River Aline and Loch Arienas, Morvern Peninsula

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Photographs by Ian Macleod

As you sit at home or at work thinking about your next fishing trip, what do you see? If you are dreaming of an area of stunning natural beauty, crystal clear waters, surrounded by rolling hills and mature woodland you will be hard pushed to find anywhere more perfect than the beautiful setting of the Morvern peninsula, in the Scottish Highlands.

This quiet, remote area offers an abundance of choice. If you want to fish for brown trout you can opt for the large lochs of Loch Arienas and Loch Doire nam Mart where you can hire a boat or you might want to head out to the open hill to try any of the 15 hill lochs on the Ardtornish Estate, all within a few miles of each other.  This is the place for truly wild brown trout fishing – and nobody else around to disturb your peace!

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Photographs by Ian Macleod

Alternatively you can try fishing for sea trout and salmon on the River Aline, an easy river to fish with well-marked pools and in most conditions can be successfully fished without the need for wading. To purchase your permit, you should go to the Estate office where the friendly, knowledgeable staff can provide advice and information.

It is easy to organise sea fishing as you can charter boats for sea fishing excursions to the Sound of Mull from Lochaline village. If you decide to extend your stay in this breathtaking area, Ardtornish Estate also provides beautiful holiday cottages as well as plenty of information on other activities in the area (e.g. there is a dive centre in the village where you can explore wrecks in the Sound of Mull – just in case you have anyone in your group who doesn’t want to fish every day).

After a packed day’s fishing if you want to reward yourself with some tasty local food you can head into the village of Lochaline which is home to The White House. An excellent restaurant providing delicious, freshly cooked, locally sourced produce with an emphasis on local fish, shellfish and game.  

To find out more about fishing in Lochaber visit www.fishlochaber.co.uk. To keep in touch with Fish Lochaber follow them on twitter @fishlochaber or like them on facebook.  To book your Lochaber fishing trip, click here (Insert Link to Fishpal Lochaber page

For Fishing as Wild as the Dramatic Landscape, Fish Lochaber. 

Photographs by Ian Macleod http://www.nevispix.com

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