Nairn Fishing Holiday Accommodation Guide
- The Harbour
This is a ancient fishing port, the harbour provides a limited number of visitor berths The harbour can be found at the A96 trunk road bridge over the River Nairn at Bridge Street and following the West bank of the River, most fishing is done from two piers at the entrance to the harbour which is tidal, or on the beach at low water
- The river Nairn
The Nairn is relatively small river and can be very productive, both in terms of the quality and size of fish caught, their five year average is 125 salmon and 14 sea trout. The river has been changed to a Category 1 River. The river opens on the 4th March each year with a ceremony starting about 10.00am at the Jubilee Bridge.
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The angling club offers exclusive fishing for salmon and sea trout with salmon up to 20 lbs and sea trout up to 6 lbs caught each season, the visitor can easily account for 2 -3 fish in a day, across 8 miles of mostly double bank, the river, rises in head streams, on the slopes of Carn Ghriogair in the Monadhliath Mountains and flows north-eastwards through Strathnairn for 38 miles, to empty into the Moray Firth at Nairn, offering some excellent fly water within its 7 beats and 40 named pools.
Loch Belivat in Nairn provides a great venue for trout fishing with rowing boats available to hire to start you off out in the lake, there are a lot of types of trout, in the Loch including Brown Trout Sometimes referred to as Finnock in Scotland, the best to time your fishing trip in Loch Belivat between April to September, You can usually choose to fish in two sessions – morning and night time.
Remember that catch and release are encouraged when fishing here, with this, a catch that is less than 1 foot is to be put back in the water.
In Scotland in general this will help to replenish the stock for further generations to follow, and to protect the balance of fish in the water this gives the smaller ones a chance to grow bigger.