River Glass Fishings

The River Glass, or Allt Graad is a small spate river, lying directly to the west of the River Alness. Its catchment drains the north and east slopes of Ben Wyvis, with a number of streams feeding into Loch Glass, and the Allt na Caorach burn which joins the river below the loch.

Loch Glass is a huge body of water, nearly 4 miles (6km) in length, lying at an elevation of 215m, and reaching depths of over 100m.

loch glass Loch Glass

river glass or allt graad salmon fishing map

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


The main river runs for just 7.5 miles (~12 Km) from Loch Glass, falling some 700ft, and emerging into the Cromarty Firth about 2.5 miles to the south-west of the River Alness estuary.

Approximately 2.4 miles upstream from the firth is the spectacular Black Rock Gorge; a mile (1.6 km) in length, cut through old red sandstone, which reaches depths of 120ft (36m), while just being 1-2m wide in parts.

Black Rock Gorge is an impassable barrier to upstream salmon migration so from a fishing perspective effectively divides the river into 2 halves.

The only salmon fishing available is therefore below the gorge, most of which is controlled by Evanton Angling Club. The season runs April 1st to October 31st, with most fish caught during summer months; prospects being significantly improved by recent rainfall.

loch glass Black Rock Gorge^



^Black Rock Gorge (Callum Black) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Membership of Evanton Angling Club is open to anyone. In addition to salmon fishing on the River Glass, members can enjoy the benefit of brown trout fishing available by boat on Loch Glass, and Loch Bad a' Bhathaich.


Adult Membership (IV16 postcode) £45.00/year
Adult Membership (outside IV16) £50.00/year
Junior Membership £10.00/year*

Membership applications are available at the Cornerstones cafe in Evanton, or you can contact David Smith, the Club Treasurer on 01349 831019.

Visitor's permits can be purchased from the Cornerstones cafe in the village of Evanton.

River Glass £20/week
Loch Bad a' Bhathaich (boat hire + 2 permits) £30/day


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