Salmon & Sea Trout – Loch More

A burn flows into Loch Stack in boathouse bay and this in turn flows from the Ghillies’ Loch, a short distance away. This loch is only available to estate workers in thanks for the efforts they make in helping guests.

However, the next loch in the chain is Loch More, connected to the Ghillies’ Loch by no more than 5 yards of shallow water which can be traversed by stepping stones.

Loch More is a longer thinner loch than Stack, with greater expanses of deeper water in the middle section. As a result, fishing takes place at either end of the loch with two beats allocated named Smiddy and Kinloch. Fishing is available on both but the hotel recommends the Kinloch end in preference. Salmon tend to pass the Smiddy end without stopping.

The charge for a boat for two people on the Kinloch end is £ 45 per day – a small price to pay for a good chance of migratory fish in magnificent surroundings. The services of a ghillie are not mandatory, as for Stack, due to the smaller area for fishing and general absence of unmarked underwater obstructions.

During the high days of the 60’s and 70’s More was often preferred for Sea Trout by Scourie anglers and days on it were booked way in advance.

Brown Trout and Char may be taken with a Brown Trout of 9 lbs being caught on the dap in the nineties. Char would be of a size similar to Loch Stack