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Get hooked on fishing at Eagle Brae

Date published: 2/11/2021

Fishing in the Scottish Highlands

There’s a general rule of thumb when it comes to fishing in Scotland. Drive 30 minutes in any direction and you will find a great place to fish. And while that rings true for pretty much all of the country, fishing in the Scottish Highlands is particularly renowned for its famous salmon rivers and wilderness trout lochs. Whether you’re rod fishing, deep sea fishing or fishing on a loch, you’ll find a range of species of all sizes.

Here at Eagle Brae log cabins, we’re conveniently located close to the Farrar and Glass rivers. Where salmon, trout and pike are abundant. And there are plenty of other outdoor holiday activities to enjoy in the local area. So, why not take a look at our beautiful log cabins, and book your activity-packed stay this summer?

Man holding a fish on holiday fishing in Scotland

River Fishing

At Eagle Brae, we offer dual bank fishing on Farrar and Glass rivers. So you can fish in both rivers on the same day. Both the Rivers Farrar and Glass have more than simply salmon in stock. They also offer fantastic brown trout fishing. The River Farrar is teaming with pan-sized trout, although the occasional monster still finds its way on to a few lucky fishermen’s lines. Since the River Glass has a large pike population (another fish sure to put up a good fight), it has fewer trout than the River Farrar but they tend to be quite a bit bigger.

The general fishing season is between April/May and September/October, and you’ll need a permit for most freshwater fishing. Pike permits are available all year and not subject to seasons. We can take care of your fishing permits and equipment. And we’ll point you in the right direction for the best catch. Find out more about fishing at Eagle Brae.

Loch Fishing

If you want to enjoy a day on the loch, why not hire a boat and enjoy some of the best views in Scotland? Loch Monar sits at the head of Glen Strathfarrar. This freshwater loch is home to trout and pike. You can fish from the bank, try fly fishing or drift by on a boat. And you’ll find fantastic wild brown trout in the scenic hill lochs of Lochan Airidh Fhraoich.

Plus, Eagle Brae offers exclusive day trips on Loch Beannacharan with an experienced ghillie to help navigate the shallow, rocky waters and rising waves during high winds.

View of Loch Beannacharan in the Scottish Highlands

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

If all that wild fishing has got you in the mood to spend more time outdoors, explore the local area by foot. There are some beautiful walking trails surrounding Eagle Brae, where you can get close to nature and breathe in fresh Scottish air. Explore the lush surroundings of Glen Affric, and pass along the banks of Loch Affric and Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin. Or through woodlands where you’ll weave between pine and oak trees.

Hiker wearing walking boots in autumn

Fun Family Activities

For family-friendly activity days out, you’ll find plenty to see and do at Eagle Brae. Take a bike ride along the trails, passing soaring mountains, rushing rivers and vast lochs. Or, if you’re an animal lover like us, you can take a pony trek and meander along the wild meadows and river trails. Enjoy a leisurely canoe cruise along the calm tranquil waters of Rivers Glass and Beauly, and you’ll be surrounded by natural beauty. Then, at night, you can still enjoy the great outdoors whilst sitting on the deck of your beautiful log cabin and gazing at the stars in the black sky.

Aerial view of luxury turf roof log cabins near Beauly, Inverness-shire

So whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a budding fishing enthusiast, fishing in the Scottish Highlands has never been better than with Eagle Brae. Just come on down and see for yourself. Tight lines.

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