The River Oykel is one of the most famous and productive salmon fisheries in the Scottish Highlands. Fishing is by traditional fly only and strict conservation rules have been in place for many years. Such is the reputation of the Oykel that most of the fishing is pre-booked by fishermen who return year after year. The hotel is ideally located at the heart of the river, providing excellent fishing accesses to the Upper and Lower Oykel beats.

Lower Oykel

The Lower Oykel fishing has 68 pools and is about 7 miles in length including ¾ mile of the River Einig tributary.

There are four daily rotating beats, each fished by three rods.

Fishing starts here in February and finishes at the end of September.

The fishing is invariably fully booked but occasionally some weeks become available.

Contact our Fishery Manager for availability.

Upper Oykel

The Upper Oykel has over 60 pools on about 6.5 miles, it too has four daily rotating beats, and each fished by three rods.

Fishing starts here during May and finishes at the end of September.

Whilst nearly all of the fishing is pre-booked some weeks do become available, especially in May and June.

Lower Oykel Salmon Fishing Beat Map

View our handy salmon fishing beat map of the Lower Oykel below or download the full PDF here.