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Top Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing Spots in North Sutherland


Hope System Category: 3
The Strathmore river flows north for 6 miles into Loch Hope, one of Scotland's best sea trout lochs. The loch is six miles long and drains into Loch Eriboll via the one mile long River Hope.

 

 

 

* Please note images below of Loch Hope do not necessarily relate to named beat.

Main Season: Apr -Sep 30th
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River Hope Estuary

Loch Hope, North End
Boat hire is available on Loch Hope, but no bank fishing. Optional ghillies by arrangement.

Boat hire £66/day, £99/day inc outboard. Contact CKD Galbraith. Tel: 01738 451600.

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Loch Hope, Middle Bay
Boat hire is available on Loch Hope, but no bank fishing. Optional ghillies by arrangement.

Boat hire £66/day, £99/day inc outboard. Contact CKD Galbraith, Tel: 01738 451600, or Boat hire £85/day inc outboard, for guests of Altnaharra Hotel, Tel: 01549 411222. 

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Loch Hope - South End
Boat hire is available on Loch Hope, but no bank fishing. Optional ghillies by arrangement.

Boat hire £85/day inc outboard, for guests of Altnaharra Hotel, Tel: 01549 411222. 

loch hope

 

River Kinloch Category: 3
The Kinloch is a small spate river in single private ownership that runs for just 3.5 miles from Loch an Dherue to the Kyle of Tongue. Main Season: May-Sep 30th
 

Kyle of Tongue, Tongue Angling Club
Permits for sea trout fishing are available on the Kyle of Tongue, via Tongue Angling Club.

Permits £10/day, from Ben Loyal Hotel, Tongue. Tel: 01847 611216.

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River Borgie Category: 3
The River Borgie is 7 miles in length, flowing from Loch Slaim to the North Coast at Torrisdale Bay. Main Season: May-Sep 30th
 

Borgie Lodge Hotel
Up to 8 permits per day for salmon fishing are available from the Borgie Lodge Hotel, .

Permits from Borgie Lodge Hotel, Borgie. Tel: 01641 521332.

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River Naver Category: 1
The River Naver is one of the best salmon rivers in the Northern Highlands and a reputed spring river. It flows 21 miles northwards from Loch Naver to Torrisdale Bay. There is one important tributary, the Mallart, and in addition Loch Naver is also fished for salmon.  All of the main beats are let privately with Estate accommodation, but there is some fishing available through the Bettyhill Angling Association.

 

Main Season: Apr -Sep 30th
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Bettyhill Angling Association  - Estuary
The estuary beat is downstream of the road bridge, and is tidal. Sea trout fishing only.
Permits £5/day from The Store, Bettyhill. Tel: 01641 521207.

Bettyhill Angling Association  - Lower Beat
Two and a half miles of double bank fishing, partly tidal. Mon-Fri, 9:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m. only.
Permits £25/day from The Store, Bettyhill. Tel: 01641 521207. 

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Loch Naver
Although Loch Naver is home to brown trout, the loch is best known for migratory fish being one of the best salmon and sea trout lochs in the Highlands. Boat hire is available on Loch Naver, with optional ghillies. 

Boat hire £80/day inc outboard, for guests of Altnaharra Hotel, Tel: 01549 411222. 

loch naver

 

River Strathy Category: 3
A small spate river, that runs 12 miles from Loch Strathy to Strathy Bay. Main Season: May-Sep 30th
 

River Strathy Fishings
Very spate dependent but after heavy rain, sport can be prolific.

Permits £25/day, The Store, Bettyhill. Tel: 01641 521207.

river strathy

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