About the river

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.




Naver Location

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.

Contact details

FishPal Ltd
Stichill House
Tel: 01573 470612