Loch Nam Falcag
Area/Size:- 84 Acres (34 Hectares)
Loch nam Falcag is extremely shallow and care should be taken all over the loch, especially if you venture into the western section where the burn flows in from Loch Losal a’ Bhruic. This whole section is very shallow but nevertheless well worth exploring. Other productive areas are along the South side of the largest island and around the three weed beds which lie to the West of the same island. Again, as with Loch na Craoibhe, fish can be taken all over the loch. The average size of Falcag trout are slightly smaller than on Craoibhe, but anglers are generally guaranteed plenty of action. Trout average 8-10oz, with baskets of 10-25 fish per day regularly caught. Again Dabblers and Bumbles are successful along with Blue Zulu, Clan Chief, Butcher, Peter Ross, and Green Peter.
Grid Reference NB299270
Loch Nam Falcag is one of the three Achmore lochs that we have access to courtesy of the Soval Estate
Parking & Access
Take the A857 out of the centre of Stornoway, going straight ahead for another 100 yards at the first roundabout onto Macaulay Road.
Take a left turn and carry on for 300 yards.
Take a left turn onto the A858 and carry straight on up the hill and remain on the main road for about 6 miles (note that it becomes the A859 after three quarters of a mile).
At the end of Cameron Terrace take a right onto the A858 and remain on the main road for about 2.5 miles.
Going through Achmore take a left just as the road approaches a slight S bend with a small forestry on the lefthand side and continue on this road for around 140 yards.
Take a left down the road descending down to Loch Achmore and continue on this road for around 160 yards.
Park in the passing place on the right hand side just before the track leading down to the loch.Park in the passing place on the right hand side just before the track leading down to the loch. Head along the Loch Achmore shore and then across past Craoibhe to Falcag, see the map for more details.
- Brown Trout