Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing on the River Snizort, Isle of Skye

Apr 14, 2022 | Where To Fish

Twelve beats along its eight mile length, a dedicated ghillie and Skeabost House Hotel, a Skye mansion set on the shoreline of Loch Snizort. The river Snizort is a fishing destination with a difference.

Skye’s longest river, Snizort, attracts anglers from afar, fishing its waters for salmon and sea trout amongst some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland.

The river originates in the hills of east Bracadale and flows eight miles into the sea within the grounds of Skeabost House Hotel. For anglers, the river offers a diverse range of fly fishing opportunities from a sea pool to long gliding corners in its middle section, and rocky pools in gorges on the upper section.

Beats one and two are within the grounds of Skeabost House Hotel and include the sea pool. Beats three to seven are known locally as “the flats” and have some of the best holding pools for the fly. Located a short drive from the hotel they receive the most angling effort during the season.

Fishing experiences can include tuition, equipment and lunch

As you move on up to the upper stretches the character of the river changes where the river is formed from fast running rocky pools and streamy glides and ideal for the more adventurous and experienced angler. Beats eight to twelve.

Danny Docherty is the full time ghillie and his extensive knowledge will help you make the most of your fishing on the river. The hotel can arrange guided fishing experiences for salmon and loch fishing for trout. Trips can include equipment, tuition, and packed lunches.

Family fishing experiences – the thrill of catching your first salmon.

Skeabost House Hotel

An iconic, whitewashed, former hunting lodge on the shoreline of Loch Snizort, oozing luxury, style, and Victorian grandeur.

Twenty elegant and luxurious bedrooms to suit all tastes from modern deluxe rooms with private terrace to the traditional grandeur of four poster suites, and a restaurant serving delicious local food. Not forgetting spacious lounges with comfy sofas and open fires, the perfect place to enjoy a local malt at the end of a busy day fishing.

Fishing Breaks

The hotel has a long association with fly fishing and can organise short breaks. Skeabost House Hotel Fishing. Telephone 01470 373737

The hotel have added day permits onto FishPal.

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