Fishing on Loch Morar
Loch Morar offers a great variety of fishing whether fishing from the bank, fly fishing from a drifting boat using traditional loch style or trolling the deeper water for the large ferox trout and salmon. Whether fishing round the many islands at the western end of the loch or exploring the wide bays on the southern shore the visiting angler will be spoilt for choice and variety.
The trout in Loch Morar are truly wild fish as the loch is one of the only large lochs in Scotland to be unaffected by the influences of fish farming. The average size of the trout is about ¾ lb but there are many caught every season up to 3 lb. Ferox trout have been recorded up to 15lb. Salmon and sea trout enter the loch from mid May, mostly the salmon are caught by anglers trolling on the loch though they are occasionally caught by fly anglers.
The bag limit is 8 brown trout and one salmon per day, all sea trout must be returned. Unless fish are to be kept for the table anglers are encouraged to return all fish caught. No salmon may bne killed before the 20th of June as part of a Lochaber wide conservation measure.
Along with most other West coast systems the Morar sea trout population crashed in the 1980s, a long term restoration programme, run by the Morar District Salmon Fishery sub Board, has seen numbers increase greatly.
Fishing season dates on Loch Morar are as follows: 15th March to 6th October
Guided Fishing Service
A guided (ghillie) fishing service is available on the loch. Enjoy a days fly fishing on Loch Morar in our new 19′ loch boat, trolling can be arranged as well but the boat is more suited to fly fishing. Tackle can be provided if necessary. Life jackets provided, all permits included in price: 2 Fishermen, full day (7hrs) £130.00; 2 Fisherman 1/2 day (4hrs) £80.00; 1 Fisherman full day £100.00; 1 Fisherman half day £60.00. For more information and bookings contact: Viv de Fresnes on:
Telephone: 01687 462 388
Mobile: 0778 743 1962
Loch Morar Boat Hire has six good boats with outboard motors that they hire out by the day or half day either for fishing or cruising on the loch. They provide life jackets which must be worn. Contact Ewen MacDonald, 01687 462520, for more information.