Loch Na Saighe Duibhe

Park by Loch Awe and head up from Loch Na Gruagaich. It can be rough walking but well worth it for the views to access this and the other nearby lochans north west of Cnoc an Leathaid Buidhe.

Na Saighe Duibhe can be reedy later in the year and don't spend too long if nothing is happening but these are all rarely fished. The unnamed lochans have trout that tend to be small but very beautiful trout and hard fighting, although one of the lochans has larger specimens....


OS Grid: NC230160
Decimal: 58.097497, -5.004833
Degrees: 58° 5' 50.9892" N, 5° 0' 17.3988" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets


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Loch Na Saighe Duibhe April 28th 016

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 Na Saighe Duibhe

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.


Lots of little fish 6-7", returned 15+ over about 3hrs. Free rising and some even jumping clear of water which is not something I often see in hill lochs?
Mostly on wee dry flies, fished close to or within reed areas, worthwhile but annoying have to clear weed from flies every 2nd cast.
Not convinced there are larger fish here.
Didnt have time to try the lochs further up, gave Loch Na Gruagaich a few hours on the way back down, it was very dour in comparison.

Stuart Taylor


Had a quick cast on this and another couple close-by, nothing caught or spotted, but very windy and difficult conditions.
I was on my way back from Loch a' Croisg - which is not listed here, where I returned about 10 quarter pounders, during a 3 hr session, again very windy and difficult. Quite a hike to this Loch (I came from Loch Awe side) better to go via the path past Cam Loch.

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