Brown Trout Highland Loch Fishing
eople come from all over the world to fish Highland lochs for their wild Brown Trout. Our local lochs produce excellent wild trout, and the occasional salmon, although these are rare. Loch Shin and Loch Merkland also have a population of Artic Char that can be caught on the fly occasionally.
The Overscaig House Hotel has gained an excellent reputation over many years as a traditional Sutherland fisherman’s haven with fishing rights on Loch Shin, Loch Ghriama and Loch Merkland all within a short distance from the hotel. With 5 boats available there are plenty of good drifts where you could find that record breaking trout and many believe that the British record will be broken by a trout from Loch Shin.
The fishing records here go back to the 1870’s and Lochs Shin, Ghriama and Merkland have consistently given fishermen a “good bag” for their efforts. Most see fish about ¾ – 1lb with many catching fish between 2 -4 lbs. If you want to download the hotel’s fishing records – click here.
Give us a call in advance to book a boat and if you need a ghillie for the day we can arrange that for you. Also, we can arrange salmon fishing on some of the local lochs with enough notice – the boats get booked early!