The River Ness hosts one of the most productive summer and autumn runs of salmon in the North of Scotland with fresh fish being caught up to the last day of the season, October 15th.
Several entries in the The Doomsday Book of Giant Salmon testify to reputation of the Ness system with regard to large salmon. Salmon up to 55lb have been landed in the past and the potential of the system to still produce such fish was highlighted by the capture of a salmon measured at 56 in length from the Dochfour beat of the River Ness in 2007.
The Ness system offers a wide variety of salmon fishing on both river and loch. Fishing can be obtained on private beats which also offer high quality accommodation or on day tickets for more accessible water at modest cost.
Ness Castle Fishing boasts over a mile of double bank salmon fishing, and has some of the finest fly water on the river, with pools such as the famous Black Stream, Lady Pool and The Laggan. In addition to the fishing they have secured the services of 3 times World Spey Casting Champion and qualified casting instructor Gordon Armstrong as resident ghillie. Read more
The Laggan beat, Inverness is in a delightful, secluded situation, affording very limited public access. Fresh fish run throughout the year. However, the most productive period is from early July until the season ends in October. Read more
The Ness system has always been associated with great casters including ‘the wizard of the Ness’ Alexander Grant who recorded prodigious distances in the 1890’s. The tradition of great casters continues to this day with Scott MacKenzie and Gordon Armstrong being world famous practitioners of the art.