Sea Fishing

Although probably best known for its game fishing, Assynt is also a hotspot for sea anglers.

Map - find some of the most popular places to fish on the Sea Angling Map below. Please leave your tips and comments on what you caught!

Shore fishing - You can fish from beaches, rocks, pier and from boats. Mackerel (in season), coley, pollack and flat fish can all be caught from the shore. There are even reports of sea bass being caught.

Boat fishing - Sea angling boat trips can be booked with North Coast Sea Tours who operate out of Lochinver.

Web: https://northcoastseatours.co.uk/sea-angling-and-fishing-charter-lochinver-scotland/

Contact: Tony Macrae / Email: enquiries@northcoastseatours.co.uk / Tel: 07939 386330

The boat takes groups of up to 10. Trips cost, for the boat:

  • £550 for a full day (7 hour) / £350 for half a day (4 hour)
  • Rods can be hired for £10, rigs cost £3.
  • Catches include cod, ling, haddock and mackerel.


Tackle can be bought from two shops in Lochinver:

  • Mackay's Hardware, Culag Gardens, Lochinver IV27 4JR, 01571 844 442, david@lochinverchandlery.co.uk
  • Inverbank Newsagents, Inverbank, Lochinver, IV27 4JY (01571 844331).

Safety - Care must be taken when sea fishing. Please read this guidance:

Latest comments
7 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...
7 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...
7 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...
Really enjoyable walk into the Bone Cave area with views all around - worth stopping every so often just to appreciate how...
8 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...