The River Snizort is the most celebrated spate river on The Isle of Skye and there are twelve beats on the river running to the sea loch estuary from the flats in the hills.
Wild Brown Trout abound throughout the river and are always game to attack anything from a 22 hook to a full-grown salmon fly. The Sea Trout have a similar attitude and follow the Salmon all the way up the river and even up the seven-foot jump at the Falls (Beat 9).
The Salmon are up and down the river all year round, but the big runs go from the end of June or the beginning of July depending on the flood tides, to the end of the season (starts February 11th - ends October 15th) and they find their way up the ten miles to the feeder loch (Loch Duagrich) at the head of the Snizort. Their journey can often be broken by the receding spate when they hold in the numerous pools along their route.
Permit Prices & Ghilie Service
The river Snizort is coming back and anglers have already spotted our recovery. Our Ghillie (the word for a fishing guide in Scotland is "Ghillie") is taking booking for 2018 for some time, and although booking ahead on a spate river can be risky if conditions aren't ideal on your day we'll do all we can to move your dates. If you're a novice, we can provide tuition.
Rates for this vary depending on the time of the year and number of guests in a party.