Fishing in and around Torridon

Fishing in Coire Mhic Fhearchair in discover torridon fishing section

Lochan fishing, Torridon

Wild brown trout caught in Loch Cabar in discover torridon fishing section

Wild brown trout, Loch Cabar, Torridon

Fancy a spot of fishing? Well pack your rods and bring your flies, as Torridon has plenty to offer.

Torridon offers some of the best brown trout fishing to be found in Scotland. The estates of Torridon, Ben Damph and Coulin offer some superb loch fishing which can be booked via their estate offices. They also offer some salmon fishing.

But if you fancy something a bit more wild and remote, and don’t mind the walk, one of the greatest attractions for fishermen is the hunt for wild brown trout in the large number of hill lochs around Torridon.

Many of the lochs, such as Lochan Sgearaich near Craig, or Loch Cabar in the wilderness behind Liathach are rarely visited, but provide some fine fishing opportunities.

Fishing boats moored in Gairloch, in the Scottish Highlands

Fishing boats, Gairloch

Creels pots on Diabaig pier, in Torridon, Scottish Highlands

Creels pots, Diabaig

The nutrient rich seas off the Torridon coast provide for some great sea angling. Whether you are casting your rod from the shoreline or from one of the chartered angling trips which can be taken from Shieldaig or Gairloch, there are plenty of species to tantalise with your bait – mackerel, pollack, ling, dogfish wrasse and whiting, to name just a few.

And lets not forget the wonderful array of shellfish the area has to offer. Why not take the opportunity to take a shellfish safari trip on a working fishing boat, and help haul in the creels, full of langoustines, crabs, lobsters, and squat lobsters? You may even be able to take some home!