There are two main rivers in Assynt, the Inver which flows from Loch Assynt to the sea at Lochinver and the Kirkaig, forming part of the southern boundary of Assynt as it flows from Fionn Loch down to Inverkirkaig. These ‘spate rivers’ are typical of the Northwest Highlands and see annual runs of the much sought after Atlantic Salmon.


Pursuit of these incredible migratory fish is often the reserve of the privileged few, but there are a couple of locations and techniques that means your ‘average Joe’ can also have a crack at ‘The King of Fish’!