The rivers, given the right conditions, can be extremely productive with several rivers now experiencing year-on-year increases in catches due in no small part to the active management of the rivers by the owners, which are under single ownership in many cases.
Even if the rivers are unfishable due to lack of, or even too much, water the local areas offer some of the very best wild brown trout fishing to be had in Scotland.
From the great limestone lochs in Durness through to the myriad of lochs in Assynt there is something for every ability. Some of the lochs are on the roadside while others require a high degree of fitness and commitment being several miles off road in the wilderness.
There are also some great lochs to fish for sea trout, such as Loch Hope and Loch Maree. Fishing on these waters is usually done from ghillie-operated boats dapping for the sea trout - an experience once tried never to be forgotten.