Loch Arkaig


Loch Arkaig - Scotland

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Loch Arkaig is a long narrow loch roughly 19km by 1km. The loch has excellent wild brown trout populations and is well known for its large specimen pike. Bank and boat fishing are both available.

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Cradled amongst magnificent mountains and ancient Caledonian Pine forest Loch Arkaig stretches for 19km through some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. The loch is well known for its trout populations (both wild brown and ferox trout) and large specimen pike. It is one of the few lochs in Scotland where these magnificent large trout can be caught on the fly.The loch is large and lighlty fished, so it is always possible to find a quiet spot. A road runs along the north side of the loch providing access to bank fishing and there is a slipway at the east end of the loch for launching boats. The loch is covered by a protection order and fishing is by permit only.

The trout fishing season runs from March 15th to October the 6th and fishing is at its very best from April-early June and in August to September. Traditional drift fishing over shallow water around the loch margins can result in excellent catches of brown trout, with fish generally averaging 3/4lb.
Ferox are caught both on the fly and trolling, with fish in double figures not uncommon. The best fishing times for Ferox are traditionally early or late in the season, though double-
figure fish are caught throughout.

Good pike fishing can be found in some of the weedy bays (see fishery map) and several fish over 30lbs have been caught. Pike are generally difficult to catch during the breeding season (early April), and the best fishing is from May onwards.

Loch Arkaig is 8 miles from the nearest shop and 15 miles from the nearest garage so come prepared! Mobile phone coverage is very limited so expect to be out of communication and enjoy some uninterrupted fishing.


 

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