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Fishing

Garynahine Estate offers some of the finest fishing in Scotland.

...fishermans paradise.

The Estate owns the majority of the River Blackwater, consisting of some 3.5 miles of double bank fishing with 23 named pools and over 40 freshwater trout lochs.

There is fishing for 6 rods on the river, and a further 4 rods from the boats on the two best salmon lochs.

Trout fishing is in abundance on the other Estate lochs, many of which are connected to the River Blackwater, so there is always a chance of a salmon or a sea trout.

The fishings are let mainly to parties staying in the lodge on either a catered or self catering basis.

The let commences on a given Saturday afternoon until the following Saturday morning. No fishing is permitted on Sunday.

A sea going boat is available for bright, calm days when fishing on the river is unadvisable and sea fishing is preferable. Species caught locally include mackerel, pollock, coalfish, flounder and turbot.

The Blackwater River is a peat fed system which retains its water for a considerable time after rain. The fishing varies from streamy water to relatively still deep areas which fish in all heights of water. Salmon and Grilse normally enter the system towards the end of June and fishing continues until mid October.

All fishing is by fly only and single-handed 10ft rods are adequate to cover the river. A floating line is used in most conditions but a short sinking tip can be effective in high water. No wading is necessary although waders help to cross the river in high water.

Provided there is wind, which is frequent in the Hebrides, the river can be fished at any height. The best flies are: stoats tail, silver stoat, various muddlers, park shrimp, camasunary killer and trout flies in sizes 10 and 12. Small tube flies and cone-heads are used in high water during the Spring and Autumn.

The fishing's are let for sea trout, brown trout and salmon from the Spring and fishing by the day is available when the lodge is not occupied.

PS. to date our record season salmon
catch is 555!

If you would like further information on Garynahine Estate or
would like to make a booking please either call the Office Phone
01463 220333 our Cell Phone 07887 607777 or send us an
E-mail: info@garynahine-estate.co.uk

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