With natural surroundings like the spectacular peaks of Arkle and Foinhaven behind you and looking out in front, your eyes are greeted by the beautiful Loch Inchard, you know your stay will be a peaceful one. Pretty unprepossessing to look at, but it’s what it looks out on to that will stay with you forever: an unparalleled view over wild Loch Inchard, flanked by rugged Highland hills and crofter’s cottages. You couldn’t dream up a more idyllic setting. The views from this hotel are simply stunning with a view of Loch Inchard in front and the peaks of Foinhaven, Ben Arkle and Ben Hope behind. This 11 bedroom hotel caters for single, twin, double and family bedrooms. A dog friendly hotel.
The Rhiconich Hotel can offer some of the UK’s best fishing spots together with some incredible, breathtaking walks. Just outside the doorstep you can expect to see the spectacular highland wildlife such as the incredible native Deer and, if lucky, you may even spot an Otter in the local River. You can guarantee the Rhiconich Hotel can offer even the most dedicated of fisherman a fantastic experience. Rates from £39.50 per person per night, including breakfast. Permits available for the Rhiconich Estate’s 11,500 acres. A tendency towards the chintzy, with swirly-patterned carpets, varnished pine furniture and pink tartan wallpaper, but big, warm and comfortable. En-suite, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and two slabs of shortbread biscuit.
The variety of fishing is among the finest in North West Sutherland with a choice of Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon on numerous Lochs. There are several other beaches within a couple of miles which provide good fishing, surfing and access for launching small boats. If you fancy yourself a keen fisherman, or want to give it a try, then included in this vast area of land are 12 major fishing lochs, with boats, and many more minor lochs that can offer you some of the best fishing in the UK.
Fish the many roadside lochs or stretch your legs to reach some of the more remote, and rarely fished, lochs for truly wild brown trout. Best fishing in strong wind, after a spate with water over flat stone at boat house. In addition there are two or three pools in the Rhiconich River that are worth fishing.
RHICONICH ESTATE FISHING
- Pool: Worth a try in spate conditions if fish are running
- Tail of Loch: Best in high water, first place fish rest, good lie by sunken stone
- Ministers: Good Sea Trout lie as well, fish lie close in to the bank
- Black Point: Main lie in low water, best fished from boat
- Narrows: Best in high water, on its day the best spot on the loch
- Burn Mouth: Fish both streams. In high water fish redds pool in burn
- Green Point: Fish drop back here from narrows. Quite deep.
Rhiconich Estate’s Fishing Guide
Permits for the Rhiconich hill lochs. Rhiconich Hotel Fishing for salmon sea trout and brown trout in 10 surrounding lochs including; Loch Croacach (bt 6 – 8oz), Loch Tarvie (bt 12oz), Asir Mor (bt occasional salmon and sea trout), Lady Loch (loch na Callisch) bt & st, Number One (bt 6 – 8oz but fish up to 2-3lbs), Gharbet Mor (bt and st good sea trout in summer), Key Loch (bt dour but fish are big 1lb+), Gull Loch, Loch na Thull (bt and st and ferox).
The hotel is located at the junction of where the A838 and B801 meet. The B801 is a minor road that goes to Kinlochbervie where you will find some of the finest sandy beaches in Britain. Don’t be fooled by the A838 however as whilst this might look like a major road on the map it is a single track road with passing places.
Rhiconich Hotel – Rhiconich Estate Fishing
Phone: 01971 521224
Fax: +44(1971) 521732
Rhiconich near Kinlochbervie and Shiegra Northern Highlands on the west Coast in Rhiconich approx 6 miles
Sutherland IV27 4RN