Fishing boat in harbour


Sea la vie…

Winner of Good Hotel Guide's Editor's Choice Fishing 2018 Award!

Shieldaig Lodge Hotel is the perfect base for travelling fishing parties. Enjoy access to 26,000 acres of first class fly fishing, with salmon and sea trout fishing on Loch Badachro, River Badachro and brown trout fishing on the famous Fairy Lochs.

The hotel has fishing rights in nine major and numerous smaller lochans, with boats on six of these lochs. Beginners are welcome from any age. Fly fishing lessons typically start on the lawn of the Lodge and once you have mastered the cast you will progress onto a loch with a personal instructor.

We also have an agreement with a local creel fisherman. It is one of only two places in the UK where you can creel fish. You will get the chance to see traditional creel fishing and will nearly always return with crab, lobster or langoustine! Our chef will happily prepare a special meal with your catch of the day. 

The following fishing activities and experiences are available to book (for prices, please enquire within): 

  • One hour fly fishing lesson - GBP 60.00 per person or 75.00 for two people
  • Half day fly fishing, including introduction lesson plus in loch experience - GBP 100.00 per person or 150.00 for two people
  • Full day instructed and Ghillied - GBP 200.00per person or 250.00 for two people
  • Full day wild fishing with Argo transport and Ghillie - GBP 200.00 per person or 250.00 for two people
  • Bare bones permit - GBP 15.00 for a bank beat, 20.00 for use of the boat per person
  • Sea fishing or creel fishing - GBP 20.00 per person for 1.5 - 2 hours

Shellfish Gastro Experience

Unique in the UK, our Shellfish Gastro Experience brings to you the opportunity to cook your catch! 

For 20.00 per person for fish or £100 per person for a full seafood gastro feast (with lobster, langoustine, crab etc), your catch is delivered to the kitchen where our chefs will create an incredible five-course shellfish gastro feast for you.

The experience starts on Dry Island in the bay of Badachro. Boarding our local fisherman’s creel boat, Iain will give you a warm welcome and then combine a guided historic tour of the bay with creel fishing. During the trip you will help bring in the day’s fayre (typically crab, langoustine and lobster). 

Please note that unfortunately we do not recommend this activity for anyone who requires assisted access, as this day out can be considered strenuous, with limited accessibility. Please reach out to us prior to booking if you are unsure if this experience would suit you.

Only available to book Monday - Friday and is weather dependent.

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