Sea Fishing

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 Mackays Hardware 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.

Calling all sea anglers! All sea anglers are encouraged to record their catches for the Sea Angling Diary project . You get a free app, waterproof phone case and catch recording kit including Fish ID guide! Your information about what you catch will help demonstrate the impact and value of sea angling.

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:

  1. If you fished at one of the mapped locations, click on the marker on the map and leave a comment.
  2. Leave a comment on the main comment page
  3. Use our Add Your Sea Fishing Location form.