If you are coming to Knoydart to fish, Kilchoan Estate can offer you accommodation with river or loch fishing. Click here to browse our properties.
The Inverie River on Knoydart is fed from Loch an Dubh-lochain (Black Loch). It has 16 named pools and flows from East to West towards Loch Nevis. The river has salmon, sea trout and brown trout with the first run of sea trout starting early June and grilse coming towards the end of June into 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 vacates the loch at the Southern end and meanders 4-5 miles to the sea. On its way it is joined by the Meadall river at Long Pool, which is a favourite as it is deep and holds fish until they are able to continue their journey to the loch. The river is shaded occasionally by Alder, Rowan and Holly trees where you should get your waders on to maximise coverage of all the pools.
Also available is our hill loch - the spectacular Loch Brhoamisaig which is situated 800ft above sea level (0533-787974). It takes about 1hr 30minutes to get there, but when you do the views, scenery and fishing will leave you speechless. A bag of four fish per rod per day is permitted.
We have been restocking the river for around 20 years with 20-40,000 fingerlings per year. There are now great signs of recovery in salmon and sea trout stocks but we do hold a catch and release policy on both salmon and sea trout.
Fly fishing only unless the river is in spate when spinning will be allowed. Barbless hooks on line and one branch of a treble to be removed if using tube flies or spinning.
Strictly no live bait.
Fishing return must be collected, completed and returned to the Estate office before departure.
During your stay with us you can fish for brown trout at Loch Brhoamisaig, sea-trout and salmon on Inverie river and Loch Dubhlochain or we can help you organise a day sea fishing with a local boat.
Inverie river including Loch Dubhlochain and boat: £35 per rod per day
Loch Brhoamisaig: £10 per rod per day
Season for salmon & sea-trout: 15th March - 16th October
Season for brown trout: 15th March - 6th October