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Salmon Fishing - River Carron Scotland

O. S. Map 21

The River Carron is a spate river which flows eastwards joining the Kyle of Sutherland at Bonar Bridge in Easter Ross. The Carron draws water from a large catchment but a valuable part of the upper river has been diverted, taking water into the Conon system. Good spring fishing on the lower river and summer sport on the upper beats.

The river Carron relies on rainfall to fish well and can rise and fall very quickly. Because of its mountainous upper catchment, the early season flow is helped by snow melt and the lower pools, the Raven, Whirl Pool and up as far as Gledfield, can fish well even as early as January, with the spring fishing continuing till early May. June sees the start of the sea trout run, along with grilse and summer salmon, which move quickly through to the upper beats, which see the best of the summer sport.

Although the entire river has traditionally been in private hands and access strictly limited, with a lengthy waiting list for rods, rods may now be available, through letting agents CKD Galbraith at a cost in the region of 150 to 300 per rod per week.


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River Carron Fishing Map

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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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