The Balmore fishing on the River Glass is located in beautiful Strathglass, one of Scotland’s most picturesque locations and the gateway to Glen Affric. Whilst the River Glass is by definition a tributary of the River Beauly, it’s also a fine salmon river in its own right and Balmore is arguably the best fly water of all the Glass beats.
Balmore offers 1.25 miles of left bank fishing with 9 named pools, each very different with a number of pools best fished from the bank and wading required at others. The Glass at Balmore is a substantial river and the beat is best fished with a double handed rod of either 14’ or 15’ and having a selection of sinking tips to hand is highly recommended. The system is hydro controlled, and so it’s rare for summer or autumn fishing to be affected by a lack of water.
The grilse normally start to run from mid June and the beat holds fish all the way through to the close of the season on the 15th of October.
A new fishing hut was added at the Road Pool in 2010 to complement the smaller hut at the middle beat by The Pot and many bank improvements have been undertaken. There is parking for two cars at the north western end of the beat around 100m from the Road Pool. Access to the rest of the best is on foot from this point.
As well as salmon fishing, Balmore offers good trout fishing with the largest specimen of 2010 taken from Balmore Run at a shade over 5lbs.
You can find a beat map here.
Balmore House is a beautifully renovated stone house and is available to let with the fishing, or indeed on its own if not previously let to parties fishing Balmore. Full details of Balmore House can be seen here.