Boat Available

Places to fish where boats are available.

Loch an Tuirc

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

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 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 Bad an Sluic

Assynt Angling Group Southern Zone

Small loch reachable by following the track from Loch Druim Suardalain up
the hill behind Suileag bothy; or from the north by walking up from Little
Assynt, via Loch an Leothaid and Loch Crom. 

Good population of wild brown trout mainly up to 1/2lb.

Boat available at 150217.

Loch Bad na Murichinn

Directions: Head south out of Lochinver on the unmarked road toward Inverkirkaig. Once past Badnaban, park where the road turns a sharp right on a flat plateau and follow the burn up the gulley to Loch Bad na Murichinn (also known as the Children's Loch). It takes between 15-30 minutes, depending on your speed.

There is a boat available which helps to explore the wooded southern shoreline as well as making it easier to cover the large water.

- Family Loch

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 Borralan

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Easily accessible roadside loch just near the Ledmore Junction with wild brown trout and char. Day permits and  boats from the Alt Motel - great pub and accommodation.


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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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