The Lealt is a spate river with salmon and
sea trout running as far as the waterfall. The permit is £10 for half a day with
a five fish limit. Fly fishing and spinning are permitted. Season: 15th
March to 15th October. The Lealt has, in recent years, been the most
productive of the association's rivers, although it only has one fishable pool,
below the Lealt Gorge waterfall.
Fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown
trout, the lower reaches being best.
A small river with runs of sea trout and
occasional salmon, entering the sea at Kilmaluag Bay in the north of the island
- fly, spin or worm allowed.
A small spate river with runs of salmon and
sea trout, running into Staffin Bay. Good brown trout in the upper reaches. Fly
Good pools at the river mouth, where salmon
and sea trout can be taken on a spate. Fly only.
Permits from Gordon Mackenzie, Uig Filling
Station - Lochs £8 a day, rivers £12 a day.
Fly only for Brown trout, salmon and sea
Good brown trout fishing, with some salmon
and sea trout. Fly preferred.
River Hinnisdal (North bank)
A good spate river for salmon and sea
trout - fly only.
Permits £20 per river per day or £25 to
cover all rivers in the group. Contact Peter and Berni Kinloch (tel: 01470
542458) or Mitchell Partridge, Gillie (tel: 01470 532487)
River Hinnisdal (South bank)
Spate river best after rain and below the
A87. Salmon, sea trout and brown trout. Fly only with catch and release for
wild salmon and sea trout.
Spate river at its best after rain. Sea
trout best at estuary, depending on tides. Good salmon pools above the road. Fly
only with catch and release for wild salmon.
River Haultin (North Bank)
Spate river with salmon, sea trout and brown
trout. Sea trout best in estuary but tide dependent. Fly only with catch and
release for wild salmon.
The River Snizort is the most productive of
the Skye rivers. Three Esses Ltd operates the fishing on the greater part
- some eight miles of the lower river. There are twelve beats on the river
running to the sea loch estuary from the flats in the hills. Wild trout abound
throughout the river but it is their migratory cousins, the salmon and sea
trout, which hold the greatest appeal for visiting anglers. The main runs begin
around the end of June or early July, depending on the flood tides, and continue
to the end of the season on October 15th. They find their way up the ten miles
to the feeder loch (Loch Duagrich) at the head of the Snizort. The best of the
fishing follows rain combined with a high tide.
Method: fly only except in big spates when
spinners are allowed, reverting to fly on the falling spate.
Beat Maps are available from the gillie's
Permit Price: £35 per rod per day, £20 per
half day, £180 per week (six days).
For more information contact Three Esses
Ltd, The Hatchery, Skeabost Bridge. Tel 01470 532297 or reception at Skeabost
Country House Hotel Tel 01470 532202.
Portree Angling Association
leases a stretch of fishing on the upper reaches of the Snizort. The Glenmore
beat sees a very good run of salmon and sea trout, with fifteen salmon caught in
2009. Also good brown trout fishing.
Fearann Eilean Iarmain area
Brown trout with sea trout on a spate. 15th
March to 5th October. Fly/worm/spinning. Permits £7.50 per day or £30
per week from the Estate Office, Isle of Ornsay, tel 01471 833266 or Hotel
Eilean Iarmain, tel 01471 833332
Clan Donald Trust Lands Area
Allt a Ghlinne (Gleann Meadhonach)
Salmon and sea trout possible. No permit