Assynt Angling Group

The Assynt Angling Group was formed in the year 2000. It is a unique partnership of local anglers (The Assynt Angling Club) and eight local landowners who have come together to administer some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in Europe.

The area includes some of the best scenery in the North West Highlands, encompassing the summits of Ben More Assynt, Canisp, Conival, Cul Beag, Cul Mor, Suilven and Quinag. There are two National Nature Reserves within the locality, Inchnadamph and part of Inverpolly.

Assynt and its surrounding area has always been popular with anglers, and the fishing has been well documented in angling literature spanning more than a century.
There are no coarse fish in the region and therefore setline and bait fishing are not practised. Anglers should keep only those fish they intend to eat and return all others to the water. Trout tend to take worms and other bait deep into the gullet and this makes it near impossible to free without fatal results. Fly-fishing is the traditional method and anglers are asked to respect this. There is a choice of over 150 lochs, 20 of our lochs have a boat available. On four of our larger lochs engines are also available.

Conservation and preservation are paramount and it is important that anglers abide by best practises to ensure future generations of fishermen can also enjoy the sport. To paraphrase a Scottish poet, “I don’t remember the trout going away. But I’ll never forget the trout shaped space it left stamped on the water”.

Brown trout is the main species. A number of waters have ferox trout and char and five of the main lochs have salmon and sea trout. The Group recognises the fragile environment in which these fish populations exist and aims to manage the fishings in a sustainable manner for the long term benefit of anglers and the local economy.

For ease of administration and due to the size of our area, the fishings have been divided into three separate zones. The graphic above is for guidance only and should be used with relevant Ordinance Survey Map (OS Landranger 15. Loch Assynt and surrounding area. Scale: 1:50000.)

Whether you are stalking brown trout, striking out for the summits or simply strolling through the area, we hope you will enjoy the experience.

More information on the Assynt Angling Group can be found on their website

  • Scotland
  • Lake and River
  • Arctic charr, Brown trout, Ferox, Salmon, and Sea trout

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36 waters listed

Cam Loch
Assynt, Scotland
1

This picturesque loch, located just off the A835 road from Ullapool before the Ledmore Junction, is a fly fisherman's paradise. With an abundance o...

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  • Arctic charr, Brown trout, and Ferox
Fiddle Loch
Assynt, Scotland
2

This secluded loch, located a 1 hour 15 minute hike from Inchnadamph, is a hidden gem for fly fishing. It is home to trout of a respectable size, b...

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  • Brown trout
Fionn Loch
Assynt, Scotland
3

This 3.5km long loch is nestled in the breathtaking scenery of Suilven and the River Kirkaig, and is home to an abundance of brown trout with succu...

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  • Brown trout
Loch a Choin (The Dog Loch)
Assynt, Scotland
4

This serene and picturesque fly fishing spot is just south of Lochinver on the 'mad wee road' and is easily accessible for anglers. The water is cr...

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  • Brown trout
Loch a Choire Dheirg (Red Corrie)
Assynt, Scotland
5

A picturesque hike up from the A894 road to Kyelsku leads to the stunning Red Corrie Loch. The crystal clear water is teeming with large, yet elusi...

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  • Brown trout
Loch a Ghlinnen
Assynt, Scotland
6

Loch a Ghlinnen is a picturesque fishing destination, located on the way to Loch Feith an Leothaid. The loch is home to a thriving population of w...

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  • Brown trout
Lochan a Choire Ghuirm (Green Corrie Lochs)
Assynt, Scotland
7

Nestled in the breathtaking landscape of Assynt, Loch an Daimh is a renowned fly fishing destination. At 550m above sea level, the hike to the loch...

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  • Brown trout
Loch an Alltain Duibh
Assynt, Scotland
8

This small loch, located downstream from Suileag Bothy, is a fly fisherman's paradise. Its crystal clear waters are teeming with small brown trout ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch an Arbhair
Assynt, Scotland
9

Close to the road and full of small fish. Poor access all the way round due to a dee fence without a gate. So tricky for the bank fisherman. The...

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  • Brown trout
Lochan Bealach Cornaidh
Assynt, Scotland
10

Bealach a' Chornaidh separates the northern peak from the eastern ridge of Quinaig, set in the valley floor. Sometimes dour, it has silvery fish of...

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  • Brown trout
Lochan Fada
Assynt, Scotland
11

An hour and fifteen minutes will bring you to this loch which lies beyond Cam Loch. Lots of free taking average fish, but reports of much larger fi...

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  • Brown trout
Loch an Leothaid
Assynt, Scotland
12

Boat available at: 175294

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  • Brown trout
Loch an Ruighein
Assynt, Scotland
13

Known as the Sheiling Loch, this small water contains good numbers of lovely, silvery brownies that commonly average between 8-10ozs although fish ...

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  • Brown trout
Lochan Sgeireach
Assynt, Scotland
14

Easily accessed from the viewpoint on the B869, this deep, clear, thin loch produces hard to catch but often large trout. Some exceptional fish hav...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch Assynt
Assynt, Scotland
15

The biggest loch in the area, 8kms long by 1.5km wide, with both bank and boat fishing available. Brown trout, ferox, arctic char, salmon and sea t...

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  • Arctic charr, Brown trout, Ferox, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Awe
Assynt, Scotland
16

A roadside loch which is popular and easily accessible with boat only fishing. It has a very good head of trout of decent average size but also has...

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  • Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Bad an Sluic
Assynt, Scotland
17

Small loch reachable by following the track from Loch Druim Suardalain up the hill behind Suileag bothy; or from the north by walking up from Litt...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Bad na Murichinn
Assynt, Scotland
18

Head south out of Lochinver on the unmarked road toward Inverkirkaig. Once past Badnaban, park where the road turns a sharp right on a flat plateau...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Bealach a Mhadaidh
Assynt, Scotland
19

The trip to Loch Bealach a' Mhadaidh is not for the unfit, or faint-hearted requiring a walk of seven kilometres from Inchnadamph. All sizes of tro...

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  • Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Bealach na h-Uidhe
Assynt, Scotland
20

530 metres and 1½ hours up the mountain from Inchnadamph, this corrie loch is what trout fishing in Assynt is all about. Some cracking trout in the...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Beannach
Assynt, Scotland
21

Beannach is an easy 25 minute walk and has a vast population of wild brown trout, but also arctic char, a few salmon and sea trout; although neithe...

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  • Arctic charr, Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Culag The School Loch
Assynt, Scotland
22

Next to the road just south of Lochinver and home to the local school, Culag has both plenty of hard fighting trout and also migrating salmon and s...

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  • Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Druim Suardalain (The Glen Loch)
Assynt, Scotland
23

Easily accessed from Lochinver and a very attractive water with Canisp and Suilven in the background, the Geln Loch has lots of average trout but a...

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  • Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Loch Feith an Leothaid
Assynt, Scotland
24

A rough 1½ hour walk from Little Assynt will bring you to this large hill loch. Baskets of free rising trout of varying average size are what it’s...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Fleodach Coire
Assynt, Scotland
25

An hour and twenty minutes from Inchnadamph, this interesting trout loch is set high up with more average sized trout but with better ones being ta...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Leitir Easidh
Assynt, Scotland
26

Park at the car park at NC 172262 on the A837 just before Loch Assynt Lodge. There is an all-abilities disabled access path to the loch, where the...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch Mhoalach-coire Loch Gillaroo
Assynt, Scotland
27

Taking about an hour and a half to reach from the Inchnadamph car park and once known as The Gilaroo Loch, this is a relatively small loch with lim...

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  • Brown trout
Loch na Barrack
Assynt, Scotland
28

A 7km/2 hour rough trek from Glencanisp will bring you to Loch Barrack and its immediate neighbour, Loch a Choire Dhuibh at the northwestern end of...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch na Beinne Reidhe
Assynt, Scotland
29

An hour and a half from Inchnadamph, this loch contains fat trout of excellent average size to put a good bend in the rod. This combines a great lo...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch na Faoileige (The Gull Loch)
Assynt, Scotland
30

A tough hour and a half walk from the A837, Loch na Faoileige is a small loch in dramatic scenery with good numbers of nicely sized trout in it.

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  • Brown trout
Loch na h-Innse Fraoich
Assynt, Scotland
31

Leave the A837 near Loch Assynt Lodge. There is an all-abilities disabled access path to the loch, where there is an excellent boat, a jetty and b...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch Uidh na Geadaig
Assynt, Scotland
32

Park by the river at NC143253 and head north across the road. Lots of small fish and can be the start of a walk onto (which is best fished from ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch Veyatie
Assynt, Scotland
33

A long, thin, roadside loch with lots of trout of varying size. 30+ fish of average size per day is not uncommon but there are much better ones to ...

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  • Brown trout
River Between Loch Gainimh & Loch Druim Suardalain
Assynt, Scotland
34

Between NC170194 & NC119218 A small spate river between Loch Gainimh and Loch Druim Suardalain. Good sporting trout in average sizes with the odd ...

  • river
  • Brown trout, Salmon, and Sea trout
Uidh Fhearna River between Loch Veyatie and Fionn Loch
Assynt, Scotland
35

Between Grid References NC154155 & NC144162 A broad river flowing from Loch Veyatie into Fionn Loch, measuring just over 1 km in length by about 4...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Un-named Loch Little Green
Assynt, Scotland
36

A testing hour and a half from the A894 road to Kyelsku, this is a small lochan known locally as 'Little Green' given its proximity to Lochan a Cho...

  • lake
  • Brown trout