Nairn Angling Assoc


River Nairn - Scotland

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The Association has 6 miles of fishing offering arguably some of the best salmon and sea trout association water in Scotland.

The River Nairn rises in headstreams, on the slopes of Carn Ghriogair in the Monadhliath Mountains and flows north-eastwards through Strathnairn for 38 miles, to empty into the Moray Firth at Nairn.


The fishings are over some 4 beats and there are 34 named pools which include some excellent fly water.

Methods are mainly fly but worming and spinning are allowed depending on level markers.
Given favourable conditions, there is every chance of hooking a fish from opening day onwards. For a relatively small river, it can be very productive, both in terms of quality and size of fish with salmon up to 20 lbs and sea trout up to 6 lbs caught each season. Fishing after a rise in water levels, the visitor can easily account for 2 -3 fish in a day.
Often referred to as "The Little Gem" the Nairn can provide fantastic sport for local anglers and visitors alike. It is still a Grade 1 river due to its prolific catches and its annual smolt trapping catches are some of the best in Scotland.
Visitors are made very welcome by the local anglers who are helpful in assisting them when they take a permit to fish this fine wee river.
Several big floods have occurred during the close season, and some bank damage has occurred, but the pools are in good order for the new season.

Season permits are available now and some outwith the Nairn area annual permits are sometimes available.

Work parties will be out in February clearing paths and fallen trees in preparation for the opening of the river.

The season runs from 3 rd March until 7 th October.


 

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paneliconLATEST REPORT
Sun 11th April

Heavy snow showers and hail kept most anglers inside this week but Gordon Rennie persevered and was rewarded with a nice 8 lb salmon. This is the Nairns 1 st fish of the season so well done Gordon, and wins him the David Ramsey trophy. It looks like next week will be cold again but hopefully more fish will be caught, after a disappointing start..


Sorry - due to SEPA's ransomware attack, their data feed to us has stopped, so we are unable to give you river levels here until it resumes.

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This is a weekly fishing permit for Under 16, that can fish any six days straight. Ie Monday-Saturday, or Tuesday-Monday. Vaild for 2020 salmon season only and all salmon to be returned.
 
Adult weekly Ticket 2020, This is for six days fishing. Monday to Saturday, or Tuesday to Monday Inclusive. One fish per season/week can be taken but all fish ideally should be returned. Please call Alastair Skinner the Baliff with your start date.