River Alness


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River Alness Fishings Map - click on it to see a larger version.

The River Alness (also known as the Averon)  is one of the most picturesque salmon rivers in the Highlands, running for just 11 miles from Loch Morie into the Cromarty Firth, with a drop of 600ft. The steep descent provides for a multitude of fast flowing pools, and stunning and varied scenery throughout the beats.

The salmon fishing on the River Alness is owned or controlled by several parties, though Novar Estate own the majority, which is split into 2 different stretches of water. The Novar Fishings comprises 6½ miles of double-banked salmon fishing, split into 6 rotating beats which are all fished during a week’s fishing, though shorter lets are also available.

The River Alness typically produces rod catches of 600-800 salmon & grilse per year of which about two thirds are caught on the Novar waters. The Alness is a hunter’s river; ‘rivercraft’ and persistence are generally rewarded, and long casting rarely needed. Beginners can do particularly well here, and there are typically 20-30 ‘first salmon’ caught annually on Novar.

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Novar Fishings, River Alness

On the River Alness we have the following salmon fishing to let:


Novar Fishings

The Novar Fishings offer 6 rotating beats, allowing rods to fish a different beat each day of the week. The average length of each beat is 1.1 miles, with typically 15 to 20 named pools per beat allowing for 4 rods.

The 5-year average up to and including 2013 is 361 salmon & grilse.

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Beat 4, Novar Fishings
2014 Availability

For detailed information regarding the Novar Fishings including availability, pricing, catch returns, beat descriptions and maps, regulations, photos etc., please visit the Novar Fishings website on AlnessFishing.com:

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Click to go to the Novar Fishings website

2014 Special Offers

  • Spring Salmon Short Breaks

Throughout May, take any 3 day block of spring salmon fishing on the River Alness for a total price of £90 per rod (save £30). Accommodation not included.

Throughout June, take any 3 day block of spring salmon fishing on the River Alness for a total price of £100 per rod (save £35). Accommodation not included.

  • Adult & Child

From April through July we are offering a 50% discount on permits for under-16s when accompanying an adult on a full permit.


Loanridge Beat

The Loanridge Beat comprises 0.9 miles (1.4 km) of right bank salmon fishing starting directly below the Blackwater confluence, and provides fishing for 2 rods. The majority of the beat lies directly opposite the Kildermorie Estate water.

There is no recent history of fishing the Loanridge beat, so there are no catch statistics, but the Kildermorie beat opposite has a 5-year average of over 50 salmon & grilse per year, which is indicative of the potential.

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Corner Pool, from Kildermorie Bank
2014 Availability

For detailed information regarding the Loanridge Beat including availability, pricing, beat map  etc., please visit the Loanridge Beat page on AlnessFishing.com:

Click to go to the Loanridge Beat page

 

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