Loch Shurrery

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1st May - 6th October

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Additional information

  • No visitor bookings.
  • 9" minimum.
  • The boat is berthed at the north end near the parking area to the left of the dam.
  • Fishing is only allowed on the main loch.
  • Bank fishing is allowed if weather conditions prevent boat fishing.
  • No dogs, picnics, or camping allowed.

Map and locations

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History of the loch

By Gordon Douglas

The loch forms part of the water system comprising Loch Caluim, the Knockglass Burn, Loch Shurrery and the Forss River. The loch is dammed at its outlet to the Forss River, the dam having been constructed in the late fifties by Dounreay to provide the copious amount of water required for the site. A salmon ladder was provided at the dam and in recent years the dam and ladder have been redesigned and much improved. The single boat let was arranged with Sir David Black, the owner of Shurrery Estate. The loch holds a large stock of 8 to 12 ounce fish and, given the huge overspill of fish from LOch Caluim and the connecting burn, it would be a mighty job to change this. Not that there should be a need to try since the loch is in a beautiful setting and provides great sport, especially if using very light tackle. As has often been remarked by those suffering from depression following a run of blank days on loftier lochs, that is at place to get one’s confidence back. There is also the chance of getting into a salmon which, the owner says, the catcher may keep provided it is reported.

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