A catchment area of 186 square miles drains into Loch Naver via the River Mudale and into the River Naver via the Mallart River. Below the confluence of the Mallart the river Naver flows northwards for 18 miles through the scenic countryside of Strathnaver and enters the Pentland Firth at Torrisdale Bay at the village of Bettyhill. In recent years catch returns have been in the region of 1,200 to 1,400 salmon and grilse.
When to fish
Predominantly a spring river, fish can be caught on opening day, weather permitting, but the best months are April and May. The season is from 12th January to 30th September.
Where to fish
The river has 6 rotating beats with approximately 37 pools and is fished by 2 rods per beat. Fishing is by fly only and a limited catch and release programme operates.
Where to stay
Many fishers stay in lodges or cottages provided with the fishing, but for other alternatives, some of whom can offer fishing packages, please see our list of accommodation providers.