Loch Ness Inverness for Anglers

An Angler's Paradise

Fisherman with his catch on the river Ness

The Inverness and Loch Ness area is an angler’s paradise, with easily accessible game fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout in rivers and lochs set amidst stunning scenery. At the heart of this resource are the Rivers Oich and Moriston, home waters for big spring salmon, and the River Ness, a summer and autumn fishery flowing for some six miles from the famed loch to the sea.

The lower three miles of the Ness is managed by Inverness Angling Club, whose members can justly claim to have made a significant contribution to game angling in Scotland and further afield through the innovation and skills of its members, producing world champion Speycasters and inventing iconic salmon flies such as the Hairy Mary and Black Shrimp.

There’s no guarantee of catching a ‘monster’ on the River Ness. But the club’s waters offer enjoyable, moderately priced angling on a beautiful river that has built a solid reputation for its fine catches of salmon, grilse and sea trout. These clear, streamy waters, where there is always a chance of a fish, have delivered years of pleasure for the region's anglers and visitors from many parts of the UK and overseas. The five-year average catch up to 2014 was 228 salmon and grilse.

Visiting anglers are guaranteed a warm Highland welcome. During the peak of the season, from June to October, club members at the riverside huts by the Little Isle and Mill Stream pools will offer tea or coffee while briefing you on catches and the best pools to fish.

The club looks forward to helping visiting anglers get as much pleasure from the fishings as locals. Meantime, further information is available through the angling club web site - www.invernessanglingclub.co.uk