Stewart combines passion with superb local knowledge for fishing and is an excellent coach.

I had two of my most memorable days fishing the lochs in Assynt with him and caught my first wild ‘Brownie’ over 1lb.

I’d recommend him to anyone considering fishing this fantastic area I’ll certainly be back again next year.


Stewart focused very hard on ensuring that all of us from down south had a week to remember…

That is exactly what we had.

Stewart had many a trick up his sleeve to ensure that we got the fishing experience of a lifetime.


Thanks once again for such a memorable day. I would have been happy just to catch one of those lunkers* considering the horrible conditions encountered at the start but your expertise of the area and timings paid dividends.

* This first-time saltwater fly fisher finished with three over 4.5 pounds!


It was a fantastic day ! We will probably contact you to come back soon* in this wonderful place.”

* Jean Pierre & Veronique did indeed return (more than once!) and even ended up buying a house here!


My son and I fished with Stewart this summer and have already booked for next year.

His expert local knowledge and specialist techniques put us onto big trout we would not have got to otherwise.


I am an experienced angler and wanted to combine traditional fly fishing for wild Trout and Sea Trout with new experiences.

The Trout and Sea Trout fishing did not disappoint. Stewart has pioneered popper fly fishing for Pollock in Assynt. I tried this and had a great time and will certainly be repeating the experience. View Stewart’s videos to see what I mean!


I have had the pleasure of fishing with and the guidance of  Stewart Yates of Assynt Fly Fishing on a number of occasions

He is a passionate fly angler who studies fish behavior and their reaction to flies, as a bonus he is a qualified mountain guide and is quick to share interesting information about Assynt, the geology as well as the fauna and flora


We were complete novices, but under Stewart’s patient eye were soon competent enough to be unleashed on the loch.

Stewart’s knowledge of the Assynt region added greatly to our experience.Thank you so much Stewart for sharing with us your love of the Assynt and the beautiful brown trout, and for making our day so enjoyable.

We hope to “haste ye back” & spend another day on the loch with Stewart