Loch Badanloch By Kinbrace,This large loch linked to Loch Rimsdale and Loch nan Clair holds good numbers of brown trout, some large ferox, arctic char... Kinbrace Lochs Kinbrace, Some glorious lochs in the middle of the Flow country with strong fighting brown trout... Helmsdale Lochs Superb brown trout fishing on these upper Helmsdale lochs, some with boats... Loch Ruathair This large loch at the head of Strath of Kildonan holds large numbers of small trout, plus a few over 1lb. Boats available... River Naver One of Scotland's most exclusive salmon rivers with some 700 fish being taken most seasons. The lower beat is Association... Forsinard Lochs Forsinard, A great variety of hill lochs, with good brown trout fishing... Loch Naver Altnaharra, By Lairg, This 6 mile long loch at the headwaters of the River Naver holds salmon, sea-trout and brown trout. Best for salmon March -... River Halladale A superb spate river, averaging over 300 salmon a year. The lower river has four three rod beats... Tongue, This 4 mile long loch has plenty of trout 8-10 oz, with good numbers of heavier fish 1-3 lbs, also ferox. Boats available. River Mudale A spate river with salmon and brown trout. It flows into Loch Naver. Halladale LochsMelvich, Good brown trout fishing on splendid hill lochs. River Borgie A delightful 7 mile river with four beats and 50 named pools. Average 2-300 salmon. At Torrisdale, 40 miles east of Durness.
Badanloch Loch - Location & Access:
Loch Badanloch lies to the south of the B871 Kinbrace3/Skye road/ Leave the B871 and follow the track to the boat mooring point at the head of the loch. Loch Badanloch is the eastern section of a series of lochs which feed the Helmsdale River. These lochs are all interconnected and, to the west, include Loch nan Char and Loch Rimsdale. The system covers an area approximately 6 square miles. The surrounding scenery is spectacular with Ben Griam Mor (590m) to the north and Ben Klibreck (961m) to the south.
A vast number of attractive Wild Brown Trout, some huge Ferox Trout, Artic Char, and Salmon occasionally. Flies and Tactics: An outboard motor is essential if you are to cover the loch effectively. Even then, you will need at least a week in order to do so. Loch Badanloch and Loch-nan-Clar are shallow peat stained waters and you should concentrate your attention around the margins, about 10 to 20 yards out from the bank. A good drift is from the island. However fish rise and are taken throughout the whole system. Most patterns of artificial fly produce results. Start with Black Pennal, Soldier Palmer and Silver Butcher.
Most patterns of artificial fly produce results. Start with Black Pennal, Soldier Palmer and Silver Butcher.Traditional wets and spiders in size 12 and 14 for the brownies in the 1 to 2lb class.
All you'll need are small, black wet flies, maybe something a bit bigger and bushier if there's a big wave such as a zulu or muddler.
Daddies all shapes and sizes, Invitcas, Kate McLatren, Peter Ross, Green Peter, Sedgehogs, Vivas, Pennels, Skinny Olive Dabbler and Claret Bumble.
Just one other bit of advice, keep on the move and cover as much water as possible. Some people make the mistake of staying in one area all day but you need move around and search out wild brownie