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I do a lot of cycling with the MTB in the hills and tracks & usually take a fly rod with me for a half hour or hour fishing somewhere to camp out and mainly come over on the Stornoway ferry, is there any way to get permits online.
There aren't any online permits. However, if you ring the permit sellers they may be able to do something (no promises as we just run this website!).
Usually visit and fish in September but May this time proved more challenging..
Fished loch Beanoch from the boat. Caught 12 fish, nothing over 1lb water still cold and strong breeze. No sign of rising fish but they still came up to a team of claret bumble muddler, bio and Connemara black which all took fish.
Also saw a golden eagle cruise overhead.
Short evening session (due to flat tyre and rain most of the day) on school loch, slight breeze and sunny, only saw a couple of fish rise. Same team tempted 7 fish up. Kept one for supper.
Walked up to Loch Fionn and fished western end in the late afternoon from bank. Caught 5 on same team with only a few fish showing and some very close in which swam out of the stones as I walked along. Water level very low for this time of year!
The orchids, bluebells and gorse in full bloom at this time of year are a true spectacle. There's so much more to fishing than just fishing.
Really enjoyable walk into the Bone Cave area with views all around - worth stopping every so often just to appreciate how wonderful this part of our world is ... wind was a bit mischeivous but despite its attempts to spoli the fun managed to tempt 4 to the surface before landing my best fish so far prob 1 to 1n half mark - the trout here really do look different- despite there no longer being Gilaroo - either that or this one was heading towards ferox. It gave a tremendous fight and returned safely to add a few more ounces in the summer! Caught on an Alexandra.
Headed here after some fun at Loch na Gruagaich on one of the hottest days in Assynt this year - a complete flat calm and major fly hatch under way - have never seen a loch boil so hard with trout rising but there must have been over 100 - tried to take a video on iphone but didn't do it justice. Loch has a very, very healthy population of small trout caught 8 all less than 6/8 inches and lost count of the number of small fish trying to take the fly -Greenwells more popular than Loch Ordie. No real sign of big fish but my bet is a night session on both these Lochs could be exciting when the big guys may well come out to play ...Assynt really is paradise!
Fished here today in scorching day - fish rising all over the Loch in a flat calm - despite that managed to catch and return over 12 fish ( missed a fair few too) of varying sizes up to 1/2 lb - gorgeous colour. It was basically present the dry fly as gently as possible and twitch - Loch Ordie was the favorite . Headed up to Loch na Saighe Duibhe where never seen a Loch boil like it did today ....
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Good first visit to this bonny loch. Met promptly at the roadside and informed the boat was ready for us. Gentle intermittent breeze and mostly cloudy bright and mild. Trout showing regularly and plenty evidence of black buzzers in the surface. Fished floating line with Kate Maclaren and Soldier Palmer on the bob and we managed 11 good trout for the day, missing plenty others. Trout averaging 3/4lb with a couple just over the pound. Caught fish on every drift so in the given conditions a very straightforward loch to fish. Wind picked up later in the day and it could well produce a good wave, but all in all a lovely loch to spend a day on. Will definately visit again.
Can anyone tell me who runs the lochs south of Loch Cam including Lochan An Ais? I don't see it included on the map and wasn't sure where to get permits for this one
Hi I think it is included in the Assynt Angling Group South Zone, but I'll need to check.
I'd also be interested in this. The bounderies map on this site show this as AAG eastern zone which extends as far south as Drumrunie (https://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/boundary-map). The AAG map on their site doesn't include this section - perhaps one is out of date? I looked for a contact email for AAG to ask the question but can't find one.
Any help appreciated and thanks for the effort in putting this resource together.
Just to confirm this loch and the ones nearby are part of the Assynt Foundation's land and as such they fall under the Assynt Angling Group South Zone permit. So you can fish them if you either have an AAG South day permit or an AAG roving/season permit.
Some slight adjustments are needed to our boundary map which will be done anon.
Hope that helps, thanks
Fished the loch for 90 mins last week. Conditions cold , overcast but only a light wind. 3 fish about 1/2 lbs one smaller. Fish caught both ends of the narrow isthmus closer to the east side of loch. Great fun, then back to family dutires.
Whilst fishing along the shore in Loch Cam on Friday Afternoon(23rd sep 2022) I found a fly spool loaded with what I think is a sink or intermediate. Spool was in a blue zipper case. Was between the boat mooring at the cemetery, and the outflow into Veyatie. Happy to arrange return.
I just tripped over this by accident.
I lost a maxcatch spool with a green line in a blue case exactly there back in September. Sounds like you found it! If so, could you email me on adrian.mowat at gmail dot com or text 0797341426 one to coordinate a return please?