Fishing is a popular outdoor activity in the Inverness area. With easily accessible game fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout in rivers and lochs, set amidst the stunning scenery of the Scottish Highlands. The best time for fishing is between July and September. And there’s something to suit everyone, from all ages and levels of ability. Making this an incredible destination for fishing holidays in Scotland.
At the heart of this resource are the Rivers Oich and Moriston, home waters for big spring salmon. And also the River Ness, a summer and autumn fishery flowing for some six miles from loch to the sea. Other popular spots include the Caldonian Canal, River Garry, Loch Dochfour and Loch Ness.
Please note, permits are required for fishing in many of these waterways. Always check the permit rules in each area before you begin fishing, and only fish in season. FishPal is a useful website for booking permits and finding fishing information and advice. Such as the latest catches, river levels and daily alerts. Also, check out Graham’s of Inverness, located on Castle Street in Inverness, for fishing tackle and supplies in the local area.
The lower three miles of the River Ness are managed by Inverness Angling Club and visiting anglers are guaranteed a warm Highland welcome. There’s no guarantee of catching a ‘monster’. 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.
Local companies offer fishing lessons for all levels and abilities. What’s more, some can arrange guided fishing trips and bespoke Inverness fishing holidays on lochs and rivers. For more information see Fish Loch Ness, Culligran Fishing and You Fish Scotland.