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ADDITIONAL FISHING OBTAINED FROM JOHN MUIR TRUST

We now have the fishings owned by the John Muir Trust on the south side of the Cullins.This comprises of:-Loch Coruisk, Loch na Creitheach, Loch an Athaim above and the connecting river but EXCLUDING the outflow from Loch na Creitheach to the sea.and also Loch na Sguabaidh and the river from it to the sea.

These lochs give members and visitors to fish for salmon and sea trout on lochs. something the club never had until now.

These lochs have in the past had a reputation for huge Sea Trout and hopefully there will still be some about.They also have a run of salmon of decent size.

In an effort to encourage greater numbers of fish to return the fishing is entirely catch and release, and strictly fly only.This represents best practice as those who heard Peter Cunningham at the Spring General Meeting will be aware.

The fishing will be bank fishing only meantime except Loch na Sguabaidh where a boat may be placed later in the season.This loch has the easiest access, less than half a mile, with a track right to the lochside and level too. This one is fished fairly regularly and produces good sea trout.

It is appreciated that the first mentioned lochs represent a long walk in , or in the case of Loch Coruisk a boat ride. The JMT are relaxed about camping at the lochs so overnight stays are perhaps the way to go.

The Johnston's who own Camusunary House near the river from Loch na Creitheach have the rights exclusively on the riverand also rights to fish the lochs. Please observe the usual courtesy when dealing with them or their guests on the lochside.

These extra fishings represent continuing efforts by the committee to increase the range and scope of fishing available to members and visitors at reasonable cost.

The committee hope you will enjoy the opportunity this represents.

Please let a committee member know if you have fished any of the above and your opinion of the fishing.

Permits are available from the Elgol Shop and Tea room.
They cost £12 per day.

Fishing is by fly only and entirely catch and release.

The restrictions are to try and re-establish the once prolific runs of large Sea Trout for which the lochs were once famous.

Permits for Loch na Sguabaidh, Loch na Creitach and Loch Coruisk are available, bank only at £15 per day.The Blue Shed Café in Torrin and Elgol Stores in Elgol sell bank permits for all three lochs.

There is now a boat on Loch na Sguabaidh approx. 400 metres from the road bridge on the east bank.
Permits are available from the Blue Shed Cafe in Torrin for boat hire.
Phone:- 01471 822847
Visitors £30 per day for boat hire
£15 for days bank permit.
Members £2 per day boat hire
Please note members MUST show membership cards at the cafe to get the members rates.

Re Loch Duagrich:-
A loch which has a good head of Salmon and set trout from August onwards.
The boat is now at the loch beside the boatshed. £30 per day for visitors £2 for members
Both fishings are catch and release except for brown trout.
Bookings through Steve at Island Cycles for Loch Duagrich
Both fishings are catch and release except for brown trout.
Outboards allowed on the boats.

Catch returns should be made to the shop at Elgol or by post to the club Secretary.

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