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Angling in Sunart



Catch and release is required for all salmon and sea trout.

Barbless hooks only.

No bait fishing.
No fishing on Sundays


Where to get a Permit

Boat and/or river permits:

- Strontian Village Shop
- Strontian Post Office 
- Mr P Madden 7 Ardnastaing, Strontian, PH36 4HY Tel 01967 402265
- Mr M Vanden The Old School, Anaheilt, Strontian, PH36 4JA Tel 01967 402114
- Mrs M Gascoigne 2 Polloch Cottage, Polloch, Glenfinnan Tel 01967 402026

Information from:
Mr P Madden, Secretary Strontian Angling Association Tel 01967 402265


Strontian and Polloch Rivers

Close season – 31st October - 30th April inclusive

£20 per rod per day.
£50 per rod per week.

The permit entitles the holder to fish both rivers.
(No fishing on Sundays) 


Loch Doilet

Close season – 31st October to 14th March inclusive

£30 one rod per boat/day
£75 one rod per boat/week
£40 two rods per boat/day
£125 two rods per boat/week
Electric Outboard £10/day
Electric Outboard £50/week

(We would recommend the use of this outboard as it gives easy access to all the Loch and makes control of the fishing drift easy and enjoyable)

The permit includes fishing on Polloch River in the event of inclement weather preventing the use of the boat. 


Strontian River

The Strontian River is a typical West Coast spate system approximately ten kilometres in length.

The river flows adjacent to the Ariundle National Nature Reserve renowned for its ancient oak woods, mosses, liverworts and lichens. At Strontian the river discharges into Loch Sunart, a Special Area of Conservation primarily designated for its Atlantic oak woods and otter populations.

This is an interesting small river with a selection of pools which are easily accessed from a network of footpaths adjacent to the riverbank.
In common with many other west coast rivers there has been a dramatic decline in returning migratory fish. A fisheries restoration project is now under way to restore salmon and sea trout back to the densities that the river once held.


Polloch River
Approximately one and a half kilometres in length, the Polloch River links Loch Doilet to Loch Shiel. This attractive little river contains a good selection of deep pools and is accessed, for a good proportion of its length, from a grassy track that runs along its northern bank.

During high water conditions brown trout can be taken with the possibility of sea trout and salmon later in the summer.


Loch Doilet
This freshwater loch is part of the Loch Shiel catchment and is set in stunning scenery within Glen Hurich forest. It is situated some seven miles from Strontian and accessed by single-track public road winding up to one thousand feet at the mid-point where views of Sunart, Morven, Shiel and Moidart can be enjoyed. The loch has good brown trout and in mid- to late-summer sea trout and salmon enter the loch via the Shiel River, Loch Shiel and Polloch River. Three boats are available for hire as is the use of one electric outboard motor. 


Craig Ard,
5 Longrigg Rd
PH36 4HY

Registered charity no. SCO39640
Company no. SC293485


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