Top Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing Spots in Easter Ross

River Conon System Category: 1
The River Conon is Ross-shire’s premier salmon and sea-trout river, with a large catchment that extends to the west almost to Kinlochewe and to the north as far as Beinn Dearg, just 5 miles or so from the West Coast. The Conon system includes a number of tributaries, notably the Blackwater, as well as many large lochs such as Glascarnoch, Fannich and Luichart; some of which were created or enlarged by development of a major hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s. The River Conon runs for about 15 miles (23.5 km) from the outflow from Loch Luichart to the junction of the Conon estuary and the Cromarty Firth near Dingwall. Main Season: Apr 1st-Sep 30th
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Brahan, River Conon

Dingwall and District Angling Club - Estuary Beat
Dingwall A.C. controls miles of salmon & sea trout fishing on the right bank downstream from the railway bridge at Conon Bridge to the Cromarty Firth. There are 6 named pools.

Permits £30/day from Sports and Model Shop, Dingwall. Tel: 01349 862346.

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Dingwall A.C. Beat

Middle Blackwater Beat
The Middle Blackwater is a double-banked beat extending for about 1.5 miles downstream from Rogie Falls, and comprises 12 named pools. It fishes best from June onwards.

Permits from Lochluichart Estate, Tel: 01997 414212.

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Rogie Falls

Loch Achonachie Angling Club - Upper Conon & Upper Blackwater Beats
Loch Achonachie A.C. controls salmon fishing on 2 stretches of the Conon system. The Upper Conon beat extends from below Loch Luichart Power Station for approximately 2.6 miles to Loch Achonachie. The Upper Blackwater extends for about 1¼ miles from Loch na Croic to Rogie Falls.

Permits £20-30/day from Contin Filling Station, Tel: 01997 421948.

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Upper Conon


River Glass Category: 3
The River Glass or Allt Graad as it is also known, is a small spate river, lying directly to the west of the River Alness. Its catchment drains the north and east slopes of Ben Wyvis, filling Loch Glass. A few miles upstream from the firth is the spectacular Black Rock Gorge; an impassable barrier to upstream salmon migration. It's a mile (1.6 km) in length, and reaches depths of 120ft (36m).  Main Season: May 1st-Oct 31st

Evanton Angling Club Beat
Evanton A.C. control the only salmon fishing available; a mile or so of river below Black Rock Gorge.

Permits £20/week from Cornerstones Cafe, Evanton.

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The Allt Graad


River Alness Category: 1
The River Alness, or Averon as it is also known locally, is one of the most picturesque salmon rivers in the Highlands, running for just 11 miles (18 km) from Loch Morie into the Cromarty Firth, with a drop of 630ft (192m). The steep descent creates a multitude of fast flowing pools, and a variety of stunning scenery throughout its beats. The Alness is a hunter’s river; ‘rivercraft’ and persistence are generally rewarded, and long casting is rarely needed. Although a spate river, there is a dam on the outflow from Loch Morie, and flow is regulated to provide compensation levels and occasional freshets. Main Season: Apr 1st-Oct 31st
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Novar Fishings
The Novar Fishings comprise about 6.2 miles (10 km) of double-banked salmon fishing split into 6 rotating beats over two sections of the river.

Prices from £40-95/day. Permits from the Novar Fishings, Tel: 01349 830606.
E-mail: info@salmonquest.co.uk

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Novar, River Alness

Alness Angling Club Beats
Alness Angling Club control the salmon and sea trout fishing on 2 beats of the River Alness as well as the estuary. Permits for estuary sea trout fishing can be purchased separately.

Prices from £25/day. Permits from the Kardz shop, Alness.

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Dalmore Weir, Alness

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Coul House Hotel
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