Loch Awe

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 Inverbank Newsagents, Lochinver.

A roadside loch which is popular and easily accessible with boat only fishing. It has a very good head of trout of decent average size but also has good numbers of larger fish in there too. A few salmon and sea trout enter the loch also, but are very rarely caught.


OS Grid: NC245154
Decimal: 58.092712, -4.978973
Degrees: 58° 5' 33.7632" N, 4° 58' 44.3028" W
Permit details: £5/day, £25/week from usual outlets

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Don't give up on Awe

The day hadn't started too well. By lunchtime I had had three trout, best about 6oz. A second boat with three anglers had also taken three but all within the first hour. A stiff breeze had got up and they decided it wasn't going to be their day and were going to find something better to do with their afternoon. I had a rethink and tied on about 25 yards of nylon to the fly line. To the business end I attached a size 12 sedgehog. With my makeshift dapping setup, I lined up a drift between the islands. The wind strengthened and I was able to get the sedgehog a respectable distance from the boat. The first drift resulted in an unsuspecting trout making what might have been, at the hands of another angler, a fatal error. By time to leave time, I had taken an additional 8 fish, resulting in a total of a dozen with the best just shy of 3/4lb. The fish are most definitely in Loch Awe, all you have to do is work out how to get them out! As a footnote, on a subsequent visit, both my fishing companion and myself contacted salmon between the inlet and exit burns!!

heading loch awe how is the fishing

heading 2 loch awe sunday and monday n tuesday heading up dalavich side before there nice wee bay fished for years always produced fish up until 4years ago and had mostly small catches and perch and some eels just want some information on how its fishing any info would b great

heading loch awe

I think that is a different loch awe you refer to?

Loch Awe 2013

Fished this loch many times always with good catches in double figures 2nd week in June. Weather was hot light breeze with mayfly hatches. best fishing is in the section of the loch closest to where the boats are tied up around the islands.
Wet and dry mayfly,daddies and sedges in the afternoon are most productive.
Some keepers at 1lb + caught.

Loch Awe

I have fished Awe 3 or 4 times this year (and in previous years also) and have nearly always had good catches. This time, about two weeks ago, the fish seemed smaller - or maybe the larger ones weren't up for it! As for flies, they do not seem to be very discerning and have not read the book as to what they should take - anything and everything seemed to work. Always a cracking good day.

Loch Awe September 2009

We fished this loch twice this year, catching 9 fish on the first day and 8 on the second. On both occasions there was a strong wind blowing across the loch and so the drogue proved very useful. Fish were caught all over the loch but mainly around the islands and in the shallower areas by the shore on the road side. Dark flies proved the most successful and the best fish was taken in very shallow water close to a rocky island. The weather was changebale, sometimes very bright and at others overcast with a persistent drizzle.

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