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River Alness, Novar EstateBy Evanton, Easter Ross
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River Alness, Novar EstateBy Evanton, Easter Ross

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Region - Highlands & Islands

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Salmon Fishing

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From £60 per rod per day

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River Alness, Novar EstateBy Evanton, Easter Ross

Sleeps -

Region - Highlands & Islands

Sporting
Salmon Fishing

Activities

Facilities

Features

Rental
From £60 per rod per day

The River Alness is one of the most picturesque salmon rivers in the Highlands, running for just 11 miles from Loch Morie into the Cromarty Firth, with a drop of 600ft. The steep descent provides for a multitude of fast flowing pools, and stunning and varied scenery throughout the beats. The Alness has a small run of spring salmon in May and early June, and good runs of both salmon and grilse from July to the end of October. Annual rod catches are typically in the range of 500-700 salmon and grilse, of which about two thirds are caught on the Novar waters. The season begins on April 1st and ends on October 31st.

The Novar Fishings offer six rotating beats (all fished during a week’s fishing); the average length of each beat being about a mile, with typically fifteen to twenty named pools. Both banks are included although most of the fishing is from the southern (right) bank.
The Alness is a hunter’s river; ‘rivercraft’ and persistence are generally rewarded, and long casting rarely needed. Beginners do particularly well here, and there are typically 20-30 ‘first salmon’ caught each year on the Novar beats.

We say...

If you are planning to stay at one of our houses in Easter Ross, we have salmon fishing on the River Alness to offer you. This beautiful, fast flowing river has one of the steepest descents in Scotland and produces good runs of salmon and grilse to tempt the novice or experienced angler.

You say...

The Alness is one of the prettiest rivers I have ever fished on and everyone found it a delight to be there and to fish the water. We realised from the water level we were not likely to catch a huge number, maybe half a dozen or more, so it was a bit frustrating as there were fish there, but that’s salmon fishing. Anyway we all enjoyed fishing the river and as the weather was good at least we did not get soaked catching very little. Access to the river is very good and well marked and we were supplied with very good maps, it was all very well organised.

– Anonymous

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Accommodation

Superb accommodation can be provided nearby at Wyvis Lodge, Assynt House or Ardtalla.

Sporting

Fishing for 4 rods over six rotating beats.

A 12-13 ft double-handed rod is ideal for this river or you may prefer a single handed 10-11 footer. Full GAIC qualified instruction, guide and ghillie service is available.

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Testimonials

Salmon fishing and success are, in my experience, a comparatively unusual combination! The Alness is one of the prettiest rivers I have ever fished on and everyone found it a delight to be there and to fish the water. We realised from the water level we were not likely to catch a huge number, maybe half a dozen or more, so it was a bit frustrating as there were fish there, but that’s salmon fishing. Anyway we all enjoyed fishing the river and as the weather was good at least we did not get soaked catching very little. Access to the river is very good and well marked and we were supplied with very good maps, it was all very well organised.

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