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:
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.
Forwading from the Assynt Crofters' Trust.
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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 The AAG map on their site doesn't include this section - perhaps one is out of date?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
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?
Hi, I was wondering about the use of canoes to fish in Assynt. I see AAG's rules say no launching of non club boats, but given there's no vehicular access needed, with canoes usually carried on the shoulder to the water, would this rule apply?
Hi. Fishing from canoes or other personal watercraft is not permitted on loch assynt or any of the lochs managed by the Assynt Angling Group.