River Inver

A famous salmon river that enters the sea at Lochinver and runs downstream 6 miles from Loch Assynt.

The season is from 11th February to 15th October and is best from July to October.

Permits for fishing the Inver are split into 4 beats each of 2 rods:

Lower and Middle beats

  • Until 11th June £80 per beat per day.
  • 12th June–1st July £180 per beat per day.
  • 2nd July until end of season £245 per beat per day.

Upper Beat

  • Until 11th June £80 per beat per day.
  • 12th June–1st July £100 per beat per day.
  • 2nd July until end of season £130 per beat per day.

More details: http://www.sportinglets.co.uk/river-inver.html

Permiys available from:
Tel: +44 (0)1738 451600


OS Grid: NC100234
Decimal: 58.158468, -5.231026
Degrees: 58° 9' 30.4848" N, 5° 13' 51.6936" W

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Inver salmon in July

Good news! I fished the upper Inver in the second week of July (2011). Saw nothing in the top pool immediately below Loch Assynt, but a bit lower I counted six clear sights of salmon in pools throughout the day. From "fins sticking out" splashing In the shallows to jumping/ "porpoising" if that is a correct term. This was about 2 days after a small spate; I failed to connect with a late evening take - guessed at 8-10 pounds. I did land a smart sea trout of around 2 pounds, taken from the same top beat in the sunny afternoon on a small tube fly (and several gallant brown trout - all returned). The river height and flow was a bit less in the evening and midges were not too bad due to easterly breeze. Adrian Jones

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