Top Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing Spots in Caithness

River Thurso Category: 1
The River Thurso is split into 13 beats, 12 of which are controlled by the Thurso River Ltd, and let as advanced weekly lets. The success of the river in recent years has meant that there is rarely any fishing available on these private beats. The lowest beat (Beat 1) is controlled by local anglers and members of the Thurso Angling Association, who also make some fishing available for visitors.


Main Season: Apr 1st-Oct 5th
beat 8, river thurso
Mill Stream, Beat 8

Thurso Angling Association  - Beat 1
Two and a half miles of double bank fishing, partly tidal.

Permits £40/half day from Atlanta Sports, 31 High St., Thurso. Tel: 01847 895846.

river thurso
River Thurso Town Water


Wick River Category: 1
The Wick River is an unusual Highland salmon river in that its entire length is controlled by Wick Angling Club, and fishing is available throughout its length to visitors.

Despite its gentle descent and slow flow, it is very productive, though it is essential to fish it after rainfall to enjoy success.

Main Season: May-Oct 15th
river wick

Wick Angling Club
Approximately 10 miles of double bank fishing and 50 named pools.

Permits £30/day, £120/week from Hugo Ross Tackle, Wick. Tel: 01955 604200.

river wick

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