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Sea Trout Fishing on River Shiel and Loch Shiel Scotland

O. S. Map 40

Loch Shiel, at seventeen miles long, is one of Scotland's longest lochs, linked to the sea by the short River Sheil. Both loch and river were once famed for their sea trout but the loch is rarely fished now for sea trout, owing to the dramatic collapse in sea trout stocks which has been seen in north west Scotland over the past twenty years. The loch might still produce good brown trout, averaging half a pound in weight.

 

The Shiel system is another casualty of the dramatic collapse in west highland sea trout stocks and might now be regarded more as a brown trout fishery, with a chance of taking an occasional salmon or sea trout.

 

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 River Shiel and Loch Shiel - Fishing Map

To view a larger scale map of a particular part of the Loch Shiel area click on a selected area of the map below.

River Shiel Map

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. 

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Interactive Map of River Shiel and Loch Shiel

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