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Latest Fish Catches

This page aims to keep everyone up to date with the latest fish catches in the area. We'll post records of brown trout or sea trout of over 30cm, or any salmon caught in the Wester Ross area or on the Isle of Skye. The success of this page is dependent on everyone contacting me via catchrecords@wrft.org.uk as soon as possible to ensure I can update the site so that others might benefit from the information.

Catch information can also be very useful for learning more about fish stocks within the area. We will use our discretion as to what information is added to these pages and will avoid publishing any information which might reveal sensitive fishing sites. All comments for improving this page are welcome.

To report fish catches, please submit a catch report or email us at catchrecords@wrft.org.uk

The latest 5 catches are listed below. See our archive of catches for a complete list.

105cm, 12000g, Salmon (Kinlochewe River) by Peter Cunningham on 21/11/14   [Close]
Date Location Fish Length (cm) Weight (g) Angler Comments Photo
19/06/16 unnamed loch, Mellon Charles Brown Trout 41 800 Donnie Chisholm  
21/11/14 Kinlochewe River Salmon 105 12000 Peter Cunningham seen in video by Andy Jackson; length and weight estimated from video [View]
01/10/14 Loch Maree (from hotel) Brown Trout 31 260 Peter Cunningham  
01/10/14 Loch Maree (from hotel) Brown Trout 33 340 Peter Cunningham  
01/10/14 Loch Maree (from hotel) Sea Trout 35 400 Peter Cunningham  
52cm, 1600g, Sea Trout (Loch Ewe) by Peter Cunningham on 27/06/14

Latest Fish of Note

Loch Ewe sea trout, June 2014

This fish appears on the cover of the WRFT Review January 2015 and was the largest one taken in the Loch Ewe sweep net last year. Some of the sea trout in the northern part of the Wester Ross area (Loch Ewe and Loch Broom) fed well during the summer of 2014. Later in the year, some larger sea trout were caught (and returned) in Loch Maree.

I'm writing this on Monday 16th March 2015, as this new webpage is about to go live. If the sea trout have over-wintered well and survive when they return to the sea over the next few weeks, there may be a few four or five pound fish later in the summer in Loch Maree. Much depends upon sea lice levels in local sea lochs and available food.

Yesterday, a beautiful still sunny day (in contrast to some of the days the previous week), I walked along the Inverasdale shore. Loch Ewe was full of birds including a flock of shags, a group of 12 Great northern divers, several Black-throated divers, 31 Slavonian grebes (thats an unusually high number!), and feeding frenzies of sea gulls in several parts of the lochs. So all the signs indicate plenty of small fish in the loch (?sprats?)!

With the new fishing season underway, we're looking forward receiving reports of larger trout, sea trout, perhaps a few salmon (if anyone is happy for these to be reported) and any other fish. We would like to compile this database of fish catches around the area to be able to inform anyone within and beyond our local area (including me!) interested in fishing in the area. The more catch records we get and can post on this website, the more useful and interesting the new page will be.

The WRFT sweep netting programme is scheduled to start on Monday 20th April here in Gairloch; please let me know if you would like to join us (info@wrft.org.uk). All comments are very welcome!

Tight lines!