Loch Muie (Muidhe)
The loch is reached from Rogart by travelling west towards Lairg on the A839. After approximately four miles, turn right at the signpost for Muie. Follow the single track road up the hill, past two croft houses on the right and stop and park at the next left hand corner. At this point a hill track leads, via a farm gate which carries the sign “ Loch Muie”, northwards to the loch. The track is negotiable by four wheel drive vehicles but can also be reached on foot in about ten minutes.
The loch is a typical highland loch and contains wild and stocked brown trout. It fishes best in a south or westerly breeze and good results are to be had over the whole loch fishing wet flies of standard hill loch patterns. During summer evenings good sport can also be obtained by fishing the dry fly.
Fishing is from the bank using fly only, and
the maximum permitted basket is six fish. The water is limited to four anglers
at any time. Expect baskets in the range ˝ lb – 1˝ lb.
The season is from 1st April to 30th September.
From 1st June until 30th September, fishing for sea trout and salmon is available on two beats of this small spate river. Fishing is confined to the north bank and two rods are allowed on each beat. Only fly fishing is permitted.
This beat is available on Mondays and Wednesdays. It extends from Davoch bridge (near Rogart station) downstream to the first dry stone dyke, a distance of approximately four hundred yards. This beat contains two main holding pools and, given sufficient water, a number of interesting runs for the fly.
Sea trout may be caught from June onwards while, typically, salmon and grilse runs occur in July and August.
Permits to fish loch and river are availabe at modest cost through Rogart Angling Club and can be purchased at Post Office Stores (tel. 01408 641 200) to which records of catches should be returned.
From time to time, river fishings upstream of Davoch bridge may be available to visitors, and in addition, opportunities to fish from the south bank downstream of Davoch bridge may also arise.
Enquiries regarding these should be made at
Post Office Stores
or by contacting the Rogart Angling Club Secretary (tel. 01408 641 479).