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Salmon Fishing - River Nairn Scotland

O. S. Map 27

The River Nairn is a productive salmon and sea trout river, although the sea trout fishing is not perhaps what it once was. Spring runs have declined but a few are still caught as early as March or April. July can see excellent catches of sea trout and can also be a good salmon month, given rain, with the summer run continuing into August and September.

Something in excess of 500 salmon can be expected in a season. The sea trout fishing can be good, with fish entering the river from May onwards, although recent seasons have seen a decline in sea trout numbers. For much of its thirty five mile length, the narrow River Nairn is characterised by deep tree lined pools, excellent holding pools easily covered by a ten foot single hander.

The lower nine miles of the river are controlled by the Nairn Angling Association, for which local members now pay an annual subscription of 135 and "outwith" members (members living outwith the Nairn area) 195, with a 15 joining fee for new members.

The Association beats are also available to the visitor on a daily or weekly ticket. Visitors' day permits will now cost 35, weekly tickets 135. Contact P Fraser, TV & Radio, 41 High Street, Nairn. See more River Nairn Photos

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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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