DOUNREAY FLY FISHING ASSOCIATION (DFFA) OWNS 20 FIBRE GLASS BOATS FOR THE USE OF THEIR CLUB MEMBERS BUT VISITORS TO CAITHNESS MAY ALSO HIRE SOME OF THESE BOATS ON A DAILY OR WEEKLY BASIS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CLUB ACTIVITIES AND DETAILS OF BOAT HIRE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TROUT SYMBOL.

 

Caithness is one of the remote land areas on mainland Scotland but for trout fishing enthusiasts it offers some of the best wild brown trout lochs in the UK.

Why not try a ” relaxing adventure” in the Far North.

On many of our lochs you are unlikely to meet anyone else throughout the day and only come across the occasional bird, sheep, deer or a herd of grazing wind turbines.NO MIDGES!!!

The nearest dual carriageway is about 100 miles away and the nearest motorway more than 200 miles so you won’t be disturbed by traffic noise.

 

We can’t quite compete with the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland but sunset in June is after 11PM
The “adventure” starts with travelling to Caithness and then dealing with the weather when you get there. The quickest, but not the most economical, route is by air from Edinburgh  to Wick, John o’ Groats airport with Flybe or from Aberdeen with Eastern Airways. Alternatively, fly from London or regional airports with easyJet or FlyBe to Inverness. Onward travel from Inverness to Thurso or Wick takes about two hours 20 minutes by car or three hours by bus. By far the slowest but certainly the most scenic is by Scotrail (or if you are reading this after March 2015, Dutchrail)

Having survived the journey North, you then have to contend with the weather. This can vary from day to day and hour by hour but usually a lot of the day is suitable for fly fishing.

Three days on Loch Watten in June :-