Loch Na Gruagaich

Park by the A837 next to Loch Awe and follow the path at the northern edge of Loch Awe (also a way up Canisp).

You get the occasional salmon coming through and there's lots of trout (usual flies - Zulu, Invicta and a Goldhead work well).

From here head up the hill west to Loch Na Saighe Duibhe, which can be reedy later in the year, and then to the collection of unnamed lochans north west of Cnoc an Leathaid Buidhe. These tend to be small but beautiful trout, though one of them has larger specimens...

OS Grid: NC244160
Decimal: 58.098054, -4.981116
Degrees: 58° 5' 52.9944'' N, 4° 58' 52.0176'' W
Fishing details: Assynt Angling Group, Eastern Zone
Permit details: £7.50/day, £40/week from from these outlets


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1 year ago
Graeme said

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 ....

1 year ago
Anonymous said

Headed straight for the hill lochs from the A837. Very foggy in the morning and a decent westerly gusting over 30mph. Caught plenty in all of the hill lochs, maybe a couple pushing 1/2lb but lots of smalls also. Wets were on green tailed Kates, black Dabblers, claret Muddlers.

Going down the hill to Loch Na Saighe Duibhe, got some respite from the wind and took a good amount on an Elk Caddis pattern. Wets above also doing well and fish were generally 3 to the lb with the odd one pushing 1/2lb

Further down the hill to Gruagaich, couple on the dries but the fish a bit more tricky to bring up than on Saighe Duibhe. Wets were the firm favourite here - similar mix of patterns as above and the fish were generally the same size.




5 years ago
Anonymous said
I had a few hours here after the heat of the summer had abated. Warning signs of scrub fires dotted about the dry moorland.

It was hard going and all the favourite stillwater traditionals failed. Eventually i changed to slim/epoxy buzzers which accounted for about 6 fish up to a pound.

I've been here a few times as a love the hill lochs around this area, the majesty of the scenery is wonderful. Every time i've visited i've seen large fish right in the middle jumping clear of the water, but way out of casting range unfortunately.

10 years ago
Anonymous said
Fished the east shore from one end to the other, nice conditions on a Saturday afternoon, a wee breeze to keep the midges away and a few daddies landing on the water, but despite this I never saw a fish rise in 3hrs!
Returned 3 little ones, 6-7" pretty little fish, taken on a Zulu.
Loch Na Saighe Duibhe, further up, gave far more action, although also all small.
Underfoot is very boggy.
10 years ago
Anonymous said
Spent 30mins on it in very windy conditions, on the way back to the car after fishing some Lochs further up.
Returned one quarter pounder and lost a couple similar (on a 12 Zulu). Pretty little loch must visit again in better conditions.
12 years ago
Anonymous said
Fished Loch Na Gruagaich in a cool north easterly - very slow and only 2 fish in 2 hours between the four of us so moved up to Loch Na Saighe Dubh where things were quite different...