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Dunnet Bay Area -
|The Dunnet Bay
area offers some of the best fishing in Scotland. It affords excellent
sea angling from beach, rocks or boat and quality fly fishing for wild
brown trout, which is the equal of any in Britain.
This, coupled to the natural scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside and warm hospitality of local people, makes the area the answer to an anglers prayer.
Details such as lochs available, size and bag limits, where permits can be purchased, and other contacts can be found on these pages.
Dunnet Head Lochs
Stocking takes the form of introducing
the fish at the fry stage and this ensures that they are, to all intents
and purposes, wild fish. Fishing is from the bank only and a cautious
approach is recommended. Stealth and stalking brings their rewards on
Loch St. Johnís
Each year, fish in the four to six pond category are caught and fish well into double figures are taken in the net while collecting eggs at spawning time. A minimum length of fifteen inches and a bag limit of four fish is now in force. It is expected that the fish introduced in 1995 will exceed this size by 1998 and improve slowly thereafter.
Access is very easy with a car parking area at the lochside. The boat berthing area is some 100 yards walk from there, and an excellent anglersí refuge is located midway along the south shore.
Only 10 permits per day are issued and,
at present, one boat is available. Bank fishing is every bit as
productive as boat fishing and the wading is easy and quite safe.
Harperís Fly Fishing Services
57 High Street
Tel 01847 893179
C H Haygarth & Sons