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Trout Fishing at Melvich, Scotland

Melvich, situated at the mouth of the river Halladale, in Sutherland, makes an ideal base from which to explore the wonderful trout fishing in and around Strath Halladale. The angler is spoilt for choice here with numerous lochs, all holding good stocks of wild trout of two or three to the pound and some will hold much bigger trout. Finding out which ones might keep the trout fisherman happily occupied for many seasons.

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

River Halladale

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Melvich, Sutherland - Fishing Map

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Trout Loch Fishing

Forsinard Flyfishers Club

A new fly fishing club formed recently to enhance the fishing opportunities available in the Strath Halladale area for the local community and visiting anglers.

Membership is open to all, with initial membership fees kept as low as possible. Seasonal membership is very reasonably priced, which covers all bank fishing with no further cost, although fishing sessions must be booked on individual lochs online via the website. The 41 lochs available for members to bank fish represent amazing value and fantastic variety. Boats are available for members on 10 lochs with a minimal charge applying.

Melvich - Trout Fishing Lochs

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




Loch Ahrugan

10 view map
Loch Gaineimh 10 view map
Loch Buidhe Beag 10 view map
Loch Buidhe Mor 10 view map
Loch nam Breac Beag 10 view map
Loch nam Breac Mor 10 view map
Loch Baligill 10 view map
Loch Achridigill 10 view map
Loch na Beag 10 view map
Loch Caol 10 view map
Loch na Gall 10 view map
Loch na Seilge 10 view map
Loch Achran 10 view map
Loch Thormaid 10 view map
Loch Suorach 10 view map
Loch of Skail 10 view map
Loch Meala 10 view map
Loch na Caorach Mor 10 view map
Loch nan Clach 10 view map
Loch na Ba Idhre 10 view map
Loch Scye 10 view map
Loch Chaluim 10 view map
Loch Tuim Ghlais 10 view map
Loch Strathy 10 view map
Loch Suidhe 10 view map
Loch nam Breac 10 view map
Loch Crocach 10 view map
Loch Saird 10 view map
Loch Sainn 10 view map
Loch Grosgagh 10 view map
Loch Ealach Beag 11 view map
Loch Ealach  Mor 11 view map
Loch na Cloiche 11 view map
Loch Sletill 11 view map
Loch Leir 11 view map
Loch a Mhuilinn 11 view map


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