Loch Drumbeg

Loch Drumbeg is a famous, large loch easily visible beside the B869 at Drumbeg. A beautiful location, there is a boat available and you can also fish much of the way around by bank. Although an easily accessible day's fishing, the far side from the road has lots of trees which can take a bit of negotiating. If on the boat try in and around the islands.

There are lots of trout, but they are mostly at the smaller end of the spectrum, but it can be prolific sport at times with top of the water action.

OS Grid: NC121327
Decimal: 58.242764, -5.202905
Degrees: 58° 14' 33.9504'' N, 5° 12' 10.458'' W
Fishing details: Assynt Crofters' Trust
Permit details: £10/day, £30/week from from usual outlets


Please tell us about your experience of fishing at this loch. This will help other anglers as well as local angling groups.

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  • Where you fished, when, what conditions were like.
  • What you caught, when and on what (be a little vague if you don't want to give it all away!)
  • Anything other anglers should be aware of - access, reeded up waters, difficulties etc.

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1 year ago
CJD said

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.

4 years ago
Anonymous said
Had a great day in July 2018 with my mate. The fish may be smaller but they fight like wee buggers. Great fun but don't let everyone know. The setting is unbelievable
We started at 14.30 and fished until 19.45. Each used wet flies, soldier palmer top, kingfisher butcher middle and pheasanttail at the bottom. Total catch was 3 6oz trout and a very small fish - at least two were on the butcher. There were a number of nibbles. Trolling was more successful than casting. The weather was dry alternating between sunny and overcast. There was light wind and casting was sometimes difficult although we are not regular or very experienced fly fishers. We explored the margins of the whole loch during this session. There were no other anglers.
The gentleman who hired us the boat says that mornings and late evenings are sometimes better but we cannot verify this.
A fantastic location to spend a day.