Trout Fishing in Assynt

Fionn Loch

Set in spectacular scenery at the foot of Suilven and at the top of the River Kirkaig, this 3.5km long loch holds a superb head of brown trout with pink flesh and arctic char. Good numbers of bigger than average trout taken with a few real lunkers taken each season.

Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)

On the 'mad wee road' south from Lochinver, this is in easy reach of the road. Not many, but excellent quality trout reside here in clear water. 2.5lbs is a nice fish but there are much bigger fish undoubtedly about.

Loch a Choire Dheirg (Red Corrie)

A steep, one hour walk up from the A894 road to Kyelsku brings you to this dramatic loch. Known by the English 'Red Corrie', the crystal clear water has plenty of excellently sized trout in it, if slightly shy at times.

Loch a Ghlinnen

A beautiful loch en route to Loch Feith an Leothaid, Ghlinnen is home to a robust population of beautifully marked, hard fighting, pink fleshed, wild trout. There are some good trout lurking in the clear waters of this loch so always be prepared!

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 Awe

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.

Loch Bealach a’ Mhadaidh

The trip to Loch Bealach a' Mhadaidh is not for the unfit, or faint-hearted requiring a walk of seven kilometres from Inchnadamph. All sizes of trout in here but evidently a very good head of bigger fish are present with baskets of these big fish being taken from time to time. It doesn't get fished that often due to it's location but it is one of the best lochs in the area. Although hardly ever caught, salmon can migrate there also.

Loch Bealach na h-Uidhe

530 metres and 1½ hours up the mountain from Inchnadamph, this corrie loch is what trout fishing in Assynt is all about. Some cracking trout in there to put a good bend in the rod and all in a spectacular setting.

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.

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