Fishing in the Lochs of Northwest Scotland

The Northwest highlands of Scotland are largely pristine regions that have countless lochs and rivers. Fishing here is excellent and there are many lochs where no one has ever fished. In addition one can find plenty to do in the scenic outdoors while on a vacation here. Scotland offers something for the entire family and the country is small enough for one to base oneself at one place and make day trips in different directions.

Altnaharra House in Sutherland is an enchanting hotel that was originally a drover house in the seventeenth century. Today it is a perfect getaway for fishing or shooting vacations or simply a relaxing retreat in the highlands of Scotland. The hotel is virtually surrounded by lochs and is in the heart of trout and salmon fishing areas. The hotel provides all necessary facilities to make your fishing vacation a memorable one. You can even ask them to organize a ghilly or guide to instruct you on the nuances of fly fishing and casting.

The nearby Loch Naver has salmon, wild brown trout and sea trout as well as char and ferox. Loch Hope and over a dozen other lochs are just a short distance away. There are opportunities for riding, clay pigeon shooting and falconry at the nearby Dunrobin castle. Golf too is just within an hour from the hotel at the world famous Royal Dornoch.

Inchnadamph Hotel on Loch Assynt is another fisherman’s retreat with eight boats of its own available for guests and with permits for fishing in fourteen neighboring lochs. Famed for home cooked food and ale, the hotel has a two hundred year history and has excellent facilities for anglers. Originally a coaching inn, the hotel is perfect base for exploring the unspoiled countryside with its numerous, waterfalls, lochs, streams and mountains.

The Scourie Hotel has twenty five thousand acres of exclusive loch river and mountain loch fishing reserved for its guests. The Loch Stack and Loch More are famous for sea trout and salmon. Built on the site of an old coaching inn the hotel overlooks Scourie Bay in western Sutherland and offers spectacular views of the wilderness, lochs and mountains; the perfect place for a relaxing vacation!