Top Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing Spots in Wester Ross

River Kanaird Category: 2
The River Kanaird or Canaird is a classic West Coast spate river originating in the hills of west Sutherland and flowing into Ardmair Bay via Loch Kanaird. Main Season: June-Oct 15th

Keanchulish Beats 
The Keanchulish beats occupy 4 miles of double bank fishing on the lower river before it enters the sea at Loch Kanaird. Fishing is also included on its tributary the river Runie.

All beats £75/day for 2 rods.
Ledmore Estate. Tel: 01854 666232. The fishing is catch & release only.

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Ullapool River Category: 3
The Ullapool River flows for 4 miles from Loch Achall to the sea at Loch Broom. Main Season: Jun-Oct 31st

Ullapool River
The river is divided into 3 beats (one not fished), each accommodating 2 rods.
Permits £80/day. Rhidorroch Estate. Tel: 01854 612548.
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Ullapool River

Loch Achall
Salmon fishing by boat.
Boat hire £40/day for 2 anglers. Rhidorroch Estate. Tel: 01854 612548.
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Loch Achall


Ewe System Category: 1
The River Ewe is a sizeable river, just under 2 miles in length, flowing out from Loch Maree to the sea at Poolewe. The fishing is owned by Inveran Estate and let by the week with accommodation throughout the season. Historically the river was of secondary importance to Loch Maree, one of the finest sea trout fisheries in Europe. With the advent of fish farming on the West Coast, sea trout stocks have collapsed, but the loch still produces reasonable catches of salmon. 


Main Season: Jun-Oct 31st

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Loch Maree
The majority of the fishing on Loch Maree is still controlled by the Loch Maree Hotel, though there are fewer boats deployed than in the past.

Boat hire £70/day for 2 anglers, available to non-residents. Ghillies required, £90/day paid directly. 
Loch Maree Hotel. Tel: 01445 760288.  

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Loch Maree


Badachro System Category: 1
Although the Badachro system is sizeable, extending through a chain of lochs for some 11 miles, there are impassable falls about a mile upstream of Loch Badachro, with the result that the loch is the main salmon fishing opportunity on the system. Main Season: Jun-Sep 30th

Badachro River & Loch Badachro - Shieldaig Lodge Hotel
The Shieldaig Lodge Hotel offers salmon fishing on the Badachro River and Loch Badachro to both guests and non-residents.

Boat hire £40/day for 2 anglers, available for non-residents.
Shieldaig Lodge Hotel. Tel: 01445 741333. 

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Loch Badachro


River Carron Category: 2
The River Carron flows for about 8 miles from its source to Loch Dughaill, then a further 5 miles to the sea at Loch Carron. Although salmon can reach Loch Sgamhain, some considerable distance up Glen Carron when the river is in spate, the best fishing is in the main river below Loch Dughaill. The Carron has been the site of a major restocking and research program over the past 10 years and river catches recovered from a handful of salmon & grilse in 2006, to a 5-year average of over 300 by 2016, though they have since receded. Main Season: May-Sep 30th


Attadale Estate
The Attadale water extends from the road bridge at Strathcarron to the river mouth. The fishings are split into two beats, with Beat 1 from the bridge downstream to the upper tidal limits, and Beat 2 taking in a series of tidal pools (mainly sea trout fishing).

Permits £20/day from Attadale Estate, Tel: 01854 612548, or Roddy MacLennan on 07818 032368. 

attadale beat, river carronAttadale, River Carron

New Kelso
New Kelso comprises 2 x 2 rod beats starting immediately above the road bridge at Strathcarron. Permits £20/day from Roddy MacLennan on 07818 032368. 
new kelso beat, river carronNew Kelso, River Carron


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