Fishing in Ullapool

Fishing in Ullapool

Ullapool offers Fly fishing, bait fishing, bank or boat, salmon, trout, Loch or Sea. Ullapool is ideal for amateurs and experts alike. You can purchase fishing permits for many lochs around the Ullapool area. These can be purchased at the local hardware.

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Rod Fishing

Carved out by the glaciers of the last ice age, Loch Broom offers good protection from the open waters.

Sea Angling

You can Fish along Loch Broom Shore or off the Ullapool Pier watched by seals. Species likely to be caught include, pollack, haddock, mackerel and Skate. Just three miles north of Ullapool is Ardmair where you can hire small boats for sea fishing. Why not try boat fishing in the loch to catch, Coalfish, Cod, Mackerel, Plaice, Pollack, and Whiting.

Ullapool River

The River Ullapool flows to the West, is fed by Loch Achall this is a good river for sea trout, brown trout and salmon. Permits are required and available £15 (upper beat) and £5 (lower beat).

Ullapool has flourished. Its attractions now include sea-angling for whiting and skate, and game fishing for salmon and trout in the Ullapool River and the nearby lochs.

Rich History

In 1788 the British Fisheries Society founded a fishing station at Ullapool to take advantage of the herring fishing industry which had flourished in Loch Broom since the 16th century.

the Seaforth not only has great seafood but a great history too? the site on which the Seaforth now stands can be traced back to the original founding of the village. Ullapool was established in 1788 as a fishing village by the British fisheries society, and the first reference to this site appears on Mr MacLeod of Geanies' plan of Ullapool in 1789 as a store of salt, nets and casks. the building was completed in that year at a cost of £100.

It remained largely as a store for the next 160 years as records show. In 1912 Kenneth Cameron was using it as a store/coalhouse and described as a block, stone and lime building, slated. A smithy was also operating out the back, in a shed of wood and corrugated iron. Attached also, was a salmon-boiling house, where the salmon was prepared before despatching south.

The Seaforth has been through several guises. Our position at the harbour entrance has had a major influence in its development and the result of this can also be seen on the harbour and surrounding area. We have spent time as a fish and coal store for the steamboats that used to sail from Ullapool, a chandlery supplying the boats and harbour, and a smokehouse.

In the 60s and 70s we were a pub and inn, and during the 80s the upstairs served as offices for the fish agents dealing with the East European "Klondyke" fishing fleet that anchored in Loch Broom.

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