Fishing

Salmon and Sea Trout fishing

“Believe me my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing, as simply messing about in boats.”

The famous quote from Kenneth Grahame’s classic The Wind in the Willows has long captured the simple joy of spending a day on the water in great company.  The unspoilt rivers and lochs of Benmore, Torosay and Glenforsa, set against the backdrop of breathtaking highland landscape, are arguably some of the best places in the world not only to mess about in a boat, but have something delicious to show for it at the end of the day.

From Loch Ba through River Ba and into Loch na Keal, while away the hours along two miles and six named pools of water, where salmon and sea trout are rife from late June to October.  With a choice of two traditional clinker built boats with outboards, you can enjoy fly fishing or ‘dapping’ in the right conditions on Loch Ba.  On the banks of Loch Ba, a renovated ruin affectionately known as ‘the Bothy’ complete with woodburning stove provides the perfect venue for picnic lunches, barbeques and shelter.

Fly over River Ba

We are lucky to have two drone videos of River Ba and the Knock, Loch Ba area taken by Mr I Erskine taken in March 2016.  Why not have a sneak preview of the River and its journey from Loch Ba to the shores of Loch na Keal.

              

Sea fishing

Javea is our main fishing vessel, with a cruising speed of 15-20 knots,  a Hardy 24, she is the ideal host to take you to the marine life rich waters around the coast of Mull.

At Loch Na Keal, there is excellent quality sea fishing and the estate successfully creel for some of the most mouthwatering fresh lobsters and crabs you’ll ever taste.  Spring and summer are also the ideal time for sea angling, with mackerel, pollock and skate all abundant.  Who will beat our record catch of almost 200lbs?

A Successful lobster catch

A Successful lobster catch

Sea Fishing on Benmore Estate, Mull

Sea Fishing for mackerel

 

I’ve had a really enjoyable week and I will always remember my first salmon.