The area around Gairloch has some prime fishing locations – from sea fishing to the many hill lochs and rivers. The Rivers Ewe, Badachro, Kerry and Gruinard offer the chance of excellent salmon and sea trout, while Loch Badachro, the Fairy Lochs, Loch Maree, Loch Tollaidh and Loch Kernsary amongst others are well known rich spots among local fishermen. Permits for the Gairloch Angling Club are available from many local shops. Sea fishing is also popular, with some top class specimens of turbot, whiting, plaice, cod and of course haddock ripe for the catch. Close to the shore, there are mussels, cockles, possibly mackerel and even squid and conger eel close by the shore. There are several local boat trips available, and these are highly recommended to get the best from sea fishing in the Gairloch area.
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