Loch an Arbhair

Boat available at: 078187

Details

OS Grid: NC078187
Decimal: 58.115371, -5.264486
Degrees: 58° 6' 55.3356" N, 5° 15' 52.1496" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets

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Comments

Nice Loch - poor access

If you want to fish this loch from the bank, you will need to get over (or through) a tall rickety deer fence - whichever side you start out from. There have been attempts to break through this fence - but beware of sharp wire ends, which ripped my waterproof over-trousers. Could Assynt Anglers please organise better access for bank anglers on this loch.

I fished all round this loch from the bank in June 2014. It was bright with a gentle South wind. I tried a variety of flies, but caught nothing. I saw a number of fish splashing beyond casting distance.

I returned in late May, 2015, again fishing from the bank in late afternoon. There was a modest, reducing West wind and a short rain shower. There was a fair ripple, and conditions looked good. I fished from the East end, round the South bank. I tried a wide variety of flies. I got a tug on a black mini-muddler and I landed a 6oz trout on a longshank Teal, Red, and Silver.

Access still poor

I was back at this loch on July 2017, and there was little improvement in access - the fence had been broken down a bit more, presumably by frustrated bank anglers.There was a strong East wind, so I fished the east bank from 9:30 till 11pm. I hooked and lost a trout on a debarbed teal red and silver mini-lure, and I landed one on a black mini-lure (returned).

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