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Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn - Fishing in the Scottish Highlands

Inverness is surrounded by fishing lochs and rivers offering quality trout and salmon fishing and the chance to see – or even hook a real monster!


Loch Fishing

The most famous loch in the area is Loch Ness, which contains trout, charr and salmon, but there are lots of other super lochs such as Loch Ruthven and the collection known as the Whitebridge lochs including Killin, West and East Knockie, Bran and Nan Lan. On the other side of the Great Glen are the Glen Morriston hill lochs and a little further north in Strathglass there are lots more to choose from. See the listing for Loch Fishing in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

River Fishing

River Ness which flows through the centre of Inverness provides convenient and excellent salmon and trout fishing to visitors. Anglers here are renowned for their casting skill and it is a pleasure to watch and learn from them. This big river requires a 15ft rod and fishes best from July onwards.

The Ness drainage includes several rivers of note, the Morriston, Oich and Garry, famed for their early running spring salmon. The Beauly system includes the rivers Glass and Farrar, lovely fly fishing water amidst stunning scenery, best from July onwards. South of Inverness the River Nairn is a small water that can give great sport in a fining spate. It fishes best during late season. See the listing for River Fishing in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn


There are several small fisheries stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout and other species in the area. Lochuanagan, near Fort Augustus, Loch a’ Chaorainn near Daviot and the Geddes Fishery near Auldearn are examples of the opportunities awaiting you. See the listing for Fisheries in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn