Nairn offers a variety of angling opportunities, from fun family days at a trout fishery to more serious salmon fishing on the River Nairn or River Findhorn or casting-off from the pier or beach into the Moray Firth.
Geddes Trout Fishery – suitable for the family, this sheltered fishery, just 2.5 miles from Nairn, offers bait and fly fishing as well as the opportunity to catch rainbow, brown and blue trout.
Achagour Trout Fishery – with man-made lochs spread over 7 hectares, Achagour offers blue, rainbow, and brown trout fishing on a catch-and-release basis. Numerous species of water birds are becoming established in this relatively new habitat.
River Nairn – Serious anglers can enjoy fishing several productive beats on the River Nairn. The category 1 river produces the mighty Atlantic Salmon throughout the season and sea trout can also be prolific. Daily and weekly permits can be purchased from Pat Fraser’s shop in the High Street.
River Findhorn – The Findhorn is untypical of Scottish salmon rivers, as it is not a Lowland river. You’ll need a variety of tactics to be successful on the River Findhorn, where you can also fish for sea trout on the lower beats. Day and week permits can be purchased from Forres Angling Association and from the Forres Tackle Shop.
Loch Ness – Only 30 minutes from Nairn, you can fish for sea trout, brown trout and Atlantic Salmon on the legendary Loch Ness. If you’re lucky, you may even catch something bigger.
Sea Fishing – Fishing directly off the two piers at the end of the harbour, you might catch flounders, ling, cooling, and sea scorpions. You can also try casting-off from the beach where flounders, and occasionally small turbot, can be caught. You can also dig for ragworm, to use as bait, on the beach near the pier.