"Few things in fishing - or life - can match the thrill of a sea trout breaking through the surface to take a dapped fly dancing on a glittering loch. It is a quarter of a century since the great days of sea trout fishing on Scotland's west coast. I feared they had gone forever, but in one enchanted corner at least they have returned. In July, Phillip and I spent two magical days on Loch an Dubh-Lochain, with splendid sea trout and feisty brown trout coming eagerly to the wet fly and dap." Jon Beer, 2011
Inverie River is the primary spot for fishing on Knoydart, and is fed from Loch an Dubh-Lochain (The Black Loch) from east to west through Kilchoan Estate towards Loch Nevis. It has 16 named pools and holds salmon, sea trout and brown trout.
The first run of sea trout starts early June with grilse coming towards the end of the month and in to early July. After this, everything is dependent upon rainfall and you can often catch a glimpse of the fish along the edge of the bay waiting to run the river. Loch an Dubh-Lochain, which also contains arctic charr, is fished by boat. The river leaves the loch at the Western end and meanders 4 miles to the sea. On its way it is joined by the Meadall river at Long Pools, which is a favourite due to its depth and holds fish waiting to continue their journey up to the loch. Where the river is bordered by alder, rowan and holly trees, the pools can be covered by wading.
Kilchoan Estate has been restocking the river for over 10 years with 20-40,000 fingerlings per year. There are now great signs of recovery in salmon and sea trout stocks but a catch and release policy is in place on both salmon and sea trout.
The spectacular Loch Brhoamisaig lies 1100ft above sea level (OS33 - 787974). It takes approximately 1hour 30minutes to get there - and a bag of four fish per rod per day is permitted.
Salmon and trout – 15th March through until 6th October.
Jacqui Wallace or Iain Biggart, Kilchoan Estate Office
For information on Policy & Rates please visit the Kilchoan Estate - Fishing web page
Tel: 01687 462 133