Portree Angling Association

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The Association leases all the loch fishing on the east side of the Trotternish Ridge (except for Loch Liuravay) and, on the west side, the loch beside the Coastguard Cottages at Duntulm and Loch Sneosdal above Balgowan north of Uig.  We also have the fishing in Lochs  Connan and Ravag, accessed from the minor road from Portree to Struan, in Bracadale.  All the lochs contain brown trout except Loch Mealt, which is unique in Europe, containing Arctic Char and no brown trout.

 

The hill lochs have a limited food supply, consequently the fish remain comparatively small.  They rise readily to the fly in good conditions and for their size give excellent sport on light tackle, but they are lightning fast and you have to be very quick to hook them.

Some of the lochs are remote and are only reached by a long walk, sometimes over difficult terrain.  However, you will find perfect solitude, save for the occasional eagle or red deer.

Boats are available on Loch Connan (permits available from Island Cycles) otherwise all the lochs are fished from the bank.  All lochs are fly fishing only.  

 

Loch Mealt - NG505650 

Ample parking is available in the car park at the sea end of the loch.

 

Loch Cuithir - NG475596   

Park in the quarry by the A855.  Cross the road and follow the track to the loch .

 

Maligar Lochs

Loch Cleap – NG467662

Loch Dubhar-sgoth – NG457640

Loch Corcasgil – NG452642

Park at Maligar road end.

 

Brogaig  Lochs

Loch Cleat – NG447672

Loch Leum na Luirginn  - NG447676

Park at the cemetery car park on the Brogaig – Uig road.

 

Flodigarry Lochs

Loch Fada – NG458696

Loch Droighinn – NG455712

Loch Langaig – NG467707

Loch Hasco – NG456701

 

Park at grid ref: 464709  on the A855 by the track to Loch Langaig.  The other lochs are a short walk away.

 

Coastguard Loch - NG416742  (Park with care by the loch.)

Loch Sneosdal - NG414692  (Park with care at Heribusta and walk in)

 

Loch Connan - NG387430

 

Park at NG394425 by the B885 and follow the indistinct track going NW over boggy ground to the loch

 

Loch Ravag - NG380450

 

Park at NG397430 at the track end on the B885 Portree to Struan road.  Follow the forestry track going NW and take the fork leading off to the right after about 1.25 miles.  

 

 

 

 

Many of the Lochs are dangerous to wade, having very soft and uneven beds and deep holes. Fish from the bank where possible and wade only where you are sure of finding firm

and even ground.