Salmon, grilse and Sea trout enter the system from late May. The main run is traditionally at its height in mid July but fresh run fish occur until the end of the season on 15th October. There is also excellent wild Brown trout fishing on innumerable lochs. Head Ghillie Jason Laing leads an experienced team of ghillies including qualified instructors.
As a rough guide, a single-handed rod of 10'- 11'3" rated AFTM 7-9 should be used. It is worth bearing the following in mind when choosing a rod for loch fishing:
This is a rod that you will be fishing with for long periods of time, so it must be light and comfortable enough for prolonged use, but strong enough to bring fish in reasonably quickly, especially if fish are to be released.
Using the slightly longer rod (11'3") allows the dropper to be fished more efficiently.
Fly selection will depend on conditions, but generally flies size 12-14 on the tail. A larger fly, usually Blue Elver or Muddler 8-10 is recommended on the dropper. A good selection of classic Grimersta flies are available from the Estate Office. Floating lines are suitable for virtually all conditions.