The River Inver and its sister river the Kirkaig  offer wild and unspoilt salmon and sea-trout fishing across a number of private double banked beats. Rentals can be for a single day or for longer periods of time and please get in contact with the office for bookings.

The River Inver lies a short distance from the picturesque village of Lochinver in the unspoilt North West of Sutherland, overlooked by Benmore Assynt. The River is approximately 6 miles in length and flows out of the sizeable Loch Assynt at it’s head. Below Loch Assynt, and really part of the loch, is Loch Garbhe Uidhe and a short distance downstream Loch An Iasgaich, both of these lochs being incorporated into the Upper Beat fishings. In the early part of the century, the exit at Loch Assynt was dammed in order to control the flow of water into the river. The sluices were renovated in 1976, with a fish pass to allow the free ascent of fish. In recent years, a lot of improvement work has been carried out, particularly to the lower river, and this includes jetties, groynes and walkways. This has created better holding water and made the pools more accessible. Fishing on the Inver is by fly only, the season runs from 11th February to 15th October, the first fish was caught on the 4th April in 2017 and runs of fish build steadily though the season. 

 

 

Upper Beat
The Upper Beat starts at the sluice gates at the lower end of Loch Assynt and finishes where the burn from Loch Badnam Aighean enters the river at the west end of the Battlefield Pool. The Beat includes Loch Garbhe Uidhe and Loch An Iasgaich, the latter reputedly the best holding pool on the river. In addition to the two lochs there are two pools on the stretch of river between the two lochs. The Beat lies alongside the A837 and is easily accessible from the road side. A boat is available on Loch An Iasgaich.

Middle Beat
The Middle Beat is a daily rotating Beat for two rods between the Lower Middle and Upper Middle. The Upper Middle Beat starts at the Grilse Burn and continues down to the Upper Bridge. The Lower Middle Beat runs from below the Upper bridge to now include the Long Pool.

Lower Beat
The Lower Beat is re-organised as two x2 rod beats with changeover at 1pm.  The Top Lower Beat has 8 pools and runs from the Whirl down to and including the Scramble.  The Bottom Lower Beat comprises 13 pools from the Cow Pool to the Carpenters Pool.

Options include

–  Inver Lodge Hotel, a convenient and very comfortable place to stay in Lochinver with the famous Albert Roux Restaurant.

–  Iolaire House , sleeps 10 , available for weekly lets on a self catered basis. A great location resting on the hill above Lochinver with glorious views across the sea to the great mountains of Sutherland

Call our team of sporting professionals direct on +44 (0)1738 451 600 or make an enquiry through our contact form. Enquire
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The River Inver - Estate Info

The River Inver and its sister river the Kirkaig  offer wild and unspoilt salmon and sea-trout fishing across a number of private double banked beats. Rentals can be for a single day or for longer periods of time and please get in contact with the office for bookings.

The River Inver lies a short distance from the picturesque village of Lochinver in the unspoilt North West of Sutherland, overlooked by Benmore Assynt. The River is approximately 6 miles in length and flows out of the sizeable Loch Assynt at it’s head. Below Loch Assynt, and really part of the loch, is Loch Garbhe Uidhe and a short distance downstream Loch An Iasgaich, both of these lochs being incorporated into the Upper Beat fishings. In the early part of the century, the exit at Loch Assynt was dammed in order to control the flow of water into the river. The sluices were renovated in 1976, with a fish pass to allow the free ascent of fish. In recent years, a lot of improvement work has been carried out, particularly to the lower river, and this includes jetties, groynes and walkways. This has created better holding water and made the pools more accessible. Fishing on the Inver is by fly only, the season runs from 11th February to 15th October, the first fish was caught on the 4th April in 2017 and runs of fish build steadily though the season. 

 

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