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fishing on the isle of skye

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fishing on the isle of skye

hi, we stay yearly at inverinate on the mainland, but now the toll on the bridge is gone we will explore the isle of skye a bit more this year.

husband is keen sea/loch fisherman (yawn!)...and dont know if anyone can recommend good beach/sea loch areas on Skye to fish from...

ie beaches where we can just park up and fish...instead of having to hike down steep cliffs!

and do they still do that small ferry from glenelg across to south skye?

thanks!

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1. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

Hi

Skye is gorgeous - hope you enjoy it.

There are quite a few fishing options on Skye - http://www.fishing-uk-scotland.com and http://www.fishscotland.co.uk/ gives some good links. My uncle used to fish at the Storr Lochs - but there are lots of other possibilities too, even avoiding steep cliffs!

The Glenelg ferry is still running just now - although I do wonder how long it can continue now the bridge is free.

Concerning other sites - I must admit I am not impressed by Dunvegan Castle- but the Clan Donald centre in the south of the island is nice. Lots of eating possibilities too - Flodigarry Hotel in the north, Cafe Arriba and An Tuirean arts centre in Portree are all good. The tables restaurant in Dunvegan is good too - and veggie friendly if any of you are.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

You could try the beach at Staffin, looking towards Staffin Island. Low tide is best - I'm told.

The Glenelg Ferry still runs but only seasonally details are at www.skyeferry.co.uk

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3. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

beware, only 2 weeks left until the fishing season ends!

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4. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

..theres no season restrictions for beach/sea fishing.

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5. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

thanks for all your suggestions, will definetly try them out.

we are off next friday for 16 nights in the highlands!

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6. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

just a late addition to this post - for those intending to fish on Skye during the 2006 season:

Michael MacKenzie (Hotel Eilean Iarmain - at Isle Ornsay) can be contacted in the following ways:

Tel: +44 (0)1471 833266

email: michael@f-e-i.fsnet.co.uk

You can hire tackle etc. from the estate and also hire a gillie for the day etc. You do not have to be staying at the hotel to enjoy the hunting/fishing offered on their estate, since I know they're a bit pricey for many people, but the hotel is only a short 10 minute drive from Broadford, 20 mins from the Skye Bridge.

If you fancy sea-fishing then try contacting the Brigadoon (Peter Urquhart) on +44 (0)1478 612641 (Caledonian Hotel) - the boat harbours at Portree.

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7. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

Portree Angling Association have an excellent web site for those wishing to fish for salmon sea-trout and brown trout while on skye:- www.portreeanglingassociation.co.uk

you will find it full of information.

The Glenelg ferry still runs in the summer.

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8. Re: fishing on the isle of skye

Another great website to add to this topic:

www.skyeangling.org.uk

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