Fishing at Kildermorie

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The first men that our Saviour dear
Did choose to wait upon Him here;
Blest fishers were; and fish the last
Food was, that He on earth did taste:
I therefore strive to follow those,
Whom He to follow 'Him hath chose.

Izaak Walton

The facts

Loch Morie is 3¾ km long and is fed by the River Glasa, a spate river which derives all of its water from the surrounding Kildermorie hills. This loch, close by Meall Mor Lodge, offers boat and bank fishing for wild brown trout, ferox trout, salmon and arctic charr. Two powered boats are available on Loch Morie. In July 2018 a May Cottage guest was delighted to catch a highly prized ferox trout, weighing 7 lb 7 oz., whilst fishing Loch Morie. (See photo on the WILDLIFE page)

There are four fishable hill lochs on Kildermorie Estate, each with a dedicated rowing boat; they offer wild brown trout, and the bonus elements of magnificent scenery and the opportunity to see birds, animals and wild flowers in an unspoiled and protected environment.

Loch Bad á Bhathaich, which can be seen on the left when approaching the estate, offers fishing by boat only, the boathouse being easily accessible from the access road.

Lochan Lice (pron. 'leek') where red-throated divers are seen regularly, Loch Magharaidh which supplies water to the hydro-electricity turbine and Loch a' Chaoruinn, the largest hill loch stretching more than 1 km from west to east, are all available for fishing from boat or bank.

The River Glasa may be fished for salmon and trout; as it is a spate river, fishing is dependent upon the volume of water flowing down from the hills.

Approximately 15 minutes drive from Meall Mor Lodge is the Kildermorie beat of the River Alness. This 1.3 km (0.8 mile) single bank stretch of the river is available to Meall Mor Lodge guests, who have priority over a small local syndicate.

Fishing Seasons

Salmon – River Alness 11 February – 31 October
Salmon – River Glasa 11 February – 31 October
Brown Trout 15 March – 6 October

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Meall Mor Lodge's Accommodation rates include all permitted fishing.

April and May Cottage guests may fish from the banks only, using their own tackle on any of the Kildermorie lochs and the River Glasa. Additionally, by arrangement, salmon fishing on the Kildermorie Beat of the River Alness is available at £60.00 incl. VAT per rod per day and powered boats on Loch Morie may be hired, inclusive of fuel, for £24.00 incl. VAT per day.

Loch Morie Loch Bad á Bhathaich River Glasa River Alness