Assynt Angling Group, Western Zone

Loch a Choireachain

New loch added by visitor 24.7.09.

Lots of trout in all sizes from 4oz up to a few half pounders. Flies to try loch ordie and anything black. Only 2 mins from the road and easy to fish from the bank. Not listed on angling club or crofters permits!

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Loch an Leothaid

Boat available at: 175294

Loch an Ruighein

Boat available at NC155266

Known as the Sheiling Loch, this small water contains good numbers of lovely, silvery brownies that commonly average between 8-10ozs although fish well in excess of this weight are not uncommon.

Loch Assynt

The biggest loch in the area, 8kms long by 1.5km wide, with both bank and boat fishing available. Brown trout, ferox, arctic char, salmon and sea trout, with a huge head of averaged sized trout. Very much better fish inhabit the waters obviously too with the odd double figure monster being taken from time to time, so watch out with every cast. Dangerous in high winds but easily accessible.

Loch Bad nan Aighean

Boat available at: 135255

An accessible loch, you can follow the Uidh na Geadaig burn from the A837 to reach its eastern tip and then either work along its southern shore moving onto Loch a' Bharaille and Loch Cuilce, or head north up its eastern shore before going onto Loch Beannach.

Mostly average sized but hard fighting trout and some better fish around.

Loch Beannach

Boats (2) available at NC141262.

Beannach is an easy 25 minute walk and has a vast population of wild brown trout, but also arctic char and a few salmon and sea trout - although neither of the latter have been reported caught in recent years.

Loch Dubh

Take the Achmelvic road from the B869 taking the track on the left at NC072248. Head down to the small bridge over the end of Loch Roe and park near Loch Dubh.

With steep sides and wooded shoreline it can be difficult bank fishing but historically this deep loch has held some good fish.

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Loch Leitir Easidh

Directions: Park at the car park at NC 172262 on the A837 just before Loch Assynt Lodge. There is an all-abilities disabled access path to the loch, where there is an excellent boat, a jetty and boathouse and a toilet.

Accessibility - All Abilities Access
This loch is part of the All Abilities walk developed by the Culag Community Woodland Trust (CCWT).

Loch na h-Innse Fraoich

Directions: Leave the A837 near Loch Assynt Lodge. There is an all-abilities disabled access path to the loch, where there is an excellent boat, a jetty and boathouse and a toilet.

Accessibility - All Abilities Access
This loch is part of the All Abilities walk developed by the Culag Community Woodland Trust (CCWT). It has a boat on it that has been made suitable for disabled access, changeable for left and right handed use and with the option to sit astride rather than only forward or back facing.