Two beats, with two rods per beat - rods usually swap beats at 5pm.
Two ghillies- full-time .
Two lunch huts and one main hut with rod room and WC.
This beat deosn NOT provide fishing equipment. It can be hired from Grahams of Inverness.
25 July 2017, Please note, Scottish Canals are currently carrying out vital repair work to the weir at Loch Dochfour, which may result in some minor disruption to fishing in the Weir Pool of the Upper Beat. Other pools are unaffected by the works. If you would like further information, please contact Gabraith on 01463 224343.
Exclusive salmon and sea trout fishing, comprising of two beats on the renowned Dochfour fishings. Located on the upper reaches of the River Ness, four miles west of Inverness.
There are 6 named pools on each beat.
The beats generally hold fish for most of the season but this depends on the time of year.
Loch Ness acts as a filter and as a result the river Ness never colours in a flood and its rare that you cant fish because the waters to high , also with a dry summer we still fish with in low water witch helps slow fish down when there running each.
From June onwards 15ft rods are normally used with floating lines and sinking tips a common set up.
Cascades, Ally shrimps and Silver stoats catch the most fish with Sunrays and Hitch flys becomming more popular in very low water.
Spinning is allowed down to the ghillies discression, wading is easy and chest waders are required even in low water, and boats are used to fish some of the wider pools.
The first fish are normally caught in March, with May the best spring month, August and September the best months, and October now becoming a good month too with fresh fish.
11.5lbs was the average size of salmon last season with 21lb the best.
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