Fishing in the far north of Scotland starts very early on in the year. The earliest seasons include the River Carron in Easter Ross, the Helmsdale, the Kyle Rivers and the Thurso which all open on 11 January. The latest rivers close on 31st October and include the Carron Wester Ross, Dionard and Wick.
The fishing on the rivers of the far north is generally best after some rain when a spate will bring fish into the rivers in numbers. The fishing picks up as the season progresses with July onwards providing the best of the sport.
The rivers can all be fished with single-handed rods although some anglers do prefer longer double-handed rods which can provide greater control of the fly.