This week so far
See each day's largest fish and individual beat catches on our Latest Catches
which is updated page each time a ghillie uses the automatic reporting system.
Last updated: Tuesday 29th June
First ever interactive OS map for
For the first time ever anglers can access detailed online maps of the
remote rural area of Assynt through a new interactive web guide which uses
Ordnance Survey digital mapping technology.
This online OS fishing map dedicated to Assynt, North West Scotland is the
first of its kind and could pave the way for other rural areas in the UK to
develop their own collaborative web maps for fishing.
Anglers can click on markers for particular lochs, rivers or sea fishing
spots, posting comments about the best lochs they have fished, tackle they
used, what they caught and their experience of fishing in the area. Photos
can be uploaded and added to map markers helping anglers build a useful
visual record of the area.
The result is a live, comprehensive web guide to fishing in Assynt - with
over 75 lochs and many river and sea fishing locations in the area mapped -
generating up-to-date information about the top places to fish. The tool
will help inform local groups about who is fishing where and what they are
The website is part of case study research on Angling in Assynt, with
anglers also being encouraged to complete an online survey and online catch
returns. The research aims to gather information on both anglers'
experiences in Assynt, what they spend and what they catch. Very little is
known about the role that angling plays in rural communities and social
research co-operative Substance has developed the mapping tool as part of
their wider research into the Social and Community Benefits of Angling which
is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.
Dr Adam Brown, Director of Substance, who is leading the research,
commented: "We want as many anglers as possible to add their knowledge to
this mapping tool and take part in our catch return and Assynt angling
surveys. We’re using Assynt as a case study to provide evidence of the
positive role that angling can play in rural communities and by
contributing, anglers can support angling development in this remote area."
Media Enquiries: Rowan Atkins
M: 07834 158 725
Beat catches reported
(week ending 18th May)
SALMON & GRILSE: River Borgie 10.
Total: 10 Largest: River Borgie 18lbs
TROUT: None reported
TROUT: None reported