An ideal base for angling...
It would be difficult to find a more majestic and inspiring scenery than that of the North West Highlands, dominated by Ben More Assynt, which is the largest mountain in Sutherland.
There are salmon in six beats, and excellent brown trout in all lochs.
Magnificent red deer roam the hills. Take a short stroll along the road to Ardvreck Castle, built c.1490 by the MacLeods, now a three-storey ruin, from where you can have a clear view the length of Loch Assynt, with its many beautiful beaches and coves along the shores.
Loch Assynt - There is excellent wild brown trout fishing throughout the length and breadth of the loch with Ferox (one of 9 ½ Lb. in 2001) caught in deeper water occasionally by those spinning for salmon. Salmon fishing only realy gets started from mid June on.
Wild Brown Trout - The majority of lochs hold a high population of native Wild Brown Trout to an average of just over a ½ Lb. On a good day up to 25 brownies could be caught, though the vast majority of locals and visitors return most fish except for a brace for breakfast.
Boat Fishing - Renting of boats on most lochs for salmon and or wild brown trout. With pre-reservation boatmen/ghillie 's are available as is Fly Casting Guide/Instruction.
For further information and permits contact Dornoch Outdoor or on 01862 811111 or 07740589717.
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