River Brora

Lowe Brora

Salmon Season

1 Feb – 15 Oct

Description of the River Brora

The River Brora in Sutherland, Scotland, rises below Ben Armine and is joined by Blackwater and Skinsdale tributaries (Upper Brora consisting of two beats the Blackwater fishing at Balnacoil and the Upper Brora at Dalreavoch). It then flows into to Loch Brora. From the Loch it runs for 3 miles (Lower Brora consiting of 2 rotating beats of 4 rods each). Lastly it flows to the sea where day tickets are available for fly fishing (Tidal Section) for salmon and sea trout. Tickets from the Brora Crafts shop behind the Post Office. The upper and lower beats are run by Sutherland Estates, who provide sporting lodge and cottage accommodation with preference given to guests and with many returning customers.

Allt Gobhlach. One of the high tributaries of the River Brora rising in the Ben Armine Forest.

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River Brora looking south to Dalnessie and Meall a' Chaise.

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View upstream in the isolated upper valley of the Brora towards Cnoc na Sguaibe.

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River Brora and the bridge at Dalreavoch

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Confluence of Black Water with the River Brora

Confluence of Black Water with the River Brora. Downstream side of Balnacoil Bridge. Paradoxically the smaller stream here is in fact the 'bigger' River Brora.

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Loch Brora

Loch Brora

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River Brora Ford and Bridge

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River Brora

River Brora before East Brora

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River Brora from Golf Road, to rail and road bridges and clocktower.

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Brora the harbour

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Local Tips and Advice on the River Brora

A productive salmon and sea trout system in Sutherland consisting of the Lower Brora, Loch Brora and the Upper Brora.

For further information see:

Upper Brora

The River Brora by John Bray. The definitive website by the River Manager himself. Descriptions and late availability of rods.

See http://www.theriverbrora.co.uk/

Lowe Brora

CKD Galbraith lets rods on the Lower Brora.

See: http://www.sportinglets.co.uk/lower-brora.htm

Roxtons have a few weeks in August on the Gordonbush Estate together with lodge.

See: http://www.roxtons.com/243.aspx

Fishing permits are also available for the Brora river at Cathie’s Coffee & Flower Shop 01408 621530

Loch Brora

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Loch Brora is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. As with all such lochs local advice in the for of a ghillie is recommended. Loch Brora fishing day tickets (fly only by boat) are available from Old Cunninghams Newsagents.

The Upper Brora is usually let in conjunction with Dalreavoch Lodge through Sutherland Estates.
See: http://www.sutherlandestates.com/highland_self_catering_accommodation.htm

 

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Fishing Links for the River Brora

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