The river Carron is one of a group of well know rivers, including the Oykel, Shin and Cassely that flows into the Kyle of Sutherland at Bonar Bridge. They are all to a greater or lessor degree (with the exception of the Shin in 2014) spate rivers and dependent on rainfall. On their day all of them can be very productive at any time of the year. The Carron is probably most well known for its Spring fishing. Cornhill, a 2 rod beat, caught 31 fish in April and 39 fish in May 2013.

 

Fishing
Cornhill is less than two miles from Bonar Bridge, and is a renowned spring beat on the Carron due to the Gledfield Falls, which form a temperature barrier early in the season. Extending to over a mile of left bank, the beat provides excellent fishing for two rods.

There are twelve named pools including Clump and Whirl, which offer a variety of fishing at varying water levels. Access to the water is good with well maintained paths and some staging and platforms to ensure that anglers are able to cover the best lies.

There is no resident Ghillie at Cornhill, although it may be possible to organise one. However, all new tenants will be provided with a detailed map of the beat which marks clearly the pools, access paths and fishing huts.

Rod Size

Spring- 14/15 ft rod, not for distance but for ease of handling heavy lines and flies.As the water drops it is down to personal preference.

Lines

Wise to take at least a floating, intermediate and sinking line. A decent multi tip will suffice. (Floating lines with polyleaders do not fish the fly deep enough in cold conditions)

Flies

Spring- Black and yellow, Kylie, Ice Maiden, Monkey, Willie Gunn

Summer/Autumn- Stoat, Silver stoat, Cascade, Red Ally, Kylie, Willie Gunn, Collie, small hitch tubes

Other

Thigh waders. (Chest waders for warmth in the spring)

8-25lb nylon. (Diameter dependent on size of fly being cast to ensure decent turnover)

In the spring the north of Scotland can be an inhospitable place and decent clothing- thermals, gloves, etc can make all the difference to the enjoyment of a week. 

Midge repellent/net. 

There is no accommodation available with the fishing at Cornhill, however there are several self catering properties in the area and we can assist you with booking should you wish.

Call our team of sporting professionals direct on +44 (0)1738 451 600 or make an enquiry through our contact form.

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Cornhill - Estate Info

The river Carron is one of a group of well know rivers, including the Oykel, Shin and Cassely that flows into the Kyle of Sutherland at Bonar Bridge. They are all to a greater or lessor degree (with the exception of the Shin in 2014) spate rivers and dependent on rainfall. On their day all of them can be very productive at any time of the year. The Carron is probably most well known for its Spring fishing. Cornhill, a 2 rod beat, caught 31 fish in April and 39 fish in May 2013.

 

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