All Comments and Fishing Reports

Below you can find all comments and fishing reports left on the site (most recent first).

  • General Comments   6 days 6 hours ago

    The Assynt Angling Group fishing will be open to all from July 3rd. This will include both boat and bank.

    Advice for anglers:
    GENERAL GUIDANCE:
    If you have symptoms do not leave home and follow Government advice.
    Practice Good Hygiene - Use hand sanitiser before and after touching locks, gates etc. Disposable gloves and use of face masks where appropriate are recommended.
    GETTING TO YOUR LOCH
    You should only travel to fishing venues on your own or with members of your household – comply with all current guidelines on social distancing whilst traveling/walking.
    MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
    Maintain distance from other people (unless members of your household) in line with Government guidance.
    FISHING TACKLE
    Do not share any fishing tackle or other items.
    ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE FOR BOATS
    Boats will only be used for one booking per day, swapping anglers is not permitted.
    Boats should only be shared by persons from the same household.
    While using boats, please try to minimise contact and we ask that all anglers wipe down surfaces/contact points after use.
    Due to the difficulties in cleaning and sanitizing of lifejackets, we ask that where possible, anglers use their own lifejackets

  • General Comments   6 days 6 hours ago

    Information from Assynt Crofters' Trust

    From the 3rd fishing will be open to all again, but not boats. There is more work to do to ensure cleaning/disinfecting plans are in place.

    The ACT office in Stoer is open Mon-Fri 9-3pm for permits.

    Boats will be available from 20th July, also from the office.

    The Trust want people to be sensible - keep the necessary distance and wash hands regularly. There will be sanitiser in the office to clean rowlocks etc.

    There are no price changes this year.

  • General Comments   1 week 4 days ago

    The Assynt Angling Group permits will be on sale from July 3rd.

    I am hoping to get a full update uploaded this weekend, I just need to find out a bit more detail on what's happening across the board.

    (FYI we are not sellers of permits).
    Best, Adam

  • Loch Dubh   1 week 4 days ago

    Hi I have been in touch with the Assynt Angling Group - Loch Dubh is with them - and their permits will only be on sale from July 3rd.

    (FYI we are not sellers of permits).

    I am hoping to get a full update uploaded this weekend, I just need to find out a bit more detail on what's happening across the board.

    Best, Adam

  • General Comments   1 week 4 days ago

    just wondering if the trout fishing has started up again and if there are any issues getting permits . i am planning to head up end of next week as travel restrictions will be eased
    jmb

  • Loch Dubh   1 week 4 days ago

    Hii its too see if i could get 2 day permits for saterday for dubh lock ? Came across this lovley lock when we were sea fishing. Since our local river is very low with no rain at the moment we would like to try new places. Catch and release we do aswell

  • General Comments   6 weeks 3 days ago

    Will fishing in assynt re open on the 28th of may?

  • General Comments   6 weeks 3 days ago

    From the 28th of may will we be able to buy permits from the usual places again. Is assynt angling opening up?

  • Leave Your Comments   11 weeks 1 day ago

    Trying to find out what's happening with it - it may be due to the current situation but will update as soon as we can.
    Adam

  • Leave Your Comments   12 weeks 3 days ago

    Still seems to be down and its now 11th april.
    Any update ?

  • Loch Drumbeg   13 weeks 5 days ago

    Had a great day in July 2018 with my mate. The fish may be smaller but they fight like wee buggers. Great fun but don't let everyone know. The setting is unbelievable

  • Leave Your Comments   24 weeks 1 day ago

    Hi Brendan

    All the AAG boats are now done through Mackay's Hardware, Culag Gardens, Lochinver IV27 4JR (01571 844 442)

    I think you can book in advance but ring them to confirm.

    Details on all permits and boats are here:
    http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/outlets

    FYI - were are not the AAG but cover all fishing in ASsynt. The AAG website seems to be down - will enquire what's happening with it.

    Best regards
    Adam

  • Leave Your Comments   24 weeks 3 days ago

    Good Afternoon AAA
    We are a group of six anglers coming for a week during June 2020
    Can we book boats in advance or do we book them on the day
    Any info on this is much appreciated
    Kind regards
    Brendan Burns

  • General Comments   26 weeks 8 hours ago

    Hi
    Sounds like the one - good news! I have sent you email.

  • General Comments   26 weeks 3 days ago

    Hi Adam. Sorry but I have only just seen your post. My friend lost a small bag with a number of fly boxes etc when we were fishing in early Sept 19. We were fishing the 2 un-named lochs just to the east of the Clachtol road. We had parked the car beside the path down to Alltan na Bradhan. He did check with local police in case it had been handed in. Can you let me know how best to contact you? Many thanks Colin Campbell

  • General Comments   41 weeks 2 days ago

    Hi I found a fishing bag when out last week. If you or anyone you know of has lost a bag with flies in it recently please get in touch with me asap. Cheers Adam Brown

  • Leave Your Comments   50 weeks 5 days ago

    It's that time of year again to give some support to the Assynt Fishing Feis. This is an important event for locals and visitors, young and old. It includes fun fishing-related games, information, discussions, professional fly tying lessons, qualified fly casting coaching sessions as well as great food and drink available. There's also a fishing competition juniors and adults.

    It's run by Stuart Yates of Assynt Fly Fishing (https://www.facebook.com/assyntflyfishing/) and there is a crowd funding page to help pay for it - please donate if you can.

    https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/assynt-fishing-feis-2019

    Thanks
    Adam

  • Loch Poll an Droighinn   1 year 2 weeks ago

    On the afternoon of Friday 7th June I headed off to Loch Poll an Droighinn. I walked up the croft road towards Lexy's Loch, but when I reached the first gate beside a cottage, I crossed the fence and headed up a track (shown on the OS map) to a ruined cottage, then I continued up and over to Loch Poll an Droighinn. The forecast was for the wind to move to the NE, so I worked up the East side - but found that the wind had actually a strong westerly component, making casting difficult. So I worked along the North bank, where casting is awkward due to the rising ground behind. I lost a good fish, then landed another which was just short of a pound on a small lure - a longshank 12 with a black body and wing, a silver rib and a red throat and tail. I moved round to the West bank, and the wind dropped and fly life became obvious. I switched to a size 12 Olive spider - and caught 4 trout in quick succession - all around the 3 to a pound mark (plus a tiddler). All trout were safely released from the debarbed hooks. Then it got colder, the fly life disappeared, as also did the trout! I gave up around 9pm. There was a black throated diver on the loch, and a second one flew in. Then later they seemed to disappear. I returned down the steep incline to Lexy's Loch and the croft road.

  • Loch na hi-Uidhe Doimhne   1 year 2 weeks ago

    I previously have not tried these Lochs because of the long walk in, so this year I decided to investigate them with the aid of an e-bike. I have a folding e-bike which fits in my car's boot, and although it is classed as a Cross-City bike I thought I would give it a go on the Stoer Peat road which leads up to Loch na h-Uidhe Doimhne. The start of the track was smooth - until I passed the water treatment works, then it reverted to its original state - OK for a Land Rover or a Tractor or a Mountain bike, but a bit rough for my bike. However it got me there and back safely. There was a NE wind blowing down Loch na h-Uidhe Doimhne, so I worked my way down the East Bank to the small island, but had no luck. So I hiked across to Lochan Ruadh and tried around it - but again, no luck. I came back to Doimhne and tried the shallower end to the North East - and hooked a tiddler. That was my last success, even after trying a bit of the West Bank. I gave up around 9pm.

  • Loch Assynt   1 year 2 weeks ago

    On Wednesday 5th June in the evening I headed off to Loch Assynt for a spot of bank fly fishing. I tried what seemed a likely area, a bit East from where the boats are normally anchored (around NC 2131 2508). I fished up and down this area with a variety of flies. A N wind helped with the casting. I gave up around 11pm, having had one splash, two tugs and some nibbles - but I didn't catch a single trout. A consolation was the glorious sunset around 10pm, and I also saw a pair of black throated divers.

  • Loch Culag (The School Loch)   1 year 2 weeks ago

    I fished Loch Culag from the boat on Tuesday 4th June. The booking of the boat is now carried out at the Ship Chandlers down by Lochinver Harbour. I first had a good lunch at the Mission (now called An Cala Cafe), then headed off to the Loch. The boat is easy to launch by a single person, although waders are advised to avoid wet feet. Its a lovely stable (Lomond) boat, and the oars have wooden blocks with slots to sit over the pins on the boat - so they are not easily lost overboard! There was a modest west wind which was forecast to move round to the north. I fished over most of the loch - except for the shallow weedy SE corners. I used a variety of debarbed flies, and landed 9 trout in the 3 to a pound class, and lost lots more. My most successful pattern was a bushy Clan Chief. Then the fish stopped taking - maybe it was a combination of a strengthening N wind and a bright sun, so i gave up around 8pm. I returned the key through the letter box in the Ship Chandlers.

  • Loch Leathed a'Bhaile Fhoghair (Lexy's Loch)   1 year 2 weeks ago

    On Sunday afternoon, 2nd June, I set off for Lexy's Loch. It was overcast with a moderate SW to W wind. I fished along the south bank with a variety of flies - no luck and no sign of rising fish. Then around 6:30pm at the SE end, I hooked and landed (and returned) a dark-coloured brown trout which was close to a pound in weight. It took a size 12 long-shank mini-lure of the Sweeny Todd variety. The wind dropped as I worked my way back along westwards, and I noticed small white moths fluttering around, so I tried a size 12 fly with a light olive body and a white hackle. A sizeable trout accepted my offer, then performed aerial acrobatics until it cast off the debarbed hook. I like Lexy's Loch - you may have to wait for offers, but they are usually good sized fish.

  • Loch Assynt   1 year 2 weeks ago

    Just off the phone to Peter to sort the usuals and he’s informed me that now I need to go through the Chandlery for all things fishing, just thought I’d mention for others who may be reading.

    Cheers, Max.

  • General Comments   1 year 6 weeks ago

    My understanding is that the hotel are not doing permits anymore - now through Mackays Hardware in Lochinver. See permit page for details

    Adam

  • General Comments   1 year 7 weeks ago

    Hi sadly I concur with the original post here and on the two occasions I have been in contact with the hotel it has been very underwhelming, unhelpful and somewhat rude. I find it strange it's been called "out of character" , based on this and a few others experiences. Lochinver is the place to go for proper hospitality and service. Cheers, U.M

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