Glenfinnan estate montage Photograph

Trout Fishing

The Lochan

Nestling beneath the Lodge lies the Lochan, specially created from marshland to provide some excellent trout fishing.

The Lochan is stocked with brown trout and fly fishing is available from both the extensive banks. Tackle is available for hire and instruction can be provided if booked in advance.

Loch Shiel

The River Finnan flows out into Loch Shiel adjacent to the National Trust site. Loch Shiel is 17 miles long and runs SW and out to the sea at Castle Tioram down the short River Shiel. The Loch gives some splendid views and has some lovely isolated beaches that are ideal for picnics and barbeques.

The Estate has a 16ft Orkney Longliner with 15hp outboard and rights for two rods on the Loch. Trolling, dapping and fly fishing are permitted between 1st April and 30th September.

Brown trout are plentiful and recent years have seen individual fish of over 13lb. Favourite methods are trolling and later in the season the fish rise readily to the fly.

Loch Shiel is famous for late runs of Sea Trout, although in recent years these have been scarce. Salmon numbers are rising again and there have been several good fish caught in 2004.

Estate Manager Alistair Gibson has a wealth of local knowledge and can arrange for a ghillie to accompany guests if required. Anyone interested in fishing should contact Alistair for advice.

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Lochan by Corryhully bothy, Glenfinnan estate
The Lochan
Monument at the head of Loch Shiel to the 1745 rising, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie
Loch Shiel
Fishing on Loch Shiel
Alistair Gibson at the helm on Loch Shiel