Portree Angling Association


Scottish Charity SCO 50888

Summer Update


A special welcome to the new members who have joined the club this summer.

It is never too late in the season to join us.

Membership is open to anyone from throughout the Island and further afield.

Application and Standing Order forms are available for download from the “Membership” page of our website.


A further special welcome to the many visitors who enjoy a day or week with us fishing the rivers and lochs of Skye. Day permits are available from Inside Out, Portree (Tel; 01478 611663).


July through September are of course the peak of the fishing calender here on Skye as our many spate rivers welcome the return of sea trout and salmon. June and early July have been characterised by near drought conditions so the runs will be in the sea lochs ready for the first rains.

With 8 spate rivers, 21 hill lochs, and our premiere Storr Lochs, the local or visiting angler is spoiled for choice in terms of a good days fly fishing.

Most anglers now, by choice, practice Catch and Release, but if you intend taking one for the pot the day limit for trout is 2 fish, excluding Loch Leathan, the larger Storr, where we ask that all brown trout are returned.

All salmon and sea trout, as with most west coast rivers, must be returned.


Hill Lochs have fished well since the start of the season and are still providing great sport for those prepared to make the effort of a hike into the hills. Fish average around the one pound mark but are wild and beautifully marked. “Breacan”, in Gaelic, meaning speckled, captures their beauty exactly.


The Storr Lochs, as a seasoned member recently described them, “are back on the map!”

July produced specimen fish from both lochs, many in excess of 3lbs. The largest was a 5lb wild brown trout from Leathan where the native fish appear to be cohabiting very successfully with the quality hard fighting rainbow trout. The later provide exceptional sport throughout the season and, when hooked, respond like a salmon grilse. Be prepared!


Skye has something to offer for all, and in the most spectacular scenic environment in the UK, we hope you enjoy your fishing days whether you are a local or visitor to our wonderful island.


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Ian Stewart

Chair, Portree Angling Association SCIO

Charity Reference Number SCO 50888.












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