The Ullapool area offers access to some of the finest Loch Fishing in Scotland

A short journey northwards on the A835 towards Elphin are the famous limestone lochs of Assynt, these hold large numbers of wild brown trout, beautiful fish whose liking for the remote and scenic North Highlands only adds to their appeal. These are fish whose habits vary from loch to loch, providing challenge and variety for anglers of all abilities.


Traditional ‘loch style’ top-of-the-water fishing is prevalent here, with teams of 2 to 4 wet flies employed on a fast retrieved floating line. Many local anglers use this method but there is also scope for dry fly angling on floating line with slower retrieve. 


Come to our land of unsurpassed beauty and solitude, and enjoy an unforgettable angling holiday with fine fishing, fresh air and the freedom of the open hill and moor. As most of our angling visitors will confirm, this is an area which will capture your heart and make you want to come back time and time again.

Whether you're an expert angler or a beginner, you can easily escape from the crowds to enjoy superb angling backed up by easily-accessible advice and instruction, tackle and boats, and a range of accommodation to suit all needs and budgets.

Fishing permits available from Ullapool and Loch Inver Tourist Offices.