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
1 month ago
Callum said
Amazing scenery, with the backdrop of Suilven. Free rising fish taken all across the loch, three of us had around 70 for...
2 months ago
John Burdett said
Hi all, A couple of great afternoon sessions on Loch Drumbeg from the bank. A few fish rising to a small hatch of fly on...
3 months ago
Anonymous said
Hi Guys,   Is it worth throwing a spinner,soft plastic,jig, jerkbait ect out on the water either @ clachtoll beach or...
3 months 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...
3 months ago
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Hi That's a good question. I will ask and get back to you. Thanks. Hopefully updating it and improving it soon. Best...