Angling/Fishing

Assynt is home to some of the best Salmon and trout fishing in Scotland which is why Ruddyglow has become a home from home for so many anglers. We work with the Assynt Angling Club that opens up over 150 lochs, 18 of which have boats, outboards or fishing equipment. Fishermen come from all over the world to experience our rivers and lochs. The rivers Inver and Kirkaig are excellent for salmon while the lochs have an abundance of brown trout and sea trout. Loch Assynt is one of the most popular lochs if you want to catch the elusive Ferox (a trout that has turned cannibal, is characterized by the grotesquely long, very powerful jaws and their size - up to 30lbs). 

Loch Assynt

Lying at an altitude of 213 ft. (65m), and at 6 miles (10km) in length in a NW-SE direction, Loch Assynt is the largest loch with a surface area of over 800 Ha (~2000 acres). It is generally deep, reaching a maximum of >80m, and the best fishing is along the shoreline and in shallow bays. Like all the larger lochs in the area, Assynt can become very exposed in windy conditions and when fishing from a boat, make sure that you have use of an outboard engine, are wearing a life-jacket and that you are carrying spare shear pins. As the loch contains salmon and sea trout there is no Sunday fishing allowed. 

I am happy to arrange fishing permits, boats and engines for you or they can be obtained from a number of places locally.

River Bookings are through CKD Galbraith on 01738 451600

For more information please go to www.assyntangling.co.uk

Fish UK have helped with the research and angling in Assynt.

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