An excercise in patience
"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."
Recreational is angling culturally ingrained in assynt. As well as salmon rivers set in spectacular scenery, our 300 freshwater lochs make assynt a wild brown trout fishing meca.
Salmon and sea trout, River Inver and River Kirkaig
Inver lodge Hotel is ideally situated to take advantage of what salmon fishing in assynt has to offer. The season runs from 11th February to the 15th October. Bookings can be for one day or longer depending on availability. A ghillie can also be arranged to accompany and advise depending on availibilty. Permits and further information is available from Sporting Lets. https://www.sportinglets.co.uk
River Inver – Approximatly 6 miles split into 5 double bank beats. The Inver is our most accessible river and fish usually enter the system in April with catches building throughout the season.
The River Kirkaig – Approximatley 3 miles long split into 3 beats. A typical untamed highland spate river, The River Kirkaig flows through a gorge headed by the Kirkaig falls. The Top and middle beats are not for the faint hearted and do require some scrabbling.
Available For free to hotel guests!
The Inver lodge Hotel also has boats on 3 local lochs. Loch Awe, School loch and the Glen Loch. These lochs are fly only, hold a good stock of wild hard fighting trout. There is also a chance of a sea trout or salmon. Keys are available from the hotel.
Step into to the wild
To fish some of the hundereds of lochs around assynt one can visit http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk home for information or purchase permits from:
- Mackay's Hardware, Culag Gardens, Lochinver IV27 4JR (Phone number 01571 844 442)
- Inchnadamph Hotel Inchnadamph GR252217
- Achins Bookshop Inverkirkaig GR088194
Stalking can be arranged on local estates to suit individual needs. The estates offer traditional stalking with ponies and others with the aid of an “argocat”(All TerrainVehicle). From north Assynt to the Oykel River your stalking takes you in to the most dramatic and spectacular scenery surrounded by mountains such as Suilven, Canisp, Conival, Quinag and Benmore Assynt.
You will be accompanied by a professional stalker who will select the beast to be shot, they also plan the approach to the stalk and advise you on all your movements in order to ensure that you achieve a humane kill.
10th July to 20th October
21st October to 15th February
Stalking fee will be charged for missed or wounded deer.