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Salmon Fishing - River Ness Scotland

O. S. Map 26

The River Ness is a big river, carrying the water from its large catchment on the five mile journey from Loch Ness to Inverness and out into the Moray Firth. One of the most productive salmon rivers in the north of Scotland, the Ness produces six to seven hundred salmon in a season and some 200 sea trout.

The pattern of salmon runs on the River Ness has altered in recent years. The early runs of spring fish have decreased in favour of increasing runs of summer salmon and grilse. Much of the spring fishing on the Ness is done with the spinning rod, while any early fly fishing is done with long powerful rods of up to 17 feet and large tube flies fished on sinking lines. The summer sees a change to floating lines but long rods of between fifteen and seventeen feet are still favoured by the regulars on the Ness. The upper Ness beats are in private hands and may be difficult to get on but the Inverness Town water is run by the Inverness Angling Club and is available to visiting anglers on a day or weekly ticket at very reasonable cost.

For information and permits for the town water and the estuary sea trout fishing, contact J Graham, tackle merchant, Castle Street, Inverness. N.B. For the 2012 season, the Inverness Angling Club is offering associate membership to anyone in the UK for 165 per year. Applications to the membership secretary (see website below).

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For more information and photographs of the Inverness Angling Club water see:

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River Ness Fishing Map

River Ness 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. 

See Ordnance Survey Maps

River Ness

River Ness - salmon and sea trout fishing


River Ness - salmon fishing

    River Ness Angling Club


    The River Ness Salmon Fishing


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Mill Stream, River Ness Angling Club

River Ness above Inverness


Mill Stream, River Ness

River Ness Salmon Catches

See also Scottish Salmon and Sea Trout Catches

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