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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 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.
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.
Nairn, This royal burgh is a popular holiday resort, enjoying in north-east Scotland a climate that is one of the sunniest and driest in Britain, rivalling that on the Cornish Riviera.
It has a remarkable stretch of coast with sand and shingle beaches and a championship golf course among its tourist attractions. Established as an important commercial settlement in the I2th century, Nairn was the seat of the Thane of Cawdor, whose great castle has long disappeared. However, a latter-day witness to the town's significance can be seen about three miles south in the ruins of the early 14th century Rait Castle, on a site that commands views over the Moray Firth.
The substantial ruins reveal a unique ecclesiastical architecture discerned in the unusual windows, which once lit the first-floor banqueting hall. Nairn was the centre of a flourishing fishing industry in the 19th century.
Nairn offer a variety off bed and breakfast accommodation to suit most requirements.
The old Fisher-town has a very different atmosphere and appearance, with tiny houses huddling together for comfort in a rather haphazard fashion.
The more prosperous fishermen moved into substantial villas at the east end of Nairn at the beginning of this century. Shortly after he ascended to the throne of Britain in 1603, King James VI of Scotland and I of England boasted that he had a town in his northern kingdom 'sae lang that the inhabitants at one end didn't understand the language spoken at the other'. This was Nairn where, it is claimed, the Highland Line intersects the High Street: Gaelic was spoken by the people on one side and English on the other. Gaelic is rarely heard today.
Nairn is a favourite seaside resort, on the southern shore of the Moray Firth, owes its popularity to a combination of sun, sea and sand. Nairn with its excellent facilities, in particular for golf, makes an ideal touring centre.
The County of Nairnshire is a historic county part of the sandy southern shore of the Moray Firth, the county’s coastal area is for the most part fertile and well-farmed with crops and livestock. Nairn offers some great activities making the most of it's natural resources with one of the most outstanding being Nairn beach.
Inland the highland plateaus, with summits rising to about 2,000 feet and split by the River Findhorn.
There are few industries apart from whisky distilling, granite quarrying, and tourism.
During the summer months, Nairn hosts an extensive programme of family entertainment and major events including the Nairn Agricultural Show and the Nairn Highland Games.
The town of Nairn is a popular seaside resort, it is also a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands with Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Stones, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Inverness the Capital of the Highlands, Culbin Forest and the new view point tower, the Cairngorm National Park, Glens, forests, Golf, wildlife both on the water and the land and the Whisky Trail being all just a short drive away, here you will find wide open and remote spaces, hundreds of miles of stunning scenery and quiet awesome roads, castles, rich history and amazing places to stay.LOCAL EXCURSIONS Cawdor Castle. Fort George Set on a peninsula jutting into the Moray Firth this fortress was built between 1748 and 1769 to replace the medieval castle in Inverness, reconstructed by Wade, and blown up in 1746 by the Jacobites.The fort is impressive for its size and the elaboration of its defences. The chapel and Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Highlanders are open to the public. Auldearn, 2 miles to the east by the A96. Turn left following the signs to Dovecot.
The village was the scene of a battle on 9 May 1645 when the Marques of Montrose defeated a Covenanting army. A plan of the battle is provided at the viewpoint. The 17C Boath Dovecot marks the site of a 12 century royal castle.
The town of Nairn is a popular seaside resort, it is also a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands with Cawdor Castle, Brodie Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Stones, Loch Ness, Castle Urquhart, Inverness the Capital of the Highlands, Culbin Forest and the new view point tower, the Cairngorm National Park, Glens, forests, Golf, wildlife both on the water and the land and the Whisky Trail being all just a short drive away, here you will find wide open and remote spaces, hundreds of miles of stunning scenery and quiet awesome roads, castles, rich history and amazing places to stay.