Welcome to the update page of Portree Angling Association.
The Club was formed in 1955 and has a long association with protecting and developing the angling opportunities on the Island for members and visitors alike.
Our fishings cover over 20 lochs, 8 rivers and streams. Most are leased although we own the fishing rights to the Storr Lochs, our premiere waters in the shadow of the World famous Old Man of Storr.
Game fish in our waters range from Salmon, sea trout, brown and rainbow trout and arctic char. In recent years even sea bass have been taken on the fly in estuarial waters.
"Skye has been experiencing a 7 week drought since early April but despite that the fishing has been excellent assuming you made the right choices.!The warm weather has brought our loch fishing on very well with reports from the many hill lochs being excellent with plump well fed and hard fighting wild brown trout being reported throughout. Many of these lochs require a hike in but its a great way to spend a day out and can be a good way to encourage the younger members of your families to try a cast with a rod. Fish here tend to be less wary of a fly line and once a youngster catches a fish it increases their tendency to be "hooked" to our sport. I was over at Eynort, not fishing but walking up Beinn Breac last week, and at 1300 feet (436mtrs) came across an unnamed lochan where trout were rising- amazing that these populations have been here since the last ice age!
The Storr lochs have equally been fishing well with browns in peak condition on Fada and rainbows providing exciting sport on Leathan. Both bank and boat fishing producing fish.
When I was out this week I saw the first Mayfly on Leathan and many Sedges . With the warm sultry weather the trout are free rising and it is exciting to see them come up to the fly.
The bag limit is 2 rainbows on Leathan with all browns to be returned.
Browns, 3 fish over 10 inches on Fada and all hill lochs.
The first sea trout have been reported being caught off the tide in estuaries and it will not be long until we can expect the salmon to appear, given some significant rain which surely cannot be far off !
All salmon must be returned.
All loch fishing is fly only.
All salmon must be returned unharmed.
Any brown trout caught in Loch Leathan must also be returned to assist their recovery.
The bag limit for rainbow trout is two fish.
Anglers can continue to fish after reaching their bag limit on a catch and release basis where barb less hooks are recommended.
Enjoy your fishing.