Rispond Estate can provide accommodation either on the Estate in one of our cottages or in the village of Durness or can find a wide range of alternative accommodation locally if required. The North West tip of Scotland, close to Cape Wrath is a remote wilderness of peat moor and highland mountain. From sandy beaches to 2,700 feet hills, the area offers all types of terrain for sport and walking / climbing. One is never far from water, be it be in mountain burns or cascading rivers or lochs of all sizes. They also have a B&B in Durness with a small seafood restaurant.
Fishing or Trout Angling services, boat angling
Rispond Estate lies on the north coast of Scotland overlooking Loch Eriboll with over 15,000 acres of stalking ground and a productive spate river. The Polla which runs down Strathbeg and flows into the south end of Loch Eriboll.
The sport available is extensive and covers stalking, salmon and sea trout and brown trout fishing – sea fishing and some rough shooting for the odd grouse, duck or woodcock. The estate has exclusive fishing rights on the lower 2½ miles of the river, which can provide excellent salmon and sea trout fishing given good water conditions. Prime fishing takes place from the west bank on the bottom mile of the river including the productive sea pool.
Fishing on the Durness Lochs is now controlled by the Keoldale Sheep Stock Club and Rispond Estate. The fishing pressure seems to have increased in recent years, but these lochs are still well worth a visit. The fishing is mainly by boat, but Loch Borralie also offers excellent bank fishing.
A small family run boat building business currently operating in it’s second decade, situated in the “craft village” Durness but with access to the harbour at Rispond and Loch Eriboll at Port Chamuill. 12ft- 13ft Loch boats made almost exclusively from European Larch which we have planked to our own specification. These boats are without equal for loch drifting when fishing for sea trout or brown trout. Workboats also built to client’s specification in wood, steel, fibreglass or aluminium. Either bare hull or fully fitted out with outboard or inboard engines.
Fishing is by fly only, with a single handed rod being entirely adequate. Day permits for Loch Sian (double electric outboard available) and other lochs (remote/accessible). Trout and occasional Sea Trout. B&B accommodation available in Durness from £25.00 per day. For details contact at Rispond Estate.
Late August/early September (either 27th August – 3 rd September, 3rd -10 th September or 10th -17th September) – salmon and sea trout fishing 2 rods, stalking for 2 stags and possibly a third sika or red stag or roe buck in the woodland £1,000. Accommodation in either Polla Cottage £250 for a week self-catered, or dinner, bed and breakfast in Durness with attached licensed sea food restaurant at £55 per person per night excluding drinks.
2nd – 9th October – stalking/shooting week to include 3 stags with possibly an extra woodland beast (red, roe, sika) and 2 evenings duck flighting £1,000. Accommodation either in Polla Cottage £250 per week self-catered or dinner, bed and breakfast in Durness with attached licensed sea food restaurant at £55 per person per night excluding drink.
Durness By Lairg North West Coast of Scotland
Sutherland IV27 4QE