EXPERIENCE THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS
There are numerous things to do and see, like places of historic interest. In the town of Gairloch is a nine hole golf course, certainly the only one in the world where you can see “over the sea to Skye”. There is also an unique and delightful Heritage Museum, which reconstructs the life and history of the local people. The warm gulfstream, which makes fish so abundant, also provides the climate for the sub-tropical plants that grow in the world-famous Inverewe Gardens.
This is a great sporting estate stretching over four deer forests, and you may wish to experience a week stalking. You can fish for wild brown trout in wild and lovely hill lochs. Among these lochs you will enjoy some of the most famous wild trout fishing in Britain. Fishing is possible from the bank of most lochs, but you can also fish from boats with one of our skilled and friendly keepers. Fly fishing is the tradition of the estate and the keepers are happy to teach beginners the rudiments. Spinning is allowed on the smaller hill lochs.
The Scottish Highlands are home to the Red Deer where they live in their natural habitat among the wild, rugged hills and mountains. Red Deer are the largest wild deer in the UK and one of our native species. Deer stalking in Scotland has centuries of history and tradition behind it.
As part of our management of the open range deer population, we shoot a number of stags through traditional stalking parties with guests. Our objective is to cull out the old or less strong adult stags rather than trophy heads.
Letterewe Estate has also maintained the tradition of using Highland ponies to retrieve stalked deer home to the larder to be prepared for collection by the venison dealer.
A day on the hill can be a truly memorable experience in the company of your professional stalker, ghillies and ponies.
The red deer open season is from July 1 until October 20. However, at Letterewe we generally start stalking at the end of August until October 20.
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There are many wonderful Hill lochs available to fish on Letterewe Estate.
Included with Ardlair Lodge are boats on the Ardlair beat of Loch Maree, Loch Kernsary and Fionn Loch.
Fionn Loch (The White Loch) is considered to be one of the best wild brown trout lochs in the area.
There is catch and release on Fionn Loch, Loch Maree and Loch Kernsary. All salmon and sea trout should be returned.
On a good day you could have a basket of 20 or more fish in excess of half a pound. The fishing experience on Fionn is further enhanced by the remoteness and the superb mountain scenery.
Fishing on Loch Garbhaig with the rugged views of Slioch in front, possible sightings of red deer, golden eagle and excellent brown trout fishing from the banks guarantees to make the one and a half hours walk from Letterewe Lodge well worthwhile.
There are many other smaller lochs which can provide an excellent days fishing from the bank