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Arctic charr

Arctic charr were formerly netted in the autumn in Loch Maree [1]. The location of the netting site is not known to WRFT and is of great interest as a possible spawning site. There are also local anecdotes that charr were netted in Loch Kernsary in the autumn. WRFT is seeking further information about both of these sites. Further information is required on the status of charr populations prior to promotion of the species for fisheries.

Charr have also been taken on the fly in some lochs. Charr of over 3lb have been taken from Loch Damh (Balgy sytem) where there are salmon smolt production cages.


  1. Dixon, J.H (1886), Gairloch and Guide to Loch Maree [reprinted]

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