Alness Angling Club


Alness, Evanton, Dalmore, Cromarty


The River Alness is a spate river with fishing best when water is rising or falling.
Five year average catches are 133 salmon/grilse and 52 sea trout. Loch Bad a Bhathaich holds trout up to 2 lb.


The Alness Angling Club has four beats on the River Alness, also known as the River Averon. Visitors haveaccess to beats 2, 3 and the Estuary beat from which most fish are caught. These beats are predominantly both banks and most water is fly only with some sections permitting worming subject to the Club regulations. Beat maps are available to download from the Club website and are also available from Kardz shop in the middle of Alness High Street from where day tickets and fish tags can be obtained.

The Club has a strict conservation policy outlined in the Club rules and promotes catch and release. No salmon or sea trout may be killed before 1st July and after 1st July all killed fish must be tagged. Tags are available from Kardz shop in the middle of Alness High Street. Tags must be obtained prior to fishing and visitors will be issued with one tag for each day ticket up to a maximum of four tags for the season.

Bank access is generally good with stiles where necessary. Some banks are very steep and care is required at these points. Wading can be difficult and is not generally necessary. When wading, care is advised and the use of a wading stick is strongly recommended. A 12/13 ft fly rod is suitable for all
conditions. Favourite flies include Cascade, Yellow Ally's and Stoats Tail, all in small sizes. The Club also provides brown trout fishing on Loch Bad a Bhathaich on odd days in the month (not Sundays). The small loch is located high in the hills with excellent road access to the lochside. Fishing is boat only and no bank fishing is permitted. A single boat is available and prior booking for the loch is required to provide a key for the boathouse and also to provide inflatable life jackets which are compulsory.

Contact details for obtaining the boathouse key and life jackets can be found on the Club web page this page.

Scotland/EasterRoss Beat

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Beat 3 Lower Map

Beat 2 Map

Contact Details

Day tickets for the Alness Angling Club waters are available from Kardz shop in the middle of Alness High Street.