Loch Bealach a’ Mhadaidh

Trout Fishing in Assynt - book cover

This is one of the lochs featured in a new book - Trout Fishing in Assynt: A Guide to 30 lochs - which gives you the best, local expert advice there is about fishing this loch. The booklet, which helps fund local angling, is available from Achins Bookshop, Inverkirkaig.

The trip to Loch Bealach a' Mhadaidh is not for the unfit, or faint-hearted requiring a walk of seven kilometres from Inchnadamph. All sizes of trout in here but evidently a very good head of bigger fish are present with baskets of these big fish being taken from time to time. It doesn't get fished that often due to it's location but it is one of the best lochs in the area. Although hardly ever caught, salmon can migrate there also.


OS Grid: NC310232
Decimal: 58.165210, -4.874502
Degrees: 58° 9' 54.756" N, 4° 52' 28.2072" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets

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Fishing Trip early may

Around 10 fish caught up to 1 1b with 6 caught in flat calm on a black pennell during a hatch of black midges.Great very visual fishing. This loch is one of my favourites and always produces good sport in a variety of conditions. James

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