Welcome to the update page of Portree Angling Association.
2020 will go down in angling history as the most extra ordinary season in living memory.
The season on the lochs opened on the 15th March and closed almost immediately. Only re opening for members in June and visitors in mid July.
All competitions were cancelled throughout the season.
Fishing itself, once re commenced, was sporadic, the first salmon was reported off the Snizort in late June and runs continue throughout the season when rain permits- not a problem on Skye!
The rainbow trout in Loch Leathan had over wintered very successfully, with thumping fish in the 4 and 5lb mark being encountered.
Brown trout fishing on our many wild and remote lochs proved very popular with members and visitors alike.
Members and visitors are reminded that Covid Virus restrictions remain in place and all should adhere to social distancing and carry and use hand sanitisers when touching gates, fences and angling equipment.
Visitor permits can be obtained from Inside Out, the outdoor clothing shop in Portree.
An “all river and loch bank permit “ can be obtained for a modest £15 per day.
The season for brown trout fishing, all lochs and rivers, ends on the 30th September.
Migratory fish, salmon and sea trout, ends on the 15th October.
Rainbow trout, loch Leathan only ( Large Storr Loch) ends on the 30th November.
Boats are available, on specified lochs, until the 25th September.
On behalf of the management committee I would like to thank all our members and visitors for your continued support during this, the most difficult of angling years.
We hope to see you all back by loch and river next season, hopefully when a vaccine may have been discovered, and thereby allow us to return to more “normal” times.
All the very best – stay safe,
15th September 2020.
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