Lochaber fishing

For fishing as wild as the dramatic surrounding landscape, Lochaber, the area around Fort William in the stunning Scottish Highlands, is the perfect choice.

Here you can fish the 'Queen of Scottish salmon rivers' in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain or tempt wild trout from the icy waters of the country's deepest loch.

River Lochy with Ben Nevis in the background.

For salmon fishing the River Lochy is unrivalled on the West Coast of Scotland. Excellent runs of grilse and spring fish that regularly top 20lbs draw anglers from around the world. Anglers on more modest budgets can enjoy outstanding salmon and sea trout fishing on the Rivers Aline, Inverie, Nevis and Strontian when conditions are right. The immense scale of Lochs Arkaig and Morar is matched only by the ferocity of their ferox and beauty of their brownies.

Calm evening at the West end of Loch Arkaig

Lochs Arienas, Doilet and Dubh-Lochan may be smaller, but the trout are plentiful and you're unlikely to be sharing the water with anyone else. Discerning pike anglers eschew the crowded lochs of southern Scotland and head for Arkaig and Lochy, and just one look at the breathtaking coastline of Lochaber is enough to win the heart of any seasoned sea angler.

Morning mist over Morar

Lochaber is not a land of calm water and docile fish. Getting here as you pass through Glen Coe or Glen Mhor you will realise this place is unique - untamed and with fish to match. For fishing with a sense of the untouched and the wild, Lochaber will reward you with superb game, course and sea fishing against a backdrop of the most magnificent scenery.

To find out more about Lochaber's fisheries please click through to the individual fisheries

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