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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.
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    Go to the Places to Fish page, click on a place you have fished and at the bottom leave a comment.
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1 week ago
Assynt visitor said

Hi Adam,

Thanks for maintaining such a useful website for visitors to Assynt.  A wee question please - is the burn above Glen Loch/Druim Suardalain availbale to fish for visiting anglers?  I've always wanted to fish it but the info. on the AAG website seems to suggest it may be restricted to club members only.

Any info. or clarification would be greatly appreciated thanks :-)  

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4 days ago
Anonymous said

Hi

That's a good question. I will ask and get back to you.

Thanks. Hopefully updating it and improving it soon.

Best regards

Adam

 

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7 hours ago
Adam said

Hi, It is indeed the case that fishing in the burn above the Glen Loch is reserved for local angling club members and the AAG permits do not cover this water. Sorry if that's a disappointment.

Best regards

Adam

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1 month ago
Callum Parsons said

Hi Guys,

 

Looking for any tips/lochs for a farily new fly fisherman in the clachtoll area.

 

Any help/pointers appreciated.

 

Cheers 

 

Callum

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2 weeks ago
Anonymous said
Hi Callum
 
Sorry for the delay in replying but we're in the process of transferring the site over.
 
June is a great time to come for trout fishing. It's a difficult question to answer because times of day can vary enormously depending on weather conditions and so on - you can catch throughout the day. Warm and cloudy tends to be better than bright sun (very hot or cold) but do not let that put you off (last year I caught great fish in very cold, bright weather in early May). The good thing is in June you have a hell of a lot of daylight to play with and can fish right into the evening!
 
The website has details of a lot of lochs you can fish here which you can view by list
or map:
 
Near Clachtoll, I would try: 
Lots of lochs down the Stoer peat track - this goes in from the small housing estate in Stoer, just up the road from Clachtoll eg https://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/places-to-fish/place-to-fish/129 . It's a good walk in but there are a lot of small and larger lochs to try.
This is right by the road in Clachtoll and although often reported to have not much in I saw a lot of rises in it last year: https://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/places-to-fish/place-to-fish/129
Another to try is Loch Cul Fraioch: https://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/places-to-fish/place-to-fish/124 . It can be temperamental to say the least, but great when 'on' and a late spring evening is ideal.
 
Other than that, really have a look about. In terms of permits for the lochs near Clachtoll you will want a Assynt Crofters' Trust permit:
And for elsewhere in Assynt an Assynt Angling Group permit:
 
Just be aware (as you said you were taking a spinning rod), almost all of it is fly fishing only. You can fish a small stretch of Assynt with a spinner and use spinners trolling on Lochs Assynt, Cam and Veyatie from a boat.
 
Hope that helps. Please leave comments on the website. Thanks
 
Adam 
 
Adam Brown
Culkein
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1 month ago
Anonymous said

Hi All,

 

Heading up in june for two weeks.

 

Would it be better to do early mornings or evenings as it will more than likely be hot. I am staying at clachtoll campsite. Any lochs near by worth dropping a line. Any advice would be appreicated.

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1 month ago
Callum Parsons said

Hi All,

I am new to the fly fishing scene. Usually more of a lure and sea fisihing angler. I have been coming up to clachtoll campsite with the mrs for the last 3 odd years. My mother is from south glasgow so not much going on at my grandparents house!!! 

I am heading up this June for 10 days and would like a little point in the right direction and some flies that would be in season. I have read that matching the hatch is a must?

ANY ADVICE would be wholefully appreciated.

Thanks all!!!!

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15 mins across boggy moor to first lochan, looked deep, big boulders around shallows. Expected a few wee trout but nothing showing or biting.

Dropped down to lower lochan, looked less 'good' but saw a few nice rises, and had a couple of solid pulls from the rises off dries. Worth a couple of hours an other breezy day (midge central in sheltered sections late Sep), easy to get to and grand surroundings. 

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7 months ago
Stevie said

Hi there

 

we are going to be staying at the Stoer Bay Chalets soon and want to take my 4year old boy fishing at the side of the loch beside the chalets and wondering is there anywhere to hire or buy cheap rods and best place for bait?

 

best wishes 

 

stevie

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9 months ago
Ewan said

Hi

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.

Thanks 

Ewan

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9 months ago
Anonymous said

Hi Ewan

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!).

https://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/where-to-buy-your-permit

Adam

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9 months ago
Tim Wilson said

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.

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10 months ago
Admin said

Forwading from the Assynt Crofters' Trust.

FISHING IN NORTH ASSYNT

SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE 2023 SEASON

Buy a weekly permit and have two days boat hire for only £45

(Normal price £60)

Permits available from Mackay’s Lochinver, Clachtoll Campsite, Flossies Clachtoll, Drumbeg Stores, and the Crofters’ Trust office in Stoer.

Please telephone 01571 855298 to book your boat hire

HAPPY FISHING!

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11 months ago
Alex said

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

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11 months ago
Admin said

Hi I think it is included in the Assynt Angling Group South Zone, but I'll need to check.

Adam

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10 months ago
Richard said

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.

 

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10 months ago
admin said

Hi,

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

Adam

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