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Trout Fishing at Halkirk, Scotland

Halkirk lies to the south of Thurso in northern Caithness, just about as far north as you can get on the Scottish mainland, and is an excellent centre from which the trout fisherman can explore the superb loch fishing of Caithness, on famous trout lochs like Watten, Calder, Heilen and St John's.  Trout fly fishing at its very best.

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew.

Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O.S. Map number.

See Ordnance Survey Maps

 

Caithness trout fishing

Loch Calder

 

 
 

 

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Halkirk, Caithness - Fishing Map

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs in the Halkirk area with location maps

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Halkirk - Trout Fishing Lochs

TROUT LOCHS

OS MAP No.

 MAP

Loch Watten

12 view map
Loch Calder 12 view map

Loch Scarmclett

12 view map
St John's Loch   12 view map
Loch Heilen  12 view map
Loch Toftingall 12 view map
Loch Shurrery 12 view map
Loch of Wester 12 view map
Loch of Bushta 12 view map
Many Lochs 12 view map
Sanders Loch 12 view map
Black Loch 12 view map
Loch Long 12 view map

Angling Clubs and Associations

Dunnet Head Angling Club - Hugo Ross, Fishing Tackle, High Street Wick

St John's Loch Angling Improvement Association - Hugo Ross, High Street, Wick

Dounreay Fly Fishing Association - 13 Calder Drive, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7NH

The Association owns 15 boats on 10 lochs in Caithness and Sutherland. Three of the boats, on Lochs Calder, Watten and Scarmclate, are available to visitors visitors at £20 a day or £80 a week (maximum 3 anglers per boat).

 

Trout fishing Halkirk

Loch Calder

 

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