Shooting & Fishing
Shooting - Game Birds
A small-scale family run shoot has been set up on Muck and sells around 10 days a season. By planting around 20 acres of game crops alongside the new and existing plantations and by using the Island's natural topography of deep gully's and heather banks mixed drives of pheasants and partridges are available at the start of the shooting season. Ponds have also been created on the hill ground to allow high duck shoots. Later in the season, guns can expect to see snipe and woodcock in abundance. For full details and costs visit www.isleofmuck.com. Click on Muck above for how to get there, where to stay.
Deer Stalking is available at Lochailort Estate by arrangement with the estate. The first point of contact is with Lochailort Inn, Lochailort, by Fort William, PH39 4NZ. Tel: 01687 470208 or email [email protected].
Spend the day fishing on one of the most beautiful lochs on the west coast. Fishing is mainly for hard fighting wild brown trout averaging ¾ - 1 lb, although trout up to 14lb have been caught. From July onwards there is always the chance of a salmon. For more information contact the Loch Superintendent, Viv de Fresnes - Tel: 01687 462388 / Mobile: 07787 431962 or [email protected] regarding permit costs etc. Details on boat hire can be obtained from Ewen Macdonald - Tel:01687 462520 / Mobile 07747 822265.
For energetic fishers there are numerous hill lochs in the area that contain brown trout. Please observe the country code when accessing them and only catch what is required for your own needs. Preferably return your catch for others to enjoy.