Beinne Reidhe   5 years 42 weeks ago

    lost/missed 3 fish and caught 1 in bright sunlight with little wind on 10th of september. All takes were in the north corner where it was sheltered from the sun. Nothing rising so I fished with wets. The fish I caught was 16 inches and in good condition so around 1.5 lbs. James Dunlop

  • Cam Loch   5 years 45 weeks ago

    Hi

    It's a shame you had problems getting permits but details on where you can buy permits are on this site are available here:

    http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/outlets

  • Cam Loch   5 years 45 weeks ago

    Fished the north-west shore (starting from where the path heads up towards Fada) in very windy conditions with some heavy rain making fishing impossible at times. Gave up after 3hrs.
    Just 3 small but pretty fish, taken on a silver march brown.

    Hands-up, I didn't have a ticket! I drove to Inchnadamph hotel as I normally do to get a day ticket, but it was closed-up (out of season?). I then drove into Lochinver and went to the fancy hotel up on the hill to be told "We haven't been given any ticket books yet". I didn't know where else to try and had already wasted enough of my day!

  • Un-named Loch (‘Little Green’)   5 years 46 weeks ago

    Fishing trip early may 2014. Caught 17 inch trout in good condition in a good ripple. This was one of 2 fish seen rising.A wellcome fish after an unsuccessful trip to the green corrie loch.

  • Loch Bealach a’ Mhadaidh   5 years 46 weeks ago

    Around 10 fish caught up to 1 1b with 6 caught in flat calm on a black pennell during a hatch of black midges.Great very visual fishing. This loch is one of my favourites and always produces good sport in a variety of conditions. James

  • Loch Mhoalach-coire (‘Loch Gillaroo’)   6 years 15 hours ago

    Fished this early June. Started off very warm and almost completely still - hard work in the clear water. A breath of breeze and change to a tiny sparse nymph fly brought a few catches but nothing of any real size. Beautiful trout though. Then the heavens opened - it was like someone had dumped a giant bucket of bullets on the loch. The Trailigill was a raging brown torrent by the time I got down.

  • General Comments   6 years 3 weeks ago

    It's a good question, Jerome. I certainly didn't notice much over 13 inches this year ! but in some places an abundance of 'average' trout....

    I think it highlights the need for some fisheries science work looking at populations in a sample of different types of loch - breeding patterns, growth, effect of different geology/fauna, effect of removal of different sizes of fish in different types of lcoation. Really, there is very little known about these issues in Assynt as there has been very little work done. If others are interested it would be good to look for some ways to develop this (whilst protecting identity of locations etc.) which could help inform future practice and guidance.
    Adam

  • Loch Awe   6 years 3 weeks ago

    I think that is a different loch awe you refer to?

  • General Comments   6 years 5 weeks ago

    I'm wondering if other "regulars" of Assynt lochs have the same experience as mine this year : in many lochs where I usually only caught nice trouts (let's say 13 inches and over) the last years, this year I catch trouts of the same size plus smaller ones, I mean "average" trouts around 8-11 inches. Does it mean that there were good spawing years since 2011 or so ? Or is there another explication ? I would be glad to understand...

    Cheers,

    Jean D.

  • Loch Awe   6 years 5 weeks ago

    heading 2 loch awe sunday and monday n tuesday heading up dalavich side before there nice wee bay fished for years always produced fish up until 4years ago and had mostly small catches and perch and some eels just want some information on how its fishing any info would b great

  • General Comments   6 years 5 weeks ago

    The Assynt Fishing Feis is on August 6th and 7th. A must for local and visiting anglers.

    There's an Introduction to Fly Tying & Casting on August 6th and the Assynt Open Fishing Competition on August 7th. The Assynt Games, including the casting competition, follows the next day.

    Details:
    www.discoverassynt.co.uk/event-details.php?id=652

  • General Comments   6 years 5 weeks ago

    There's everything from bat evenings to ranger walks to craft days - see details here: www.discoverassynt.co.uk/events.php

  • Loch Awe   6 years 5 weeks ago

    Fished this loch many times always with good catches in double figures 2nd week in June. Weather was hot light breeze with mayfly hatches. best fishing is in the section of the loch closest to where the boats are tied up around the islands.
    Wet and dry mayfly,daddies and sedges in the afternoon are most productive.
    Some keepers at 1lb + caught.

  • Loch Cul Fraoich   6 years 7 weeks ago

    Shot over to Cul Fraoich on Stoer for 5th day, midges hatching and fish on top in light wind. Went to upwind southerly bank and had three fish up to half a pound. Decided to look over to Drum Beg, different kind of water an three boats out, plenty of small fish activity. Headed back to Cul Fraoich for the afternoon evening rise ! Very little wind now....walked around the furthermost bay to the westerly shore and got amongst some lovely 1 - 2lb fish close in at margins.....one offer on black gnat which I missed and got in a right tangle, by which time fish had passed me by. Dead calm now and several good fish topping 35 yards out. Magical Loch !

    And that was it... Definitely going back !

    Posted on behalf of Mike A

  • Lochan Sgeireach   6 years 7 weeks ago

    Up to Loch Sgeirach next day....beautiful afternoon, no movement, fantastic looking loch, tried dry and wet.....no sign of fish but observed pair of red throated divers.
    Posted on behalf of Mike A

  • Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)   6 years 7 weeks ago

    Visited Dog Loch (and Cat)...dour on Dog (3 times) but water looked very promising. Went to Achiltibuie lochs to restore my confidence on 3rd day (3 fish).
    Mike A

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