Fishing in the Badachro area

Fishing off Carr Point

Fishing off Carr Point

Fishing is in the blood, and Badachro was once home a a small fleet of fishing boats. The fishing is good, whether you choose to fish from the shore, in our rivers, or on the water.

Fishing tackle and accessories can be purchased in several of the shops around Gairloch. If you are travelling through Inverness, Graham’s outdoor shop on Castle Street is a must visit as it is an Aladdin’s cave for all types of angling gear and traditional outdoor pursuits in general.

Why not go foraging along the seashore for some edible seafood. The book, the River Cottage guide to “The Edible seashore” is in the Cottages to give you inspiration.

Sea angling – on shore

From the rocky shoreline, sea angling can be very good. Plenty of mackerel, pollock and some sea trout can easily be caught using simple spinning tackle.

There are some tips as to the best places to fish locally provided in the information folder in the cottages.

Loch fishing

Most of the lochs in the immediate vicinity of Badachro provide trout fishing, and are owned by the Shieldaig Lodge Hotel. Permits can be purchased by contacting the hotel.

Outside of the immediate Badachro area, the lochs are mostly governed by the Gairloch Angling club and permits can be acquired from Gairloch Harbour. Full details are provided in your holiday cottage.

Creels on Badachro Bay

Creels on Badachro Bay

Boat trips

It is possible to arrange for a fishing trip out onto the sea locally in Badachro and from the harbour in Gairloch.

The cottages are well equipped with everything you will need to process your catch, be it crab, langoustine or mackerel.

 

 

“Thanks once again, Sue & Tom. The cottage is as neat and welcoming as ever, the weather has been kind and the trout fishing better than ever. We hope to be back.”
David & Maureen, West Yorkshire, June 2014
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