Guided Fly Fishing Experiences & Excursions

For visitors new to fly fishing, we offer a range of instructional experiences including 'Learn to Fly Fish', wild brown trout fishing on lochs & rivers, 'Learn to Salmon Fish' and more. For anglers that have been fly fishing for some time, we offer several experiences to try something new, including boat fishing for trout, trophy trout fishing, introduction to Spey casting etc.

No matter how experienced you are, nothing can replace 'local knowledge' and for visiting anglers, we can provide professional guiding services to optimise your opportunity to catch fish on lochs and rivers throughout the Northern Highlands.

Fly Fishing Experiences
Our experiences for beginners tend to be based locally, in an area to the north of Inverness extending as far as Dornoch and Lairg.

For our ‘Learn to Fly Fish’ experiences in this area, we generally use one of the excellent stocked trout fisheries available locally. For ‘Learn to Salmon Fish’ experiences we use the River Alness or other rivers, subject to availability.

We can also offer introductory trout fishing experiences in the Assynt area on the West Coast.

Day Excursions
For beginners, we can combine a half day ‘Learn to Fly Fish’ session with a half day wild fly fishing experience. Depending on where you are staying this might involve 2 separate locations.

For experienced fly fishers visiting the area, we have private arrangements for guiding at two superb locations at Loch Eye and the Tomich Lochs and access to several other great lochs.

For summer salmon fishing we use the River Alness and Shin mostly, but we also fish other local rivers (particularly in the spring), including the Conon, Beauly, Cassley and the Ness system.

Overnight Excursions
As you can discover in the Fishing Areas pages, there is a wealth of amazing fishing available in the Northern Highlands. While it’s just about possible to fish any of the mainland venues on a day excursion, for some locations, staying locally overnight significantly increases the amount of fishing time available.

As an indication, from Inverness it’s a 2+ hour drive (each way) to the Durness lochs or the lochs of Caithness. Multi-night itineraries are also possible, allowing a bespoke tour of the best trout fishing the area has to offer.

When Things Go Wrong...
While we can guarantee amazing scenery and an enjoyable experience, not every fishing excursion is successful, even when guided. Atlantic salmon are renowned for being one of the most difficult fish species to catch, as they don't feed when they return to freshwater, so a 'first salmon' is a real achievement.

Wild brown trout are generally a lot easier to catch, but they can also be fickle when conditions are unfavourable, so even our trout fishing trips offer no absolute certainty of success.

On the other hand, sometimes the gods are smiling and what starts off as an instructional wild brown trout fishing experience, ends up like this...