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FISHING

 

Perfectly positioned in Elphin, a small village on the A835 between Ullapool, Lochinver and Achiltibuie, I'm on the NC500 route. Working in conjunction with Ledmore Estate and having the renowned lochs of Cam, Veyatie and Urigill on my doorstep, access to great fishing in this area couldn’t be easier. I can offer a fantastic range of sport for all abilities and ages.

There are hundreds of lochs in Coigach and Assynt. They are teeming, fertile environments with a huge variety of  plants and wildlife, dramatic vistas and rich geology.

The wild brown trout you can expect to catch within these waters are spirited and beautiful fish. There are ferrox monsters lurking in many of the lochs. However, ½ to ¾ of a lb is the average size for this area. There is always the possibility of hooking an artic char, one of Scotland's relics from the last ice age; wonderful to eat but rarely caught.

Your experience can be as adventurous or sedate as you’d like to make it. However, for a little effort there can be rewards. The deeper you venture the more wildlife you're likely to encounter, and some of the more remote lochs and burns hold better specimens simply because they are fished so infrequently.

There are a number of fabulous west coast spate rivers within touching distance. These are exciting stretches of water when the conditions are right. With  salmon and sea trout running throughout the season that elusive bar of silver is within reach.