Loch na h-Innse Fraoich

Directions: Leave the A837 near Loch Assynt Lodge. There is an all-abilities disabled access path to the loch, where there is an excellent boat, a jetty and boathouse and a toilet.

Accessibility - All Abilities Access
This loch is part of the All Abilities walk developed by the Culag Community Woodland Trust (CCWT). It has a boat on it that has been made suitable for disabled access, changeable for left and right handed use and with the option to sit astride rather than only forward or back facing.

Loch Leitir Easaidh is nearby and they make an excellent spot for families, with toilet facilities and is easily accessed.

Fraoich (the smaller of the two lochs) is particularly recommended as it fishes slightly better, and has great viewing points.


Details

OS Grid: NC163263
Decimal: 58.187141, -5.126419
Degrees: 58° 11' 13.7076" N, 5° 7' 35.1084" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets

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Please tell us about your experience of fishing at this loch. This will help other anglers as well as local angling groups.

Your feedback is important so please tell us:

  • Where you fished, when, what conditions were like.
  • What you caught, when and on what (be a little vague if you don't want to give it all away!)
  • Anything other anglers should be aware of - access, reeded up waters, difficulties etc.

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Comments

May 2018

One of the problems of fishing alone is the difficulty of using a boat. Most of the boats need at least two persons to drag them from the bank into the water, and vice versa. However the two boats on the Little Assynt all abilities path are more easily handled. Last year I took the boat on Loch Leitir Easidh, since it is moored conveniently beside a landing stage. This year on 17/5/18 I visited Peter to request the same boat, but it had not yet been launched, however I was offered the boat on Loch na h-Innse Fraoich. This is moored up on a ramp, and is relatively easy to launch, but it did require a bit manhandling to return it at the end of the day. The boat is excellent, but is suffers the same problem as the boat on Loch Leitir Easidh - the oars are too short, and are difficult to prevent jumping out of the rowlocks. This time I was prepared - and tied cord across the top of the rowlocks.
I fished from about 5pm to 10pm. There was very little breeze, and splashes began to show as the sun went down. I tried a variety of flies, but the most successful were mini streamer files tied on debarbed longshank size 12 hooks. The most favoured had a black body, silver rib, black wing and red throat. It usually received attention if presented near a rising fish. The 8 fish landed (and released) were all small, and thin - probably around 4 to the pound. As the season progresses they probably will become three to a pound fish.

HD

11 June

Very wet and windy day. Six small fish from bank, one half pounder. Despite the access paths to look-out points and boats, these lochs are not easy for bank fishing, with deep heather making access to the waterside pretty difficult, plus thick bracken, rowan trees and, in places, steep sides. The headwind didn't help, of course.

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