Loch na Gainmhich

A large roadside loch on the A894 road from Loch Assynt to Kylesku. You can park near the northern end and although it can look dour and windswept at times, if you don't fancy the hike up the hillside to the Corrie lochs, this is a much easier option!

Trout are average size ofor the area and for a roadside loch - though try the eastern edge away from the road.


OS Grid: NC244290
Decimal: 58.214657, -4.990896
Degrees: 58° 12' 52.7652" N, 4° 59' 27.2256" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets


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Loch na Gainmhich

Fished this loch yesterday as it was too windy on Loch Assynt. Fished for around two hours with nothing doing on the road side of the loch. Moved round to the shallow end just above the Wailing Widow waterfall (had a peer over the edge - amazing view!). Caught two 6 oz brownies in quick succession in the shallows. Both took the top fly: a Kate McClaren (I think!). An absolutely stunning location.

Caught 10 all about 4-6 oz

Fished Loch Unapool 03/06/11 for about 2 hours. My brother and I caught 10
all about 4-6 oz on blue dun and sedges. Moved on to fish Loch na Gainmhich
in the afternoon, all around the western edge, nothing moving and no takes in
nearly two hours. Moved on to Loch na h-Innse Fraoich for a half hour. High
wind made this difficult and again no takes, but still a great day.

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