Lochy (Highland)

This river tumbles out of Loch Lochy and is almost immediately joined by the spate river Spean to form an impressive, if short, eight mile river flowing into the sea near Fort William. Not of note as a spring river but can be really excellent – with salmon and sea trout -in the summer and later months. This area has been affected by hydro-electric workings but the fishings are still good. Access to the Lochy salmon fishings is best arranged locally in advance but excellent trout fishing, on waters like Arkaig, is readily available. SOS: Feb 11-Aug 26 (Net); Feb 11-Oct 31 (R&L)

Fort William, Inverness, Highland STS?-(in certain sections) mile from railway bridge to river mouthBB

DT: (L 20,8 reserved for bona fide visitors to Fort William)ATS (Fort William)

Lochy Tributaries


Drains the Glen of Roy to join the Spean near Inverroy. Offers salmon, sea trout and brown trout with some opportunity for visitors. Best July on.

Roybridge, Inverness, Highland STS9 miles, entire riverfrom Braeroy to RoybridgeBB DT:(L8)A4tickets at Roybridge Hotel, Speanbridge Hotel, and Stranrossit Hotel) 4 more from RO Manager, River Roy Fisheries, Braeroy, Roybridge) SPEAN

Flows from Tulloch Station at the foot of Loch Laggan through the Braes o’ Lochaber on to Spean Bridge to join the Lochy near its issue from Loch Lochy. Offers salmon, trout and some sea trout. Rated best from mid-June.

Spean Bridge, Inverness, HighlandTSTSFrom old railway viaduct to High BridgeLB DT: AH (Spean Bridge Hotel, Spean Bridge)tfe

Lochy (Strathclyde). See R. Awe