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Whatever the occasion, a gift card can be used for all hotel services - accommodation, a 5 course dinner in our Main Restaurant, a meal in the Brasserie or drinks at the Bar. The card can be used on any combination of services; it can be used more than once; and can even be topped up!

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Fishing, Loch Ness


We can arrange river or Loch fishing for you with a local estate, river fishing is on the River Oich and Loch fishing is on Loch Lundie.

River Fishing – Trout and Salmon fishing permits can be offered for estate river beats.
Day permits £30
Fishing rods & tackle can be hired from the estate with advance notice – p.o.a.
An experienced Ghillie can also be arranged if required – £100 per day
Spring to late September


Loch Fishing – The estate has a hill loch with brown Trout, boathouse and row boat.
Day permits £25
Boat Hire £25 per day
Fishing rods & tackle can be hired from the estate with advance notice – p.o.a.
15th March to 6th October


Fishing Seasons

For you to get the most from your fishing trip, it’s good to find out where’s best to go and when. The best time for brown trout fishing is from mid March to early October. Salmon and sea trout fishing seasons vary and depend on the location (as well as permit restrictions so don’t forget to check with the relevant issuer). Enjoy fishing any time of the year for pike in lochs or for rainbow trout in stocked lochs or fisheries. There is no closed season for fishing in sea lochs (lochs which open to the sea) for species of sea fish only but not including migratory fish such as salmon and sea trout.


 1.       River Nevis Salmon, Sea Trout

The River Nevis is a spate river which flows for about 7 miles through Glen Nevis and exits at Loch Linnhe. It is the main river fishing in the town for day permits and fishing is with worm or flies only. Since a catch and release policy is in force, all salmon and sea trout must be returned to the water alive. The fishing for salmon and sea trout is in the river below the lower falls at Achriabhach and there are no brown trout to be found in that part of the river. Day permits and more information available from: The Rod & Gun Shop, Fort William Tel. 01397 702656 or at the shop in Glen Nevis campsite, Tel. 01397702191.


2.       River Oich (Aberchalder) Salmon, Brown Trout.

Day permits available:

The upper stretch of the River Oich from Bridge of Oich for about 2.5 miles down river. This stretch of the River Oich has recently produced some good spring salmon. The permit also covers Brown Trout fishing on Loch Oich

Permits available from:

Miss Ellice, Taigh-an-Lianach, Aberchalder, Invergarry, Tel. 01809 501287, The Estate Assistant. Tel. 01809 501 373


3.       River Oich (Giendoe) Salmon.

Lower stretch of the River Oich including the mouth at Fort Augustus ** Salmon approximately 3.5 miles with many named pools of which a few can be fished with fly although it is really regarded as a mainly spinning stretch of the river.
Usually booked in advance but some day fishing may now be available at short notice.

Permits and bookings from:

George Watson, Glendoe Estate. Tel. 01320366234.


4.       Strontian Angling Club Water Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout.

Good value spate liver Salmon fishing on the River Strontian and River Polloch. Day or weekly permits available.
Permits from:

Strontian Village Post Office or Store.


5.       River Moriston Salmon, Brown Trout.

Very good Salmon fishing on this river which feeds into Loch Ness. Day tickets are available but pre-booking is advisable as most dates are booked well in advance. Fly fishing and spinning permitted.

Permits from:

Glenmoriston Lodge Estate. Tel. 01320 351 300.


6.       Upper River Garry Salmon, Brown Trout.

Fishing on the upper River Garry for Salmon and Sea Trout as well as some excellent Brown Trout. Normally reserved for hotel guests only but day permits may be available.

Permits from:

Tomdoun Hotel, Invergarry. TeL 01809 511 218. Fish Morvern-


7.     Loch Loyne  Pike, Brown Trout.

Mainly Pike fishing on this loch but there are still some Brown Trout to be found. Loch Loyne is highly regarded by Pike fishers but care should be taken around the bank due to the soft peaty nature of the shore.

Permits from:

Glenmoriston Estate Office. Tel: 01320 357 300. Tomdoun Hotel, Invergarry. Tel: 01809 511 218


Call us on 01456 490000 for more information on staying with us during your fishing break, or book online now.

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