Booked a flight to Inverness,... but then...

imarco

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Hi all,

I have booked a flight (from The Netherlands) to Inverness and a car (Defender with roof tent) for our fishing trip this June. But then the difficult part starts... where to go... We have 4 days of fishing with our main focus on small trout rivers. I am considering three options: great glen area, Speyside area or more up north(west). Maybe I am completely wrong but speyside seems more into salmon (not that i would decline a good salmon on my fly). I hope I can get some feedback here from you guys what might be a nice way to drive.

Further, I have been looking on fishpal but permits for trout are hard to find/not offered or am i looking at the wrong place? For instance when I want to fish the Glass (Cannich/Balmore) of Enrick, how do I get my permit. Just get there and try the local post office?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Marco
 

arawa

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If you want to fish the Glass area (and my choice would be to head for the North West instead) I suggest its tributary the River Farrar (tel 01463 761285 for permits) is a better choice. The Glass is a big river mainly time-shared for salmon and the level goes up and down like a yo-yo because of the hydro power station.
 

coire

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If you are thinking about heading NW of Inverness, the Assynt area is worth considering. Mainly lochs but the permits cover a large area that includes a few small rivers and burns (streams) with trout in them. Lots for you to explore. Roughly 2 hours drive from Inverness. http://www.assyntanglinginfo.org.uk/

An hour south of Inverness the upper Spey is accessible for trout fishing. https://badenochangling.wixsite.com/fish/map

Another option is to go east of Inverness. The upper Don and most of the Deveron are within 2 hours drive of inverness airport and are not large rivers. Arguably less scenic than the NW but the trout are usually larger. Some Don fishing on Fishpal https://www.fishpal.com/Scotland/Don/fisheries.html?dom=Pal and for Deveron fishing contact http://www.fishingthedeveron.co.uk/The_Deveron.htm
 

tenet

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Caithness has some fine trout fishing - contact Hugo Ross in Wick.

 

imarco

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Thank you so much for your suggestions. Not that I have my plans all sorted out but I’m confident I can decide which way to go. I hurts a little to leave the beautifull north west with beautifull rivers but I think we will be heading towards Deveron/Don/Upper Spey. Monymusk beat 4 and 5... wow that looks totally fabulous! Too bad only 1 rod available... hmmm.

Think we will head to Glenlivet estate fish the Livet if possible as well. Did a beautifull hike there with my father in law who passed away unfortunately so bringing back some memories out there might be a good option as well.

Thanks again for sharing you ideas!
 

eos

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I have booked a flight (from The Netherlands) to Inverness and a car (Defender with roof tent)
Good for you. Flying and a big 4x4 are by far the best option and will maximise your precious fishing time.
 

imarco

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Ferry and train would have been better.
I think you are right. Thanks for creating awareness. Read your blog as well. Unfortunately people are not ready for huge concessions in their way of life that benefit nature, including myself some times like in this trip.
 
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