a stunning loch
Isle of Jura

Loch nan Eilean

managed by Ardlussa Estate

OS Map: 355 - Explorer

NR 66186 96547



This is a typical highland trout loch and a favourite of author George Orwell, who lived at Barnhill in 1948 while writing the dystopian novel 1984.

In a letter advising a friend, Michael Kennard, about fishing on Jura, Orwell describes the loch as "having plenty of fish" and "I haven't caught anything over 1/2lb" ..... "But I feel pretty sure there are bigger fish there"...

He never caught one of the "bigger fish", but they have been caught since. The current record for this water is 4 lbs, a monster by anyone's standards.

  • Isle of Jura
  • Brown trout
  • Lake