Idyllic Scottish Rural Retreat

Dec 11, 2015 | Where To Fish

In the far north highlands, just two hours from Inverness is an idyllic rural Scottish retreat. The family-run Borrobol Estate offers some of Sutherland’s finest trout fishing and lies in one of the most remote landscapes in Scotland.

Borrobol Cottages  welcome you to experience this open tundra. Red deer often graze up to the cottages in the evenings and you have your own fishing boat on Loch Ascaig. After a day exploring you come back to a wood-burning stove or an open fire and experience a true wilderness.

Each cottage has its own rowing boat on Loch Ascaig, less than a mile up a dirt track. The loch is known as one of the best in the area for wild brown trout fishing. On one day in July last year over a hundred brownies were caught from two boats.

The River Friadh, a tributary of the River Helmsdale is worth fishing for salmon and sea-trout after a spate from mid-summer onwards. Walking from top to bottom, fishing for wild brown trout, makes a wonderful day’s expedition.
T: 01431 831264 | 07745 824881
E: jwigan@borrobol.co.uk
Borrobol Estate Cottages, Kinbrace, Sutherland.

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