Easter Ross Fishing

The River Alness

Sheltered by the mountains to the west, the Black Isle, Mid Ross and Easter Ross presents a greener aspect of the Highlands, especially on the rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth.

The Black Isle is really a peninsula, wooded and farmed but with a wild east-facing coastline, sheered off and abrupt - a continuation of the line of (what geologists call) the Highland Boundary Fault. While little towns, for example, Fortrose, Cromarty or Tain, Scotland's oldest Royal burgh, have almost a Lowland air about them, the area has a wilder side, too.

In mid Ross, beyond the Victorian spa village of Strathpeffer, the broad uplands of landmark hills such as Ben Wyvis, or the lonely upper reaches of Strathconon are reminders that this is still the Highlands.

The area offers an excellent choice of places to see and things to do. Dolphin spotting from Cromarty, Avoch or Portmahomack (and boat hire for sea-angling as well); more on dolphins and seals in the visitor centre in the North Kessock tourist information centre carpark.

An angler selecting a salmon fly.

The rivers and Lochs in Easter Ross, are beautiful, wild and exciting. From fast flowing rapids to glides and the openness of truly Scottish landscaping. This area offer the fisherman and Lady a true piece of Scottish Highland Fishing.

About this web site

The rivers beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

•Find fishing - rods updated hourly
•Latest River Levels - updated twice a day.
•Online booking - with permits emailed.
•Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice

A cracking springer caught on Beat 4 by Nigel Robinson 30 May 2015

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Also to watch video clips of the pools and anglers please click here