Fly and shoreline fishing

Whether you’re fishing for the first time, an experienced angler trying your hand in Skye, or simply looking for a way of entertaining the family, Mitchell has a fishing trip that will fit the bill. Learn new skills within Skye’s rugged landscape and get up close to its diverse wildlife.

Fishing trips can range from half a day to a week-long itinerary, and if you fancy trying a range of different activities Skye Ghillie can combine a Wild Walk with fishing in remote hill lochs. We can even keep you out overnight with a spot of wilderness camping.

  • Respected ghillie service for the experienced angler
  • Tuition for novices and intermediates
  • Individuals or groups
  • February – October: Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout (River or Loch)
  • Year-round sea angling from the shoreline
  • Travelling light? All equipment provided
  • All abilities welcome and wheelchair access
  • Fly tying lessons
  • Night fishing



Where to fish on Skye

Remote Hill Lochs

Though I’m always happy to take a boat out on Storr, sometimes I prefer to get off the beaten track and yomp to one of the secret little hill lochs that are only accessible on foot. I will take clients – who don’t mind the walk – to these too.


My family own fishing on the river Snizort – the longest river on Skye. It’s incredibly picturesque and records the most Salmon and Sea trout caught on the island, year after year. The upper reaches are near the township of Glenmore about 3 miles SW of Portree, and it runs north toward Loch Snizort.


You can’t fly fish all year round, the river fishing season runs from 15th February to 15th October, loch fishing starts on March 15th and ends September 30th, and it’s important to note that there is no Sunday fishing on the rivers.

However, there is seven day a week, year round sport to be had fishing from the shoreline. In the summer sea angling will bag you mackerel and you can fish for pollack in the winter months.


Good to know

You will need permits to fly fish anywhere on Skye – if you’re going out with Skye Ghillie he will arrange these, as well as all equipment, and even the coffee.  If you are going it alone he’s still happy to advise on permits – just give him a call.




Please use this form to book an activity with Skye Ghillie. Your booking will not be final until we've contacted you and confirmed your reservation, which will normally be within 48 hours. If you'd like to talk to us about something else or discuss your requirements in more detail, please email or phone (+44) 01478 640 812.

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