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Gorm Loch Mor / Gorm Loch Beag

Up in the hills behind Nedd, your best access to this large loch is to take the track heading south from Nedd at NC137319, being careful not to block access for other cars.

At the end of the track is a house and small byre. Proceed due south and then through a cutting between Cnoc Odhar and Cnoc Cailleach Iain which brings you out overlooking Gorm Loch Mor.

There are fish of all sizes here and some good sport to be had with the south/south western shore offfering the easiest casting.

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Loch a'Bhraighe

Loch a'Bhraighe and Loch Torr na h-Eigin to its west are two large, joined lochs offering great sport in breathtaking surroundings. Not much by way of recent reports, so please let us know your catches.

Loch a'Bhraighe has a boat which is a distinct advantage in covering the large water.

Access is as for Lochan Fearna and Gorm Loch Mor from the track in Nedd and it is easy casting most of the way around, although the south eastern edge of Loch a'Bhraighe is very steep - try here from the boat.

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Loch an Aigeil

Directions: Right next to the B869 in Stoer, on your right if you are heading north opposite Stoer Bay on your left.

It was for years reputed to have very few, if any, fish in it. However, there have been reports recently of decent trout being caught there.

Accessibility - Family Loch
Very easily accessed. There isn’t a huge amount of fishable shoreline, but a nice spot for youngsters to cast a line and is close to the beach at Stoer.

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Loch an Aon Aite

If you want to really feel that sense of isolation, and to explore some rarely fished lochans, head in on the Clahtoll peat track at NC044270 for a good two and a half miles. Where the track peters out carry on heading east to find Loch an Aon Aite among a myriad of smaller lochans.

This is a full day out and depending how long you have, there are at least 20 lochans around and to the east of Aon Aite to explore. Don't spend too long at any one, but there are rumoured to be some very good fish about.

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Loch an Ordain

An easily accessible roadside loch, it has lots of small trout. Casting can be tricky as the bank is steep in places and it can get very reedy in later months.

The small unnamed lochan to the north (NC067264) is worth atrying, reputedly holding some larger fish.

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Loch an Tuirc

This loch has some good trout fishing but also gets runs of sea trout. It is in a wonderful setting.

Directions:
Park at the side of the B869 by the turning for Rhicarn. This is a small space on the left heading towards Lochinver. Please do not park in the turning itself and do not block access.

Walk down the Rhicarn turning and past the houses. There is a very good path uphill which takes you all the way to Loch Crocach. When you near the loch, go through the deer fence and keep right on the Crocach peat track.

Loch Crocach

A wonderful setting half an hour up the path from Rhicarn on th B869. Crocach is a large loch, with lots of bays and islands to tempt the angler.

There are large numbers of quick rising fish in the loch, but most are pretty small with the odd pounder landed. Drift down the loch and fish amongst the islands or fish from the bank along the southern shore.

There are a number of smaller unnamed lochans to the south and south west that are also well worth trying.

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Loch Cul Fraoich

A magical loch, especially in the evening or early morning - Cul Fraioch is difficult but rewarding. It can be very dour and even when 'on' the trout can be hard to catch. However, they are high quality, with deep pink flesh and there are some specimens of around 3lb caught every year.

There is a boat located at the northern end (NC335023).

Overcast days are best and often the evening is the time to head up here.

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Loch Donnaig

Loch Donnaig is a lovely quiet loch holding some decent sized fish (I've had several around the pound mark) and with a great view of the sea through a saddle. Also look out for red deer here - they are often about. As you drive from Clashnessie toward Drumbeg, there's a small parking space on the left just after the Strathcroy art studio.

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Loch Drumbeg

Loch Drumbeg is a famous, large loch easily visible beside the B869 at Drumbeg. A beautiful location, there is a boat available and you can also fish much of the way around by bank. Although an easily accessible day's fishing, the far side from the road has lots of trees which can take a bit of negotiating. If on the boat try in and around the islands.

There are lots of trout, but they are mostly at the smaller end of the spectrum, but it can be prolific sport at times with top of the water action.

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