Caravan & Camping
Fishing in the area
Brown Trout caught in Sands Loch
Sands Caravan and Camping is the ideal base to discover the fishing of Wester Ross. Whether you’re looking for freshwater or sea fishing there’s plenty of choice to suit all ages and abilities, from catching mackerel in the Minch to fishing for the sea trout of famous Loch Maree.
All ages can enjoy fishing
Nearby, Sands Loch, spanning a hectare and home to brown trout, can be fished free of charge by those staying on the campsite and there’s no need for a permit. Sands River also provides sea trout fishing suitable for beginners and with a slipway on site the campsite is the perfect place to launch small crafts and boats.
Fishing on Sands River
Within the area the picturesque River Kerry offers the opportunity to catch salmon during the Summer months, and Loch Kernsary, Loch Horrisdale and the Fairy Lochs can all be fished for brown and sea trout. The pier at Gairloch Harbour is a great beginners venue for mackerel fishing and is also home to many sea fishing trips which can take you into the Minch or to the Summer Isles. Nearby Badachro also provides Shellfish Safaris where you can experience the thrill of reeling in creels full of lobsters, prawns and octopus.
Out on Loch Gairloch
Most loch and river fishing in the Gairloch Area is governed by the Gairloch Angling Club and permits can be obtained from Gairloch Harbour or the Gairloch petrol station, both of which are only a short distance from Sands. Our on-site shop sells a selection of fishing gear, including rods, weights, floats and lures and for more information why not buy Fishing in the Gairloch Area by David, Lamb and Frost, an extensive study of fishing in the area that’s available in the Sands Campsite shop.
MV Kerry fishing boat © Hebridean Whale Cruises