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It is important that anglers feed back what their experience of fishing in Assynt has been like in different places and how it has been fishing. This will help the local angling organisations as well as fellow anglers. So please take part! You can leave comments in three ways:

  1. Via the Digital Maps
    Click on the digital map and click on a marker for a place you have fished. Click through to the page with information about that place to fish and at the bottom there will be a comment submission box. We want to know: where you fished, when you fished, what it was like, what you caught and any general comments about your experience.
  2. Via the Places to Fish Page
    Go to the Places to Fish page, click on a place you have fished and at the bottom leave a comment.
  3. Post a General Comment
    Alternatively you can go to the General Comments Page and post a comment there.



Assynt crofters trust Office hours

Hi Adam,
Seonaid here from the A.C.T office in Stoer. Just to update you with our opening hours. We are now open from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.
Seonaid Eddy

Float tube

Hi, can anyone tell me if you can use float tubes on Loch Culag

Interactive maps not working


I'm getting a error message opening interactive maps "API Key has been blocked by Administrator".
I've used this option before but suddenly it's not working any more.

A very good and informative site bij the way!

Frans Lodeizen, Holland

Interactive maps not working

Hi Frans / Everyone

Apologies but we have a problem with the API with OS maps, which has put it out of action. It looks like this is due to an update that is beyond our immediate control. We're working on it and will update soon.

Thanks for your kind comments Frans


New Assynt Angling Group / Association website

Hi Adam. The new website is up and running and this contains up to date information on permit prices, vendors, boat bookings etc. Can you update the link to the site please - assyntangling.com. Thanks. RM.

Hill Lochs just south of Ben More Assynt

Hi - I'm interested in fishing the Duhb Loch More and Beag just to the south of Ben More Assynt. Are these covered by the Eastern area permit? I can see they are within the boundary shown on the map but couldn't find them listed on the website so just wanted to check. Many thanks.............Pete

Hill Lochs just south of Ben mor Assynt

Hi Pete I will check. Tehse boundaries were drawn some years ago so things may have changed

Permits and boat hire

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

Permits and boat hire

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:

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

AAG website

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

AAG website

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.

Support the Assynt Fishing Feis

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.



Likely September conditionst

I fished in Assynt in late June and early July this year(2018) The heatwave reached the Northwest Highlands after a couple of days,relentless sunshine and the water in the Lochs becoming unnaturally warm.The returns after the first few sessions were very limited Since then the temperatures have dropped and more rain has fallen but the question is’Has the fishing improved?’ I am considering coming north in the second week of September,am I wasting my time?


September fishing in Assynt

"...am I wasting my time fishing in September in Assynt?" or words to that effect. There are people who go fishing and there are those who go solely to catch fish. A very good friend and I both left a nameless angling clus because if you didn't catch your limit of a rainbow water, you were either a rubbish fisher or you couldn't possibly have enjoyed yourself. We have had many days fishing for brown trout and have caught very few, if any but have had a great day out. As an angling author famously said, "Go fishing for pleasure and you'll catch plenty of it!"
Fishing if Assynt is never a waste of time.
Sandy Laird

Car hire question

Hi, coming up to Assynt in June arriving at Inverness airport. Is it worth the extra hire charge for a 4x4 or are the more remote lochs walk in?
Thanks for any info/advise.

Care hire question

Hi, the remote lochs are just that, remote. Whilst there will be the odd track that a 4x4 might help, you won't get one to most of the lochs, including many of those relatively near to the road. You are much better parking and walking in.

Support Assynt Fishing Feis

The 2017 Assynt Fishing Feis Crowdfunding campaign is LIVE!

Please support this important local event which helps promote angling in the area and engage young people and families, visitors and locals alike:



Fire risk - be careful!

Many of you will have seen the news about the wildfire in Assynt last week. A large area (est 12 sq km) bweteen Lochinver and near Suilven was affected including near Fionn.

it is really important that everyone is careful when out in the hills and follows advice given, especially when it is dry.


News item on Assynt fire:

Fire Scotland advice:

Preventing Wildfires leaflet:

Scottish outdoor Access Code:

Scottish Wildfire Forum:

Salmon and Sea Trout Angling

The River Inver and the River Kirkaig are the principal salmon and sea trout rivers. Fishing is owned by the Assynt Estate and administered by CKD Galbraith.

lagg fishery

great stay there and great days fishing the lagg and the lochans there,great host and his fish fight like salmon

Fishing Report 23-25 Aug 2013

Fished Cam loch fairly infrequently as was targeting other lochs in the area. Generally dour but always caught a few after a while, all small stuff. Lost a nice one about a pound - mostly caught on combination of gold headed PTN and bibio on dropper. Fished various hill lochs West of Cam and had great sport - nothing massive but plenty of them with majestic Suilven as the backdrop! Similar flies as previous successful but I don't think it really mattered - they would take anything as long as presentation and stealth used to good effect.

New Assynt Trout Flckr Page

For the fishermen interested in colors and shapes of Assynt's trouts, which can even vary within a loch, I regulary post pictures on a Flickr gallery called "Trouts of Assynt".

Names of the lochs are volontary fake or vague, but the mentionned area is always accurate. Click on picture to get details. Comments welcome. Here's the link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/94195153@N08

J. Dupuis