The River Kirkaig lies in the unspoilt North West of Sutherland with a backdrop of the mountains of Suilven Canisp and Ben More Assynt.  The river lies in a wonderfully unspoilt gorge with a series of rocky pools and runs.  The Falls of Kirkaig, two miles upstream from the mouth are an impressive barrier to the further upward migration of salmon and sea trout,  and the river below this is divided into three beats, each of two rods, which are fished on a daily rotation.  Each beat has a variety of excellent holding pools, some of which are rocky and only accessible to the most agile.  The Kirkaig is very much a spate river, and restricted to fly only with the season running from 11th February – 15th October, the main fishing months being July – October.  

Upper Beat
The top of this beat, the Kirkaig Falls is approximately 2 miles walk from the car park at Kirkaig bridge.  Access is provided by reasonably maintained footpath.  The beat consists of 13 pools and provides exciting and challenging fishing for two fit and agile rods.

Middle Beat
The Middle Beat is only one mile from the car park and is much less precipitous than the upper beat.  It consists of 10 pools and provides fishing for two rods and best fished in medium to high water.  It includes the Little Kirkaig, Turn and Hazel Pools which are productive in all heights of water

Lower Beat
This is the most accessible beat with many of the pools beside the road.  It is a particularly good beat in medium to high water and comprises seven pools including the Sea Pool, and is fished by two rods.  This includes the Heather, Bridge and Elder Pools which can all be productive.

Inver Lodge Hotel
Fishing parties are no longer required to stay in the Inver Lodge Hotel, but it remains a convenient and very comfortable place to stay in Lochinver, and includes the famous Albert Roux restaurant.

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The River Kirkaig - Estate Info

The River Kirkaig lies in the unspoilt North West of Sutherland with a backdrop of the mountains of Suilven Canisp and Ben More Assynt.  The river lies in a wonderfully unspoilt gorge with a series of rocky pools and runs.  The Falls of Kirkaig, two miles upstream from the mouth are an impressive barrier to the further upward migration of salmon and sea trout,  and the river below this is divided into three beats, each of two rods, which are fished on a daily rotation.  Each beat has a variety of excellent holding pools, some of which are rocky and only accessible to the most agile.  The Kirkaig is very much a spate river, and restricted to fly only with the season running from 11th February – 15th October, the main fishing months being July – October.  

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