Loch nan Eilean
Loch nan Eilean

Isle of Jura

About this water

Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: NR 66186 96547
Latitude: 56.10430024474
Longitude: -5.7615626923
OS map for this water

OS map for this water 355 - Explorer
Jura & Scarba

This is a typical highland trout loch and a favourite of author George Orwell, who lived at Barnhill in 1948 whilst he wrote 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 4lbs; a monster by anyone's standards.

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Contributed by

Steven Cook

Wind enthusiast, tippet collector and leader length obsessive. Steven knows only trout. His education was hindered by his lack of attention to anything that wasn't trout fishing. If you can find him he's usually at the front; over the furthest headland, bay or peninsula, pulling a team of wets and whistling the theme to The Littlest Hobo.

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