Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self CateringRowanhill Cottage by River Shiel - Acharacle
Self Catering - Ardnamurchan - Scotland

Ideal location for Fishing Holidays - either on the fresh water loch Shiel for Trout, Salmon & Sea Trout or on River Shiel for Salmon and Sea-Trout.

Information on the River Shiel:

River Shiel
The River Shiel drains the fresh-water Loch Shiel to the sea-water Loch Moidart.
Loch Shiel is 18 miles long flowing from beside the Jacobite monument at Glenfinnan in the north through spectacular mountain scenery to the start of the River Shiel only quarter of a mile from Rowanhill.

Shiel Bridge and Old Shiel Bridge

The river flows past Rowanhill and under the new and old bridges through beautiful countryside for about 3 miles before plunging over a spectacular waterfall into the sea loch which at high tide fills the waterfall and dams the river.


Loch Shiel

Boat fishing for trout, sea trout and salmon in Loch Shiel can be arranged through either
Dalilea Farm -
Contact: Telephone 01967 431253 Email
or Loch Shiel Hotel -
Contact: Telephone 01967 431 224 Email

River Shiel

Fishing for salmon and sea trout in the River Shiel can often be arranged but not normally at short notice. Please visit
Any enquiries about availability, more information & prices for fishing the River Shiel - please contact: or telephone 01307 840 719 quoting Rowanhill.
Also a request through Ardshealach Lodge may prove productive -
Contact: Telephone 01967 431399.

Ardnamurcahn Charters
River Shiel is a very beautiful west coast river with a surprising number and variety of named pools. Fishing from the bank, by wading, and from the stages especially around the House Pool, can be productive along the whole length of the river from The Loch Point at Loch Shiel to The Sea Pool and Cairn Pool at Loch Moidart.


Ardnamurchan CentreFishing in the River Shiel is organised by the owners of the opposite banks in a two-beat system fishing both banks of the upper part and then the lower part of the river for half a day each. A catch and release policy has been adopted.
Salmon and sea-trout fishing normally starts in May and ends at the end of September. However early fish are very occasionally seen in April.
By prior arrangement with the owners of Rowanhill, fishing on the river is occasionally available by the week for up to 5 rods per day.



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