Loch Ba

Loch Ba is the second largest loch on the Mull and has, in recent years, shown good stocks of Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout.

Records over the years show sea trout caught up to 20lbs and salmon up to 30lbs. Although the season opens in early February the Salmon tend to run from June to October, and fishing is by spinning and wet fly, although in the right conditions dapping can be very effective. 

The loch extends over 3 miles long by one mile wide, and is characterised by two large glacial glens, namely Cannel and Clachaig. The rivers within these glens form the main tributary waters and spawning grounds for our Salmon and Sea Trout. Due to Loch Ba’s size there are numerous fish lies and bays to fish. With a wide catchment area and large volume, Loch Ba benefits from prolonged periods of fishable conditions.

The surrounding hills and woodlands provide anglers with spectacular scenery and opportunities to view Mull’s wildlife such as White Tail Sea Eagles soaring overhead and Red Deer on the hilltops.

Fishing

River Ba

River Ba is a very accessible and attractive Salmon and Sea Trout river.

Meandering over a short 2 and a half miles, River Ba has over 10 named pools and is primarily fed by Loch Ba. The river is relatively flat and is characterised by a number of deep holding pools, and stone weirs. Native woodlands surround the upper reaches of the river, while towards the estuary the landscape changes to agricultural fields and the backdrop opens out onto the National Scenic Area of Loch na Keal.

We generally see Salmon returning mid May and expect the first runs towards the end of June. Fishing on River Ba is largely reserved during the summer moths when the river and Knock House is booked in its entirety.

2022 Loch and River Ba permit prices

MonthPrice
May£275
June£275
July£300
August£300
September£300
October£300

Our price includes a Ghillie and boat for up to 2 rods per day 


River Forsa

Probably the best salmon river on Mull, the Forsa is over 7 miles long and has over 40 named pools.

Although the first fish are seen in May the river fishes best from July to October. The Forsa is a classic spate river and as such is very water dependent.  There is some excellent fly water but spinning is also permitted.

During the summer months the Forsa is divided into three beats, rotating at 1pm, with 2 rods available on each beat. River Forsa is classified as a Grade 3 river and as such all Salmon caught are released.

2022 River Forsa permit prices

MonthPrice
April£75
May£125
June£125
July£150
August£175
September£175
October£125

Our prices are per rod per day with the option of a Ghillie for £100


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