The Oykel Bridge Hotel is situated in the lovely Strathoykel Valley just an hour from Inverness on the Bonar Bridge, Lochinver road. Each en suite room is comfortable and furnished to a high standard.
The comfortable hotel is ideally located by the Upper and Lower Oykel River for anglers seeking excellent salmon and trout beats. It also provides the perfect holiday base being just 32 miles from the stunning west coast of Scotland and close to several championship golf courses, including Royal Dornoch.
The Upper Oykel extends from Loch Ailsh to the Oykel Falls above Oykel Bridge. The fishings include 7 miles of double bank fishing surrounded by the most wild and remote hills of central Sutherland. The river is let with accommodation at the Oykel Bridge Hotel in four beats with up to 3 rods permitted per beat. There is good vehicular access to the river by a stone track from the A837 public road at Oykel Bridge. A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
Hotel guests have access to excellent sea trout and salmon fishing on Loch Ailsh and trout fishing on Loch Craggie, Loch Urigill, Loch Veyatie and a number of other hill lochs. Most lochs have boats and outboards can be hired daily.
Salmon fishing on the Lower Oykel is available from March onwards and on the Upper Oykel from June to September at additional cost.
Fish normally move over the Oykel falls into the Upper Oykel from mid June onwards with the river normally carrying a good stock of fish from then until the end of the season on 30 September. Fishing is by fly only. In accordance with the Oykel Conservation Programme all fish over 65cm are returned.
You can leave your rod, set up with line and reel, in the large rod-room. There is no fishing on Sunday.
A rota for the beats on the Upper Oykel is drawn up each day, so guests get a variety of fishing.
Jonathan Mason BSc. FRICS
Bonar Bridge, Sutherland IV24 3EA Scotland
Tel: 01863 766683
Fax: 01863 766736
Oykel Bridge Hotel
Corriemulzie Estate, Rosehall, by Lairg, Sutherland IV27 4HE
Tel: 01549 441218 or 01549 441234
Fax: 01549 441384
Oykel Bridge Hotel – Oykel Lochs
Corriemulzie Estate, Bonar Bridge Rosehall, by Lairg
Sutherland IV27 4HE