Lochan Fada

book-cover This is one of the lochs featured in a book - Trout Fishing in Assynt: A Guide to 30 lochs - which gives you the best, local expert advice there is about fishing this loch. The booklet, which helps fund local angling, is available from Inverbank Newsagents, Lochinver.

An hour and fifteen minutes will bring you to this loch which lies beyond Cam Loch. Lots of free taking average fish, but reports of much larger fish are not uncommon.

OS Grid: NC205167
Decimal: 58.102768, -5.047718
Degrees: 58° 6' 9.9648'' N, 5° 2' 51.7848'' W
Fishing details: Assynt Angling Group, Eastern Zone
Permit details: £7.50/day, £40/week from from these outlets


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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 month ago
Anonymous said

Putting this here even though I didn't actually make it to Fada. A later than planned start coupled with the burn flowing into Cam in a decent spate meant a 40 min detour to find a suitable place to jump over. Having initially planned to push on to the hill lochs on the east of Suilven, I changed the plan to have a few chucks on Chroisg, on to Fada and then Cam on the way down. Well, Chroisg was so much fun I couldn't leave. Most of the fish came to dries: Elk Caddis and Half hog hoppers (fiery brown). No big fish but plenty of free rising trout - lots of fun had.

8 years ago
Anonymous said
Fished all down the South bank over 3hrs, very dour and only caught/returned 2 quarter pounders. Wind coming from all directions! No fish rising at all.
On my trek up I met another fisher on his way down, had camped overnight, again had found it tough going only returning 6 quarter pounders fishing over 8 hours.
May try north bank next time, more sheltered from the wind I think.
9 years ago
Anonymous said
Had an enjoyable afternoon, returning 10-12 all about quarter to half pound. Mostly on a Blue Zulu.
Very windy so difficult casting, fished along the south bank. Casting difficult in places due to high bank behind.
Nice walk up from Cam loch, took me about 1.5hrs up and 1hr back.

Stuart Taylor
9 years ago
Anonymous said
29th aug 2012 Fished from 3pm til dark and caught a dozen from various bays on the southern bank all about half a pound, brilliant day