Where to Fish
Fishes well throughout the season with a good spring and summer run of salmon. The best of the spring fishing is from the middle of April-middle of June, with July and August providing the bulk of the summer fishing.
Has a similar pattern of Salmon Run to that of the River Garry, as all the Gary fish have to run through the River Oich.
Fishes best in spring with fish caught from opening day. The most productive months are March-May. Summer salmon do run the Moriston although they are rarely fished for.
It is worth noting that all the rivers in the Ness system are affected by hydro generation, particularly the Rivers Moriston, Garry and Oich. On these three rivers, the best fishing can be had whilst there is hydro generation. Always be aware that sudden fluctuations of these rivers are expected daily. The River Ness is affected as a consequence of the generation upstream, however the rise is minimal, due to a set of control gates at the top of the river.
Unbeknown to many, Loch Ness is a productive salmon loch, with fresh salmon to be caught throughout the season. The loch fishes particularly well in cold springs, when salmon are reluctant to enter the cold waters of it's tributaries. The summer run can also be prolific throughout the length of the loch, although areas such as the Invermoriston, Fortagustus and Dumnadrochit bays are regarded as the most productive.
Is the most productive section of the district, with prolific summer and autumn runs to be had from mid-June-October 15th. It is commonplace for rods to be catching sea liced salmon on the last day of the season.
Spring salmon are caught on the River although cold, low water is required for the best result.