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Ghillie Loch ( loch nan Gillean )


The Ghillie Loch (pictured below) is a fairly small loch of approximately 7 acres and holds some good quality, hard fighting trout.

The loch is quite deep in the centre and as well as brown trout, is thought to hold some arctic charr making it well worth the short 10 min' walk.

This picture is looking west onto the loch, back toward the road where you can park in a small gravel car park at the side of the road. From the car park walk at  right angles away from the road until you go over the first small rise and you will be at the loch. The car park is about 1 mile short of Kinnabus.


School Loch ( loch ard Achadh )


5 minutes south-east of the Ghillie Loch sits the much larger School Loch. This water is about 20 acres in size and again holds plenty of free rising trout. The fish in this loch typically do not reach the size of its sister loch over the hill but as with all the club waters fish of a pound can and do get caught.

Wading is possible but caution is advised, especially on the eastern shore of the School loch as there are some large boulders which make footing very difficult.

The southern shoreline of the School Loch is thick with weed growth in the summer months but there are gaps which are always worth a cast or two with a floating line and dry fly.

There are no boats available on either of these lochs.

Anglers may only fish the School Lochs from July onwards.

 


 

 Permits available from Ian Laurie (see Contacts)

 









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