Fishing in the Gairloch Area

Loch Tollie

Loch Tollie is a fine loch which offers readily accessible fishing for wild brown trout. It is a roadside loch enabling anglers to drive right to the bank and boat. This makes it ideal for short sessions and for anglers wishing to enjoy a lochside picnic lunch with other members of the family.

The loch has a very large stock of trout averaging around half a pound but also contains many fish much above this weight.
Most drifts round the margins do well. The side opposite the road is good for bank fishing as is the long arm on that side. Tollie is one of the most popular lochs in the area. On a calm summer evening during a heavy hatch it is sometimes possible to witness the whole loch dimpled with the rings of rising fish.

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Chapter on Loch Tollie

How to get to Loch Tollie

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It is a loch which comes into form early in the season. The best months are May, June and July. Fly fishing and spinning are permitted from both bank and boat. Favourite flies are Black Pennell, Invicta, Greenwells Spider, Soldier Palmer and Peter Ross.

How to get there
Loch Tollaidh is just about the easiest loch to access in the Gairloch area, it being on the roadside. From Gairloch take the Poolewe road for about two and a half miles. The loch is by the road on the right hand side. At the Gairloch end of the loch a good track leads down to a lochside parking area and jetty, where some of the boats are located. Cars may be parked here while fishing.