Salmon on the River Lochy
This relatively short river, extending only 10 miles from top to bottom, is arguably one of the “most productive” salmon rivers on the west coast. It certainly boasts some of the heaviest MSW salmon in Scotland, with fish regularly into the 30’s and even bigger. With its scenic splendour , panoramic views, mouth-watering pools, glides and riffles and fresh salmon and grilse coming in on every tide , it is no surprise that this river was once “dead men’s shoes”.
Last week I was lucky to fish this stunning river with fellow female anglers. Thursday unfortunately was far too bright and fishing was tough, resulting in some of the girls venturing off the water and taking a trip to the gorgeous island of Rum, a real jewel of Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.
Friday and the conditions were perfect for fishing and salmon was caught. Fishing beat 4, my angling skills were tested to the max, the end result was a stunning 18lb salmon from Foxhunter. River Lochy fishery manager John Veitch said “Anyone who knows this pool will realise it’s the hardest place to wade and play a fish at 1ft 3. As they say….no risk, no reward – read more.
Huge congratulations to Karen and Jenny who also caught salmon during their visit. A total of 27 salmon and grilse were landed last week.