Fishing on Loch Ness
miles from The Highland Club
The Highland Club has fishing rights from its shores on Loch Ness and the River Tarff. You are welcome to fish from either of these two locations for any fish, including trout, but NOT for salmon. Salmon fishing requires a permit. Please note there are no fishing rights over the Caledonian Canal.
ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING ON THE RIVER MORISTON
In the River Moriston you will find some of the finest salmon fishing in Scotland. The Glenmoriston Estate has the exclusive fishing rights for 12.5 miles of the river.
The Atlantic Salmon arrive in the river to spawn around November and December. The fishing season starts on 15 January for the spring salmon. The salmon come into the estuary beat which is just where the River Moriston runs into Loch Ness. The estuary is where most of the salmon is caught as they will not go further up the River Moriston until late May. By June the fish reaches the water below Inverwick.
During the fishing season The Glenmoriston Estate also have fishing from boats on Loch Ness. Salmon and brown trout can be fished for from the 15th March on Loch Ness and the River Moriston. You may also try some of the 21 hill lochs, with spectacular scenery and peaceful surroundings you can fish for wild trout.
Fishing on the estuary ends at the beginning of June. Fishing on the Loch and in the river pools finishes at the end of September.
For more information on how and where to get permits if you would like to fish on The Caledonian Canal or from a boat on Loch Ness please go to the website via the link on this page.