Fishing Hotels in Scotland

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Scottish Fishing Hotels, Guest Houses and B&Bs

Scotland is blessed with a wonderful variety of game fishing. Scottish fishing may mean different things to different fishermen, depending on the nature of his particular piscatorial obsession. The salmon fisherman might dream of fishing a famous beat on one of the renowned big four rivers, of casting a fly on the hallowed streams of the Dee, Spey, Tweed or Tay. Or he may see himself on the heather fringed banks of our wild northern salmon streams, casting a fly to summer grilse on the Naver, Dionard, Halladale or Borgie. The sea trout fisherman might dream of long productive drifts on west highland lochs or of soft summer nights on the middle beats of the Spey or Esk or Nith.

The brown trout man may find his paradise in the lochs of Sutherland or Orkney or Lewis or on the banks of the Don, Clyde or Tweed. While it is true that much of the best of Scottish salmon fishing is still a very private affair, reserved for the exclusive use of its owners or their privileged guests, and inaccessible to the angler of average means, the visitor to Scotland will nevertheless find many excellent opportunities for trout, salmon and sea trout fishing, much of it available through the managing estates, through local fishing clubs and associations or in conjunction with accommodation in the many traditional Scottish fishing hotels, which will happily cater for the very specific needs of visiting anglers. Such specialist hotels will be able to provide for the visiting fisherman's every need, advising prospective visitors on the fishing conditions, allocating fishing beats, adjusting meal times to fit the fishing timetable, providing packed lunches, or arranging the services of gillies to help the angler make the most of his fishing week.

Here I list details of Scottish fishing hotels, guest houses and B&Bs, with a bit of information about the fishing opportunities they offer. Those who own or run such fishing hotels in Scotland are invited to send details to me by e-mail for inclusion in the list below - see panel below for required information.

Fishing Hotels, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfast


If you own or run a fishing hotel, guest house or B&B in Scotland with access to local fishing and would like to be listed on this page, please send the following information to me by e-mail. Your hotel name and address, telephone number, e-mail address and website address if you have one. Give a description (of between 150 and 250 words) of your hotel, location and services plus information about local fishing opportunities available to visiting anglers, both resident and non resident, in your area, cost of permits, hotel waters, fishing club waters etc. Please include a photograph of your hotel and one of a local fishing river or loch. The aim of this page is to guide visiting anglers to quality hotel accommodation in Scotland linked to reasonably priced, publicly accessible Scottish game fishing.

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Scottish Fishing Hotels

Altnaharra Hotel

By Lairg

IV27 4UF

Telephone:  01549411222


The North West Highlands of Scotland is the magnificent location of the Altnaharra Hotel.  This fantastic hotel is one of the finest sporting and leisure hotels in Europe, at the heart of one of the world's greatest fishing destinations.

Originally a drover's inn, and with a history dating back to the late 17th century, the Altnaharra Hotel has been attracting guests from far and wide for over 170 years.  Retaining many of its period features reflecting its long history, the Altnaharra Hotel has been lovingly and meticulously restored and is now a luxury Scottish Highland getaway.

The unique culinary brilliance of our chef brings wonderful locally sourced produce to our menu.  Starting with a hearty breakfast guests are prepared for the day ahead, whether on the loch, the river or walking in the hills.

On their return, guests are treated to a delightful fine dining experience; with an abundance of fresh fish and game on our doorstep, our daily-changing menu includes delicious dishes using the freshest ingredients available.

The hotel has its own, private stretch of the River Mudale, and can periodically arrange fishing on a number of other Highland rivers including The Strathmore, the Naver and The Borgie, all famous for seasonal salmon and trout fishing.

In addition, numerous lochs are available for wild brown trout fishing. Boats are available to hire to explore the lochs and fish for trout in a uniquely spectacular landscape. See website for more information on fishing availability and prices. Fishing is sometimes available to non-residents.

For more information on the fishing in the area, see also Trout Fishing at Altnaharra

Muckrach Country House Hotel

Dulnain Bridge

Grantown on Spey

PH26 3LY

Telephone:  +441479 851 227


Muckrach Country House Hotel is located near to the idyllic village of Dulnain Bridge, not far from the popular travel destination of Aviemore. The hotel is a perfect choice for any angler wishing to fish on the River Dulnain or the River Spey. The hotel driveway is directly opposite the River Dulnain, with two named pools, The Fall and The Bulwarks, being the easiest to access. Overall, the River Dulnain consists of 30 named fishing pools, while the River Spey comprises 32 fishing pools of its own. The Spey is renowned as one of the finest place to fish for salmon and sea trout in the world and, together with the Dulnain, also gives the chance to fish for wild brown trout.

All fishing permits for the Spey and Dulnain are distributed by the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association. Visitors can obtain daily or weekly permits from Mortimer's Fishing Tackle shop in Grantown on Spey, with daily permits being 55 and weekly permits being 215. Reduced rates are available for those under age 16, aged 16 to 20, and those fishing before March 31st.

We are more than happy to help you organise your fishing trip, from licences to equipment to hiring a Ghillie, we will do our utmost to make sure that your experience of fishing in the Highlands is a fantastic one.

For more information, see Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing on the River Spey for more information about fishing on the Spey.

Oykel Bridge Hotel


By Lairg
IV27 4HE

Telephone:  01549 441 218




The Oykel Bridge Hotel is situated in Sutherland between Bonar Bridge and Lochinver in the far north of Scotland. One of the British Isles last great wildernesses. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty rich in wildlife, fabulous fishing and stunning scenery. The Oykel Bridge Hotel sits in the heart of this beautiful area and it has created a unique opportunity to really enjoy the Scottish highlands & Islands. The hotel has sixteen comfortable en-suite bedrooms. There is a public bar, cocktail bar and a spacious lounge. It prides itself on good wholesome highland cooking and a very warm welcome.

The River Oykel is one of the most famous and productive salmon fisheries in the Scottish Highlands. It is naturally split into two parts by the Falls, adjacent to the Hotel. Fishing is by traditional fly only and strict conservation rules have been in place for many years. Needless to say it is a very special privilege to fish the River Oykel, which unfortunately for new potential anglers, means it is fully booked years in advance and has been for many decades!

For more information, see Salmon Fishing on the River Oykel
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