Reasort Estates

Fishing and Tackle Information

The quality of the sea trout and salmon fishing on Rèasort Estates is unsurpassed. There are numerous separate freshwater loch and river systems, all in remote and beautiful surroundings, yet most are accessible by vehicle or on foot. During your day out you are likely to observe golden eagles, sea eagles and deer.

Except when the rivers are in spate, most of the fishing is done Hebridean style from a boat. There are nine resident ghillies to look after guests, and their company and thorough knowledge of the area are a major factor in the enjoyment of the day. Many guests return year after year. Our fishing beats can be view on the interactive maps, which will also provide you with some information about the individual systems.

Information

The big sea trout start to run in June, with salmon a week or two later. Weights are comparable with those found in similar waters in Scotland and Ireland, although numbers are generally greater. Sea trout average 2 lb, with salmon averaging 5 lb. Salmon of up to 15 lb have been caught and the heaviest recorded salmon taken from the estate is 23 lb.
Fishing is by fly only and ‘dapping’, given the right conditions, can be most effective. Spinning and trolling are not permitted.

Tackle

The best length of rod for loch fishing is 10½–11 ft. As we fish a dropper and tail fly, the rod needs to be this length in order to dabble the bob fly effectively. Your fly line should be a 5/8# WF floating line, to cut through the wind. In a flat calm an intermediate line can be effective. Plenty of backing is essential with a reliable reel and a good check.

Nylon leaders should be 8 lb, 10 lb and 12 lb, either Seaguar or Maxima.
We recommend that you bring a double-handed rod 13–15 ft, which is effective for bank fishing if it is too windy to fish from the boat.

Dapping is always exciting, using telescoping rods of at least 16 ft in length, together with floss and dapping lines. Fresh sea trout rise freely to the dap as well as the occasional salmon.

Recommended wet flies for traditional drift fishing are sizes 8–10 and are as follows:

On single hooks:

Goats Toe Kate McClarren Peter Ross
Silver Invicta Dunkeld Blue Elver
Claret Bumble Sweeney Todd Grenadier
Blue Zulu Alexandra Muddler
Doubles (used mainly as the tail fly):
Silver Stoat Willie Gunn All Shrimp

Silver Stoats tail on a small double is the favourite tail fly here, so be sure to brink several! (We do aim to have a comprehensive stock of flies for sale.) Small black tubes are effective, ½ inch as well as other patterns, with very small trebles. Sunray Shadow is another important fly to bring and is effective in a high wind when fishing from a bank. Triple hooked flies are not permitted.

Fish

At Rèasort Estates we aim to encourage young, big and healthy fish and operate a catch and release policy. The recommendations are that one salmon and two sea trout can be retained per day.

Any sea trout smaller that 1½ lb or over 3 lb should be returned. Fish should always be returned during the spawning season. Your ghillie will be able to advise on which fish you should retain.

A record must be kept of all catches, whether retained or returned, and this is filed and recorded at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. The ghillies will provide you with sheets to fill in and if you ask nicely, they may even do it for you! Please also enter details of your catch in the fishing record book at the property you’re staying in. They’re situated in the drawing room at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and in the sitting room at Hamanavay House and Morsgail Lodge.

This enables us to monitor our fish stocks and compare catches from previous years. This information is also available on Fish Pal and is updated on a daily basis during the open season. http://www.fishpal.com

General information

The Scottish Highland and Islands are well known for their ‘changeable’ weather conditions. It really is possible to experience all three seasons in one day and therefore we ask guests to come well prepared! We will be pleased to give you advice depending on what time of year you will be visiting Rèasort Estates. Waterproof and windproof clothing is essential. A good boat coat and wellies are a must. Please refrain from wearing boots with studs as these damage the boats. Waders, either thigh or body, are very useful for any river or bank fishing. Hats are advised for both protection and safety. Polaroid glasses are absolutely essential for both fishing and above all safety. Life jackets are provided for use in the boats and it is essential that they are worn.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the estate office on 01859 560200.

Fishing and Tackle Information

The quality of the sea trout and salmon fishing on Rèasort Estates is unsurpassed. There are numerous separate freshwater loch and river systems, all in remote and beautiful surroundings, yet most are accessible by vehicle or on foot. During your day out you are likely to observe golden eagles, sea eagles and deer.

Except when the rivers are in spate, most of the fishing is done Hebridean style from a boat. There are nine resident ghillies to look after guests, and their company and thorough knowledge of the area are a major factor in the enjoyment of the day. Many guests return year after year. Our fishing beats can be view on the interactive maps, which will also provide you with some information about the individual systems.

Information

The big sea trout start to run in June, with salmon a week or two later. Weights are comparable with those found in similar waters in Scotland and Ireland, although numbers are generally greater. Sea trout average 2 lb, with salmon averaging 5 lb. Salmon of up to 15 lb have been caught and the heaviest recorded salmon taken from the estate is 23 lb.
Fishing is by fly only and ‘dapping’, given the right conditions, can be most effective. Spinning and trolling are not permitted.

Tackle

The best length of rod for loch fishing is 10½–11 ft. As we fish a dropper and tail fly, the rod needs to be this length in order to dabble the bob fly effectively. Your fly line should be a 5/8# WF floating line, to cut through the wind. In a flat calm an intermediate line can be effective. Plenty of backing is essential with a reliable reel and a good check.

Nylon leaders should be 8 lb, 10 lb and 12 lb, either Seaguar or Maxima.
We recommend that you bring a double-handed rod 13–15 ft, which is effective for bank fishing if it is too windy to fish from the boat.

Dapping is always exciting, using telescoping rods of at least 16 ft in length, together with floss and dapping lines. Fresh sea trout rise freely to the dap as well as the occasional salmon.

Recommended wet flies for traditional drift fishing are sizes 8–10 and are as follows:

On single hooks:

Goats Toe Kate McClarren Peter Ross
Silver Invicta Dunkeld Blue Elver
Claret Bumble Sweeney Todd Grenadier
Blue Zulu Alexandra Muddler
Doubles (used mainly as the tail fly):
Silver Stoat Willie Gunn All Shrimp

Silver Stoats tail on a small double is the favourite tail fly here, so be sure to brink several! (We do aim to have a comprehensive stock of flies for sale.) Small black tubes are effective, ½ inch as well as other patterns, with very small trebles. Sunray Shadow is another important fly to bring and is effective in a high wind when fishing from a bank. Triple hooked flies are not permitted.

Fish

At Rèasort Estates we aim to encourage young, big and healthy fish and operate a catch and release policy. The recommendations are that one salmon and two sea trout can be retained per day.

Any sea trout smaller that 1½ lb or over 3 lb should be returned. Fish should always be returned during the spawning season. Your ghillie will be able to advise on which fish you should retain.

A record must be kept of all catches, whether retained or returned, and this is filed and recorded at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. The ghillies will provide you with sheets to fill in and if you ask nicely, they may even do it for you! Please also enter details of your catch in the fishing record book at the property you’re staying in. They’re situated in the drawing room at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and in the sitting room at Hamanavay House and Morsgail Lodge.

This enables us to monitor our fish stocks and compare catches from previous years. This information is also available on Fish Pal and is updated on a daily basis during the open season. http://www.fishpal.com

General information

The Scottish Highland and Islands are well known for their ‘changeable’ weather conditions. It really is possible to experience all three seasons in one day and therefore we ask guests to come well prepared! We will be pleased to give you advice depending on what time of year you will be visiting Rèasort Estates. Waterproof and windproof clothing is essential. A good boat coat and wellies are a must. Please refrain from wearing boots with studs as these damage the boats. Waders, either thigh or body, are very useful for any river or bank fishing. Hats are advised for both protection and safety. Polaroid glasses are absolutely essential for both fishing and above all safety. Life jackets are provided for use in the boats and it is essential that they are worn.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the estate office on 01859 560200.

Core Value Statement

That the unique natural environment of Reasort Estates shall continue to be nurtured together with those Christian values, displayed by generations of families for whom this land is Home.

In all things may God be our guide.