Halkirk Trout Fishing

Needle Tubes and Tube Flies

Salmon Fishing

Trout Fishing

Sea Trout Fishing

Fishing Articles

Fishing Maps

Fly Tying

Site Contents


Salmon Fishing Scotland

Salmon - Where to Fish

Salmon Fishing Tackle

Salmon Fishing Tactics

Salmon Flies

Trout Fishing Scotland

Trout- Where to Fish

Trout Fishing Tackle

Trout Fishing Tactics

Trout Flies

Sea Trout Fishing Scotland

Sea Trout - Where to Fish

Sea Trout Tackle

Sea Trout Tactics

Sea Trout Flies

Fishing Maps of Scotland

Fishing Articles

Fly Tying

Fishing Photographs

Book of Flies

Fishing Diary

Where to Stay

Fishing Clubs

Fishing Tackle Shops

Fly Fishing Knots

Fishing Weather

Fishing Books

Salmon Recipes

Flies Online





Trout Fishing at Halkirk, Scotland

Halkirk lies to the south of Thurso in northern Caithness, just about as far north as you can get on the Scottish mainland, and is an excellent centre from which the trout fisherman can explore the superb loch fishing of Caithness, on famous trout lochs like Watten, Calder, Heilen and St John's.  Trout fly fishing at its very best.

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.

See Ordnance Survey Maps


Caithness trout fishing

Loch Calder


Book - Sea Trout Nights


HMH Tube Fly Tool




Grays of Kilsyth

Salmon Flies

Trout Flies

Fly Fishing Knots

Salmon Fishing Scotland

Trout Fishing Scotland

Sea Trout Fishing

Sea Trout Flies

Tube Flies

The Tube Fly Shop


 Salmon Spinhead
 Slim stainless steel salmon and sea trout flies



Halkirk, Caithness - Fishing Map

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs in the Halkirk area with location maps

click on map to select an area to enlarge

Halkirk - Trout Fishing Lochs




Loch Watten

12 view map
Loch Calder 12 view map

Loch Scarmclett

12 view map
St John's Loch   12 view map
Loch Heilen  12 view map
Loch Toftingall 12 view map
Loch Shurrery 12 view map
Loch of Wester 12 view map
Loch of Bushta 12 view map
Many Lochs 12 view map
Sanders Loch 12 view map
Black Loch 12 view map
Loch Long 12 view map

Angling Clubs and Associations

Dunnet Head Angling Club - Hugo Ross, Fishing Tackle, High Street Wick

St John's Loch Angling Improvement Association - Hugo Ross, High Street, Wick

Dounreay Fly Fishing Association - 13 Calder Drive, Thurso, Caithness, KW14 7NH

The Association owns 15 boats on 10 lochs in Caithness and Sutherland. Three of the boats, on Lochs Calder, Watten and Scarmclate, are available to visitors visitors at £20 a day or £80 a week (maximum 3 anglers per boat).


Trout fishing Halkirk

Loch Calder



[ Halkirk ] Lybster ] Melvich ] Forsinard ] Bettyhill ] Tongue ] Altnaharra ] Durness ] Rhiconich ] Scourie ] Lochinver ] Assynt ] Elphin ] Achiltibuie ] Ullapool ] Aultbea ] Poolewe ] Gairloch ] Kinlochewe ] Shieldaig ] Applecross ] Lochalsh ] Arisaig ] Ardnamurchan ] Morvern ] Fort William ] Glengarry ] Glenmoriston ] Lairg ] Strathpeffer ]

Trout and Salmon Fishing