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Title: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Terry Coging on May 27, 2019, 11:10:33 AM
Half a dozen of us will be up the Assynt region again next week. Has anyone made a recent visit or got any observations please?
As usual we have boats on Urragil, Veyattie and Cam. A couple of us my do Assynt or maybe we can get on Little Loch Awe - the only one that I have not fished before. Think it's boats only on there but hear that it can be good if the Mayfly are up. Can't wait.
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on May 28, 2019, 06:49:51 AM
Me and a friend are heading to Assynt in July hopefully to do some wild fishing and camping. Really looking forward to it! Never been before!
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Terry Coging on May 28, 2019, 16:07:28 PM
Ben, I guarantee several things... You will be smitten by the scenery...You will be bitten by wee beasties... You will cherish your first visit for years to come... Oh! and you will catch plenty of spotted beauties.  :cool:
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Derek Roxborough on May 28, 2019, 22:15:18 PM
I used to fish the smaller lochs around Stoer, some nice wild fishing there, Lexies loch has a couple of boats on it, the reservoir loch is good , plenty 1/2lb average fish there, Derek Roxborough
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on May 30, 2019, 20:42:21 PM
Looking forward to it Terry. The guy I'm going with is going through hell at the moment at home so this trip should help him a lot!
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Eddie Sinclair on May 31, 2019, 03:54:25 AM
Ben, enjoy, it is paradise on earth and your mate will definitely be able to throw the shackles off from day to day woes.

Eddie
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Allan Liddle on June 03, 2019, 00:16:08 AM
Always love a trip to Assynt, stunning scenery and great fishing and you've picked three of my favourite lochs in Veyatie, Cama and Urigill.
Borallan is also worth a cast as it's one of the best roadside waters around and the interconnecting streams are a must with the dries (okTurks Tarantula :) )

Veyatie; the further down the loch you go the better it gets especially just past halfway rock on the opposite bank, the famous weedy bay and a wee run through to Medhial also worth while.  Take in the river between Fionn and Veyatie, always brilliant if not for the fishing but certainly the scenery. And Fionn, go past the top shallower inlet and fish the main loch, stay on the right bank as you head down from Veyatie and you'll come across a series of very productive bays.

Cama; great all over but i like to go 'round the corner' and venture up to the 'top' end before fishing close to the west bank all the way back (by close i mean bouncing the boat off the rocks).  Look out for 'Sneaky Bay' (my name for it) that's on the East (Veyatie) bank three quarters of the way up (left hand side ;) )

Urigill; not too far out from the boat bay there's a skerry that's always good, otherwise i like the weedy bays towards the top (east) end of the loch.  The burn that runs out the bottom can be brilliant and very much underfished.

And if yer up for a trek then take the boat on Veyatie to the very bottom and head towards Suilven where you'll find a chain of cracking hill lochs

A little early for Mayflies (Wimbledon fortnight is the best time) but should see plenty lake olives, buzzers and usual loch flees will work perfectly.

Ok enough pointers, time i got back up there myself. :)
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Andy Finlay on June 04, 2019, 12:49:37 PM
Just back from assynt myself.
Just a heads up but you can no longer get assynt angling boats from inchnadamph hotel or from Peter in lochinver.  You have to get from the Chandlery in lochinver.
Also if you are not a member you can’t pre book for fridays or saturdays, you have to wait until 11am as members have first choice then see if the boats are available.
Wasn’t an issue from my side as tend to fish the somewhat more remote lochs.
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on August 12, 2019, 12:00:16 PM
Well that's us heading to Assynt tomorrow for the first time ever. Heading to Boner Bridge from Aberdeen myself tonight and staying with my friends folks before heading to Assynt. Weather permitting we are staying wild tomorrow night before heading homeward Wednesday. Not quite the few days we originally planned but it's a start and a reconnaissance missing for years to come!
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Derek Roxborough on August 12, 2019, 13:00:49 PM
how many did you have while you were putting this up? Remember Assynt isn't the only place with Trout lochs, but I hope you get the weather and tight lines
Derek Roxborough
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on August 12, 2019, 13:22:12 PM
We have still to decide exactly where we are fishing hence I used Assynt as a regional reference that's all.  The weather looks ok so far but you never know🤔 Please excuse my over excitement, this is something I've wanted to do for years and am only now getting round to. Hopefully this will become a yearly thing!
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Iain Cameron on August 12, 2019, 14:09:11 PM
tight lines Ben


there's a bewildering amount of places to fish up there; hopefully you will find something that suits you.
And you probably should have a pie from the lochinver pie shop too


awra best
iain
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on August 12, 2019, 14:36:41 PM
Thanks Iain,

I'm away with Bruce Sandison's book, a book on 30 of the best lochs in the area and an os map all highlighted with potential lochs! My friend knows the area a bit also.
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Derek Roxborough on August 12, 2019, 17:18:25 PM
I like the book , but Bruces son said it was one of the best works of fiction he had read, but Bruce was a decent guy and the book is a decent guide, there is an on line Guide to the Trout lochs of Gairloch , Derek Roxborough
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Terry Coging on August 13, 2019, 11:36:17 AM
Hope you are enjoying it Ben as I'm sure you will. I'll be up there again in 3 wks time, Booked boats on Uragill, Cam and Asyynt so far. Seeing what the conditions are like before deciding other days. We fished Cam, Uragill, Veyatie, Boralan and Shin on our trip in late May - brilliant! Our annual trip has become two trips. Not fished up there in Sept before so things can be a bit different. Do the salmon show up in Assynt and Shin more frequently in Sept I wonder?
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Derek Roxborough on August 13, 2019, 12:41:10 PM
A pal was up a couple of weeks back, said Urigill was full of weed, but  they were bank fishing, Derek Roxborough
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Terry Coging on August 14, 2019, 07:51:28 AM
A pal was up a couple of weeks back, said Urigill was full of weed, but  they were bank fishing, Derek Roxborough
Yes, Urigill has a lot of shallows but the weed should not be a problem when boat fishing. Cam is similar. I usually use an electric outboard on Cam earlier in the season but weed may restrict that later on. Never used the electric on Urigill - too far to carry engine and battery. 
Anyone ever fished Loch Lurgainn. Another Ledmore Loch. Looks lovely but never tried it.
Title: Re: Assynt region again next week
Post by: Ben Crichton on August 18, 2019, 20:45:41 PM
Well guys, we did it. Still not sure if we were over or under prepared. We had to head to Mckays hardware store in Lochinver for permits that cost 7.50 a day per person per zone. We headed for the east zone and headed for "the Corrie" lochs (a Choire Dheirg, a Chorie Ghuirm and the un named loch known as little green).  The walk in was pretty strenuous and really tested my lack of fitness. My friend is a good bit fitter and managed much better. Scenery was fantastic, however it was really windy all day making things a real struggle. We had to abandon camping despite pitching the tent as the wind and rain at night would have stopped us getting any sleep. We headed down the hill and back to the warmth of my friends parents house in Bonar bridge. The second day we headed for 2 road side lochs (Cam and Veyatie). This was for my benefit as I had to head home later that night.  The trip was a real eye opener and something I'd love to do yearly. We didn't catch anything the first day, the wind was causing real problems and there was no sign of fish on any lochs. My friend did catch a couple of the most perfectly marked small trout in the burns however. Second day we caught a few fish between us with the most success on Cam loch.