Where to Buy Your Permit

Click below to get details of the different fishing permits, cost and where to buy them.

  1. Assynt Crofters’ Trust
  2. Assynt Angling Group
  3. Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing

For guidance you can see the boundaries of the various permit areas on this map.

Please note the changes to Assynt Crofters' Trust permit prices for 2016.

Assynt Crofters’ Trust

Daily Permit: £10
Weekly: £30
Season: £45
Boat hire: £15 per day
Children fish free

ACT Permit outlets:

  1. ACT Office, STOER(Mon-Fri 9am-1pm) Tel:01571 855298.

  2. Drumbeg Stores DRUMBEG (01571 833235)
  3. Tourist Information Centre, LOCHINVER (01571 844330) - PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOW LOCATED AT THE MISSION BUILDING, CULAG Pk. (by the playing field)
  4. Achins Book Shop, INVERKIRKAIG (01571 844262)

ACT Boat permits:

2012 Update: Boat permits are available from the ACT Office, STOER (Tel. 01571 855298). Office hours are 9am-1pm Mon-Fri.For more information on Assynt Crofter’s Trust Sport and Game, please go to:

Assynt Angling Group

Assynt Angling Group sells its permits in 3 ‘zones’ - East, West and South.
Daily Permit: £5 Single Zone only
£25 Single Zone only
Weekly: £30 Roving (All Zones)
Season: (Bank only) £50 Roving (All Zones)
Season: £100 - Bank and Boat Inclusive (All Zones)

All vendors (see below) sell day and weekly permits for all zones.
Season permits are only available from The Cottage Culag Square, Lochinver.

Permits Available from

  1. Peter Hendrich, The Cottage Culag Square, Lochinver (01571 844076) GR093221
  2. Tourist Information Centre, Culag Park, Lochinver
  3. Inchnadamph Hotel Inchnadamph GR252217
  4. Achins Bookshop Inverkirkaig GR088194
  5. Inver Lodge Hotel Lochinver
  6. Lochinver Fish Selling Chandlery Lochinver GR093222
  7. Lochinver Post Office, The Spar shop, Lochinver
  8. Sheiling Guest House Ullapool
  9. Assynt Angling Group fishing permits are also available from the Assynt Foundation estate office at Glencanisp. Grid Ref NC116222. Tel: 01571 844100

For more information on Assynt Angling Group, please go to:

AAG Boat Permits

All Waters: £10 - maximum 3 persons
Engine Hire: £15 per day (inc fuel)
Boat permits are available from Peter Hendrich, The Cottage (South and West zones) and Inchnadamph Hotel (Eastern zones).

Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing

Assynt has a number of rivers that get runs of salmon and sea trout which visitors can fish for. You can access these in a number of ways.

Assynt Crofters Trust 
Sea trout run up the Manse system from Loch Roe through the Manse Loch and to Loch an Tuirc. These can be fished for on a normal ACT permit - see the Manse Loch for details.

Assynt Angling Group
There are a number of lochs and sections of river that come under the AAG’s permits that contain migratory fish. These are details on the AAG permit guide and include: Loch Assynt, Loch Culag, Loch Druim Suardalain, Loch Awe and Loch Ailsh.

Rivers Inver and Kirkaig
The most famous salmon rivers in the area are the Inver and Kirkaig. Most of the runs tend to occur from July onwards. Fishing in these rivers is owned by the Assynt Estate and is administered by CKD Galbraith. See http://www.sportinglets.co.uk/river-kirkaig.html (Kirkaig) and http://www.sportinglets.co.uk/river-inver.html (Inver).

Inver Estuary

The Assynt Angling Club (part of the AAG) sells day tickets to fish the estuary of the Inver in Lochinver. These can be obtained from Lochinver Post Office for £10.