Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: UK, Towy, Tweed, Dee, Deveron
The river Brora can produce fish at this time of year, it is however on the East coast & so you would probably want to stay over & fish it for a couple of days at least. Similarly the Dee, which is at its best at this time of year on the middle / upper sections & is a beautiful river to fish - letting details / availability are posted on the 'FishDee' website. you will be a bit early for the main sea trout runs but spot on for salmon on the Dee.
Most of the West coast rivers are spate rivers with summer grilse & Autumn salmon runs, the earlier rivers tend to be the larger East coast rivers & their main tributaries, some of the Tay tributaries such as the Tummel [still a decent sized river in its own right as the Tay is huge] can fish well at this time of year, but bear in mind that West Highland Roads are generally narrow & winding & it may take a lot longer to reach some where than you may think [Note, Drive on the Left & watch out for livestock in the road !]. Also the days are long at that time of year so even a start after lunch at, say, 2pm could still give you 8hrs fishing, with a dawn start up to say 12.30pm being similar - which may help with the fishing / family activity conflicts.
Its a total long shot, but the River Lochy is fairly close & produces small numbers of really huge fish in May, however it is usually a case of ''Dead mens shoes'' to get on here, but who knows? It's worth trying - again they have their own website.
Whatever you decide I wish you an enjoyable & successful trip.
Last edited by Tyke; 12-10-2008 at 07:53 AM.