Salmon Fishing - River Brora Scotland
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The Brora is an excellent spring
salmon river, fishing well from its opening at the beginning of
February through to May. Water from the upper Brora is diverted via
aqueduct to the Shin system, so the Brora is not entirely a
naturally flowing river. This however does not have too great an
adverse effect on the fishing.
The upper Brora is joined by the
Blackwater at Balnacoil and together, they flow, as what is known as
the upper river, the short distance to Loch Brora, from which the Lower
Brora then flows the further three miles to the sea. The lower Brora is
divided into two beats, which fish well in the spring months, with as
many as a hundred fish taken in February alone. The Brora also has good
runs of summer and autumn fish. The upper river can fish well, outdoing
the lower river, for both salmon and sea trout from June onwards, given
good water. Loch Brora can be fished from May onwards for salmon and
Both loch and river are also
renowned for sea trout, giving good sport in July. The first runs of sea
trout arrive in May but generally run quickly into the upper river.
There is a tidal stretch of half a mile which can be fished by visitors
from May till the end of the season on 15th October.