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Fishing Holidays at Eagle Brae

Fishing Holidays in Scotland

At Eagle Brae we offer luxury fishing holidays in Scotland to remember. Stay in one of our hand-crafted five-star log cabins in the Scottish Highlands, where you’ll be surrounded by nature and wildlife. Nestled on a hillside by Beauly in Inverness-shire, we are close to the rivers Glass and Farrar, along with several beautiful lochs. We offer a variety of salmon, trout and pike fishing activities, which you can take enjoy during your stay with us.

Luxury Self-Catering Holidays in Scotland with Fishing

Salmon Fishing

The best salmon pools are on the last quarter miles of the rivers Farrar and Glass, up to and including the junction where they meet and become the river Beauly. Fishing for salmon is by fly only and the salmon run from July through to the end of the season on 15th October. Salmon average around 5 lb, but it’s possible to catch much bigger specimens. (In October 2018, Eagle Brae owner, Mike, caught a 19 lb salmon in the river Farrar. The biggest salmon caught in the river since 1947!)

Trout Fishing

Guests can spin or fly fish for trout in either the river Glass or the river Farrar. Both are great for trout. The Farrar has a higher quantity, but of a smaller size. Whereas the Glass has fewer, but they average much bigger.

Alternatively, guests may choose to fish a small wee hill loch called Loch an Airidh Fhroaich, a beautiful little sheltered loch in the native Caley pinewood of Strathfarrar. Here, the trout average around 1 lb, which is a very good average weight. We also offer fishing at the 12-mile-long Loch Monar, from our own boat. Ghillies are essential on Loch Monar as knowledge of the local water and hazards is crucial. In the right conditions, Monar can produce a handsome bag of trout at a good size, in spectacular remote scenery.

Pike Fishing

Pike are best caught on lures, spinners, plugs and dead bait and are great fun to catch. Our guests can fish for them in the river Glass, where they grow very large. Every year, we manage to catch and release pike weighing 20 lb. And in 2018, we recorded one of 33 lb! We like to release all big pike as they are beneficial apex predators in a freshwater environment. One of the best spots for pike fishing is the bay right in front of the Eagle Brae entrance.

Fly Fishing near Inverness

Book Your Fishing Activities at Eagle Brae

Salmon Fishing

Availability: June to 15th October

Prices 2019:
June 1 to July 15 £45 per rod per day
July 16 to July 31 £50 per rod per day
August 1 to August 15 £55 per rod per day
August 16 to August 31 £60 per rod per day
September 1 to September 15 £65 per rod per day
September 16 to October 15 £70 per rod per day
Salmon fishing ghillie £120 per day
Salmon fishing fly-fishing lesson (1.5 hrs, incl. equipment hire) £90 per session (for 2 rods)
River Glass boat fishing trip & ghillie & permit (2.5 hrs) £120 per trip- max 2 rods, max 3 persons

Trout Fishing

Availability:  15th March to 6th October

Prices 2019:
River Farrar and river Glass permit £15 per rod per day
River Glass boat fishing trip & ghillie & permit (2.5 hrs) £120 per trip- max 2 rods, max 3 persons
Loch an Airidh Fhraoich permit & boat use (without ghillie) £25 per rod per day
Loch an Airidh Fhraoich permit & boat use, ghillie & argo transport £175 per day- max 2 rods
Loch Monar day trip, permit & boat use & ghillie incl. £195 per day – max 2 rods, max 4 persons
Trout fishing fly-fishing lesson (1.5 hrs, incl. equipment hire) £90 per session (for 2 rods)

Pike Fishing

Availability: November to May

Prices 2019:
River Glass permit £10 per rod per day
River Glass boat fishing trip & ghillie (approx. 2.5 hrs) £120 per trip- max 2 rods, max 3 persons

Fishing Equipment Hire

Availability: all year, for salmon, trout or pike.

Prices 2019: Rod, reel, line, lures/flies, waders and net £25 per person per day

To find out more about fishing holidays at Eagle Brae in Scotland, or to book fishing activities for during your stay, please contact us here or call us on 01463 761301.