Introduction to Salmon Fishing & Deer Stalking

Red Deer Stags at Sallachy Lodge


A fully-inclusive 6 night/5 day Highland sporting experience based at Sallachy Estate, Sutherland. The package comprises a 1½ day introduction to red deer stalking and a 3½ day introduction to salmon fishing, and 6 nights of accommodation at Sallachy Lodge on a single-occupancy, full board basis. This event is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in these Highland field sports, and offers novices a realistic opportunity to shoot their first stag and catch their first salmon.


Arrival at Sallachy Lodge on Sunday 13th October; departure on Saturday 19th October 2013.



Sallachy Lodge is a traditional sporting lodge set in a private sporting estate extending to 10,000 hectares of breath-taking scenery on the banks of Loch Shin, near Lairg in Sutherland, about a one hour drive from Inverness. The Lodge is the main house on the estate and can sleep up to 16 adults in 8 bedrooms.


Red Deer Stalking

The red deer stalking component of this package comprises a ½ day introduction and a full day stalk.

The ½ day introduction to red deer stalking includes:

  • Red deer natural history and seasons
  • Deer management practices
  • Stalking process from hill to larder
  • Firearms familiarisation, safety and target practice

The full day stalk will be for 2 rifles each day, and will take place on open hill on Sallachy Estate, accompanied by the Estate Manager and stalker.

Salmon Fishing

The ½ day introduction to Atlantic salmon fishing includes:

  • The Atlantic salmon life cycle & salmon behaviour
  • Salmon fishing in Scotland
  • Angling safety
  • Fly fishing casting theory and practice

The 3 full days of salmon fishing will take place on the private Novar beats of the River Alness, a beautiful Highland salmon river, about 30 minutes from Sallachy. The beats rotate daily ensuring a variety of scenery and the best opportunity to catch your first salmon. Salmon fishing instruction will be given by the Fishery Manager, who is also a professional fly fishing instructor, supported by two experienced local ghillies.


The package price is £1875 per person, which includes:

  • 6 nights of accommodation at Sallachy Lodge on a single-occupancy basis.
  • 3-course evening meals, breakfasts, packed lunches and refreshments.
  • A 1½ day introduction to red deer stalking, including a full day stalk.
  • A 3½ day introduction to salmon fishing, including permits for 3 days.
  • All stalking and fly fishing instruction and guiding.
  • Transportation to and from Sallachy Lodge and the river/hill.
  • Rifle & fishing tackle hire.

Package pricing excludes:

  • Transfer from Inverness to Sallachy Lodge/return transfer (available as an option).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
Further Information


Information Sheet (PDF - 658kb)

Provisional Itinerary (PDF - 230kb)

Website Links

Sallachy Estate

Novar Fishings, River Alness

Bookings and Enquiries

For further information or to make a booking please contact:

Iain Thomson, Sallachy Estate

Tel: 01549 402242


      Roger Dowsett, SalmonQuest

      Tel: 01349 830606