In season, guests are welcome to fish the River Spean at Burnbank, for salmon and brown trout using fly or spinner. A permit can be obtained from reception, which is free to guests, and which will be valid for the duration of your stay here.


We have fly fishing tackle for hire, subject to availability.


We give fly fishing lessons for beginners. Places can be

booked on arrival.

Fishing at Burnbank Lodges

As an accredited member of the Scottish Tourist Board's Anglers Welcome scheme, we undertake to provide facilities to meet the requirements of anglers. We have an excellent heated drying room and lockable storage for rods and tackle, laundry facilities and a payphone.

We keep information on locally available river and loch fishing, tackle shops, boat hire etc. We also display public transport timetables and a daily weather forecast.







There are a few rules attached to fishing the local rivers, which are as follows:












We are happy to discuss with you other places to fish. You can also refer to the information booklet “Fort William Fishing Guide” which is displayed in our information room. A tackle shop can be found in Fort William, which is able to sell permits for many places mentioned in the booklet.



For people using their own tackle which has been used to fish abroad within the last six weeks, (which would particularly apply to oversees visitors) please seek advice from us regarding the possible need to disinfect tackle in order to prevent the spread of the parasite gyrodactylus salaris, which is a notifiable disease affecting salmon. Disinfection of affected tackle can be arranged free of charge.



Member of the Scottish Tourist Board Anglers Welcome scheme

Catch your own supper