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  1. Scotland
  2. Kyle Of Sutherland
  3. When to fish

When to fish

Length of season

The season opens on the 11th February and runs until 15 October. Anglers can expect to catch fish from the opening day onwards throughout the river, depending on the temperature and river heights.

Spring fishing

There is something really special about the first spring fish of the year, after the long absence of catches during the winter, the line tightens and the heart races. Spring salmon have a special beauty that other fish just cannot match. The early fish are not usually very big, averaging around 10 pounds, but as the spring run increases the fish get larger, with 20 pounders expected in May.

Summer fishing

The ghillies on the rivers maintain the grilse always arrive during Wimbledon fortnight which usually starts during the third week of June. From then on the runs of these small 4-6 pound fish slowly build in numbers. The beat can be quiet one minute then suddenly burst into life as a run of grilse enter the pools.

Summer on the Shin


Returning a salmon on the Shin.



A salmon when the river in spate(high water)Cassley.


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