Sea Trout Fishing on Loch Hope
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Loch Hope, fed by the six mile long Strathmore River, and drained by
the one mile long River Hope, has long been regarded as one of
Scotland's best sea trout lochs. Boats can be hired at both the
north and south ends of the loch and rods might be available on the
Strathmore river but only rarely on the River Hope.
Fishing on the loch is by fly only (including dapping), with the fishing
getting underway in June and continuing through July and August,
generally the best months on the loch. The Altnaharra has a number of
boats on the loch, which may be hired by visiting anglers. The Ben Loyal
Hotel also has a boat. A normal season might produce in excess of 500 sea trout with an average weight of two
pounds. Salmon are also caught, averaging around six pounds.
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