Lamprey

River Knoydart

Snow on the Inverie River

Snow on the Inverie River

Imageflounder from Loch Nevis

flounder from Loch Nevis

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Knoydart is one of the most remote parts of the Lochaber Fisheries Trust domain. Although it is part of the mainland there are no road links so access is via ferry from Mallaig.

The Knoydart peninsula is dominated by steep mountains sweeping down to the coastline. There are two main rivers on Knoydart; the Inverie and Guiserein. The Inverie River flows for about 4miles from Loch an dubh-lochan out to sea, with many small steep burns joining along route. A small hydroscheme on one such burn, the Allt Dubh, provides the village with its electricity. The guiserein stems from the steep mountains behind Inverie village and flows northwards for c 5miles before meeting the sea. Both rivers have historically had good sea trout runs, although these have declined since the past twenty years. Salmon, eels, lamprey and flounder also found in the catchment. Fishing on the Inverie river and Loch an dubh-lochan is available with accommodation from Kilchoan Estate.

Deer stalking is the predominant land-use in the area, with some grazing; for highland cattle near the Inverie and sheep on the Guiserein. Inverie is a community-owned village and has two rangers to help protect and promote the stunning unspoilt countryside.

Lochaber Fisheries Trust