The Snizort is the main Salmon river on the Isle of Skye and the Sonas Collection Group own the fishing rights for its entire length.
The river has twelve beats, with the first two including the sea pool being situated within the grounds of the Skeabost House Hotel.
Some of the best holding pools are in the middle section of the river known locally as “the flats” (beats 3 – 7). These beats are only a short drive from the hotel and get most of the angling effort throughout the season.
The character of the river changes as you move on to the upper stretches, with gorge pools and streamy glides to explore for the more adventurous angler (beats 8 to 12).
As the Snizort is a typical highland spate river, it is dependent on rainfall to create favourable fishing conditions. The best conditions are the days following a heavy downpour, when the river has risen in height. Fish start to rest in the various pools as the spate recedes, temporarily halting their journey to the spawning grounds in the hills of Glenmore.
Sea Trout follow the Salmon up the river and they can provide good sport in lower water conditions on single handed rods. Although they are smaller in stature, they are hard fighting and acrobatic when hooked.
The best fishing months are July to October.
The 5 year average catch return is 71 Salmon & 41 Sea Trout.
Beats are allocated on a rotational basis on the day by the Ghillie. All day rods to meet the Ghillie at the front of the Skeabost House Hotel for beat allocaitons.
For more information or to enquire about availability or accomodation at the Skeabost House Hotel, please contact the Ghillie Danny Docherty who will be happy to answer any of your questions.