Loch Maree is a freshwater lake in the north-west of Scotland.
The area of Lake Loch Maree is 28 km², this is the fourth largest freshwater lake in Scotland. The maximum length is about 20 km.
The max depth of the lake is 114 m. In the lake, there are such fish as pike, perch, carp, trout. There are also five large islands and 60 smaller ones.
On the islands, there is a fragment of the relic Caledonian forest. Black loons, taking advantage of the peace of one of the least contaminated freshwater lakes in the UK, began to nest here. Ewe, the shortest river of Scotland, flows from Loch Maree. It connects the lake with the sea.
The Loch Maree Hotel has a rich fishing heritage, on what has been called the beautiful loch in the Highlands. Loch Maree was one of the famous sea trout systems in Scotland and often fished for carp, sea trout and salmon. In the 1970’s and 1980’s, the hotel itself boasted nine ghillies through the fishing season.
The Loch Maree Hotel still controls the majority of Loch Maree’s fishing, although guests were staying at Talladale and Kenlochewe hotels can also angle the loch.
The loch itself has 28.6 square kilometres (11 square miles) of water and is the largest loch North of Loch Ness. The loch sports a reasonable stock of wild brown trout, usually around 8oz or less, as well as carp, some sea trout, and salmon (though the latter more traditionally find in the many glasses of water into the loch rather than the loch itself).
The angling of Loch Maree is open to visitors staying at the hotels at Kenlochewe and Talladale, except the lower part, about two miles in length, which is reserved by the proprietor for himself and his shooting-tenants. The reserved water includes the whole of the narrow part of the loch lying to the north or north-west of Rudha aired an email on the west side of the loch, and An Fhridh Dhorch on the north-east side.
The best fishing ground is to find amongst the bays and shallow banks around the islands and off the points.