The Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association (KOSAA)
The Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association (KOSAA) is fortunate in having access to some 14 miles of one of the few pristine waterways in the North of Scotland, set amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the County of Sutherland, one of the UK’s last remaining wildernesses.
The association’s water extends from the Creich pool, to the East of Bonar Bridge, and as far West to where it is joined by the rivers Cassley and Oykel.
The Kyle of Sutherland has four feeder rivers which are amongst the most prolific Salmon Rivers in the Highlands, the Carron, Shin, Cassley and Oykel, all of which are top class Highland fly fisheries. It is, therefore, little wonder that the Kyle is such a popular fishery.
KOSAA are also able to offer our members and visiting anglers the opportunity to fish four Highland hill lochs, Laggan, Laro, Cracail Mhor and Buidhe for wild Brown Trout. Day Tickets are available from local outlets. Offer the fly fisherman,
- Salmon Fishing
- Sea Trout
- Brown Trout
- Day/Weekly tickets
- Boats available on the loch’s
The Kyle has long been known for its Sea Trout and every year returns a good head of fish, with fish regularly topping the 3lb mark, with good sized Brown Trout also present. The association originated as a Sea Trout club. Both salmon and sea trout are caught, with the Kyle of Sutherland Angling Club taking in the region of 400 salmon and 200 sea trout per season.
THE KYLE OF SUTHERLAND is world renowned for the quality of its salmon angling, four of Scotlands major salmon rivers join the Kyle on its course to the Dornoch Firth, The Oykel main tributary of the Kyle, the Cassely, Shin and Carron, the majority of fishing on the Kyle is controlled by the Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association (KOSAA), angling along the kyle is from the 1st June until the 30th September with good salmon and sea trout catches recorded annually, excellent wild brown trout fishing on four local lochs is also available from March until October.
Contact: The Kyle of Sutherland Angling Association (KOSAA)
John Blackman (Hon. Sec KOSAA)
Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4EY
Tel: 01549 421303
The Kyle of Sutherland District Salmon Fishery Board and The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust
The rivers all run into the tidal waters of the Kyle of Sutherland. They are managed on a local basis by estate ghillies & keepers and on a broader basis by the Kyle Board & Trust. The Kyle of Sutherland District Salmon Fishery Board (The Board) is the statutory body for the District. The Board was established in the mid 1800s and has obligations to conserve and protect migrating fish stocks and to administer the interests of salmon proprietors.
The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust (The Trust) was established in 2003. It endeavours to facilitate ecological and socioeconomic improvement works within the communities, fisheries and catchments of the five main Kyle of Sutherland rivers – Carron, Oykel, Cassley, Shin & Evelix and other minor rivers in the Kyle of Sutherland District. The Trust works closely with the Board, riparian zone landowners, and river proprietors, angling associations, public agencies, local businesses, corporate benefactors and local investors.
Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) is being developed with financial assistance from the Scottish Government (SG), input from Rivers & Fisheries Trusts Scotland (RAFTS), Fisheries Research Services (FRS) and both the Kyle Trust & Board.
Contact: Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust
Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS)
Dornoch Road, Bonar Bridge
Sutherland IV24 3EB
Tel: 01863 766536
Mob.: 07770 831790