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1. Ness
2. Loch Ness
3. Moriston
4. Garry
5. Oich

The Great Glen runs from Inverness to Fort William (linked by the Caledonian Canal) and encompasses the River Ness and Loch Ness and a number of smaller tributaries.

The glen marks a fault line and is bordered by high mountains on either side.


Although the Ness itself is only short (6 miles), it can be very productive. It may not be long, but it is a big river.

If you intend to fish Loch Ness you should seek local assistance, not only is it a huge loch, but can be dangerous to those without experience.

Erchless Castle

Erchless Castle
Accommodation for 10 or 16 - Salmon and Trout fishing on River Glass - Roe & Red deer stalking - North Wing from £2215 per week. The River Glass is a beautiful river divided into six beats of 3 rods each, fly only, rotating daily. Fishing runs from mid June to mid October. There is trout fishing on the upper Beauly and River Glass from April to June and on the Gorm Loch, the Erchless burn and the Long Loch throughout the season.

Bowlts Chartered Surveyors.Bowlts,
Chartered Surveyors,
by Elgin,
IV30 8TZ

Tel: 01343 890400
Fax: 01343 890222

River Glass

Achlain Estates

Bhlaraidh Chalets - Achlaine Estates
Fully equipped self catering chalets on the banks of the River Moriston.Located amongst birch and oak trees.

River Moriston


River Garry and Loch Oich
Three and a half miles of salmon and trout fishing on 24 named pools. Maximum of 6 rods per day. Located 40 miles from Inverness and 25 miles from Fort William.

Garry & Oich

John Graham

John Graham & Co.
Fishing tackle shop in Inverness. Their site contains useful letting information for fishing on the Ness, Avon, Findhorn, Spey and Carron.


Fishing Scotland

Fishing Scotland
A fly fishing school with lochs and streams in the habitat of red deer, eagle,osprey, otter and pine marten. Private excursions for inividuals, small groups and families. Kids over eight years very welcome. Transport, instruction, coaching, all tackle, permits and wellie boots included. Fishing Scotland fishing guide books are a major resorce of current and correct information on all aspects of trout and salmon fishing. Three editions at £5.50 each. 1) Inverness-shire, Isle of Skye, Moray & Nairn 2) Ross & Cromarty - Sutherland & Caithness 3) Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs


Loch Ness Web Camera

Loch Ness Web Camera
Live pictures fom Loch Ness, above and below surface, by Scotland Online.

Loch Ness


Lodge for 20 - Deer stalking - Salmon - Char - Sea, Brown and Ferox Trout - Meall Mor Lodge and Fishing from £2850 per week. Salmon fishing is available on Loch Morie and the Glasa River, a spate river forming the upper watershed of the Alness. Loch Morie, which is over two miles long, also contains char, challenging brown trout and some large ferox trout, the largest in recent years weighing 15lbs 4ozs. There are two boats available on Loch Morie and there are four other productive trout lochs each with its own boat.



Lodge for 12 - Red deer stalking - Trout fishing loch and river - Lodge and trout fishing from £3000 per week Loch Affric is one of the few large natural lochs in this part of the Highlands and is renowned for the quality of its trout fishing. Annual catches have regularly been in excess of 1,000 trout, averaging about half a pound, although fish up to 5lbs have been caught. There is additional trout fishing on Loch Coulavie, which generally has a reputation for larger trout, and also on the Affric River.

Loch Affric


Lodge for 16 - Trout fishing - Red, Sika & Roe stalking - Stalking from £320 per stag. brown trout fishing on Loch Mhor

Loch Mhor


Inverpattack Lodge for up to 12 - Also cottage accommodation - Red & Roe deer stalking - Trout fishing - Lodge and stalking for 2 rifles (15 stags) from £6285. Brown trout fishing is available on Loch Laggan and a number of hill lochs. In addition Loch Laggan is renowned for its ferox trout and large pike, which offer a sporting alternative. In 2000 the largest fish were an 11¼ pound ferox trout and a pike of over 18 ½ pounds.

Loch Laggan


Lodge for 12 - Salmon & Trout fishing - Red deer stalking - Lodge from £1110 per week - Stalking £275 per stag. Salmon and brown trout fishing is offered over 2½ miles of the River Oich, salmon from January to October, and trout from March to October.

River Oich


Mauld Information out of date and requested
The Bothy for 11 - Salmon & Trout fishing for 3 rods on River Glass from £785 per week. Salmon fishing on the River Glass is set amidst exceptional scenery and takes in upwards of six miles of the river with over 30 named pools, three rods fishing a different beat every day of the week. Trout fishing is also available on the estate and on the River Glass.

River Glass

Hilton Lodge Guisachan Estate

Hilton Lodge Guisachan Estate
Lodge for 8-13 - Salmon & Trout fishing - Red deer stalking - Lodge and fishing from £1650 per week. There are two large hill lochs with islands and boats which produce good catches of brown trout. There is also a loch in front of the house, with a boat, holding good sized trout. Ghillies are available by prior arrangement, as is salmon and sea trout fishing on the rivers Glass, Beauly and Farrar.

Hill Lochs

Lynaberack & Ruthven

Lynaberack & Ruthven
Lodge for 16 - Red, Roe and Hind stalking - Grouse shooting - Salmon & Trout fishing - Prices on application. 2½ miles, mostly both banks, of the River Tromie and 1 mile single bank of the River Spey. The estate has fishing for both stocked and wild brown trout on a number of lochs, with several boats.

Tromie & Spey

Glenshian Lodge - Inverailort

Glenshian Lodge - Inverailort
Lodge for 12 plus 6 children - Trout fishing and hind stalking - Lodge and fishing from £2000 per week. The Estate extends to 9,000 acres of steep and dramatic countryside with Loch Eilt and the River Ailort providing excellent wild brown trout fishing. Guests will have 1 boat for two rods on the Loch and 1 rod on the river.

Loch Eilt & River Ailort

Corrybrough Estate

Corrybrough Estate
Lodge for up to 15 - Salmon fishing for 6 rods - Walked-up Grouse - Roe stalking - Rough shooting - Prices on application. Two beats on the Upper Findhorn, both on the south bank. The Glenkirk beat has its downstream boundary with the Cawdor Estates Drynachan Beat and extends upstream for 2 miles. The Corrybrough beat lies adjacent to the lodge and extends to 1.7 miles.


River Lochy

River Lochy
Salmon fishing on 4 beats - Self Catering accommodation - Prices on application - Fassfern House from £600 per week Fished in daily rotation with four rods to each beat, there is an enormous variety of pools to explore with deep holding areas, classic glides, and a gorge and falls pool which is exciting to fish in any height of water. Fishing is with fly only and an experienced ghillie can be booked for the week or by the day.

River Lochy


Tomatin House sleeping 15 - Salmon fishing for up to 6 rods - House and fishing from £2800 per week The Findhorn needs little introduction to salmon fishermen, and here at Tomatin it flows within 100 metres of the house and offers delightful salmon fishing right on the doorstep. The Tomatin beat extends over some 2½ miles of single left bank fishing with 10 named pools offering fly fishermen some wonderful fishing for up to 6 rods, all within easy walking distance of the house.

River Findhorn









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