Fishing at Scourie, Scotland
Scourie, lying just to the south of the famous
sea bird sanctuary of Handa Island on the west Sutherland coast, is well
known to Scottish anglers as a superb centre for exploring the
endless fly fishing opportunities offered by the surrounding area.
Hundreds a of trout lochs, some easily accessible, others requiring
a fair bit of effort to reach on foot, all holding hard fishing wild
Scottish brown trout. Much of the fishing is managed by the Scourie
Hotel or by the local Angling Club.
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
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.