Although probably best known for its game fishing, Assynt is also a hotspot for sea anglers.
Fishing is possible off the beaches, rocks, pier and from boats. Tackle is sold at the Newsagents on right on your way into Lochinver and at the chandlery stores near the harbour.
Most common catches from the shores include: Mackerel, Pollack and Coley, Flatfish, and more recently several reports of Sea Bass caught from local beaches.
Care must be taken when sea fishing. There is some guidance from the Angling Trust about safety when sea angling here: Safety Guidelines
Please see the interactive sea fishing map. This shows some of the main locations for sea angling in Assynt but we need your information to build this up. Please tell us:
- Where did you fish?
- What did you catch?
- What method worked best?
- What were the conditions like?
You can do this in 3 ways: