Loch Bracadale Sea Fishing Isle Of Skye
In the middle of the channels we could see softer ground and some sand which Im told is excellent for thornback rays. However closer in and around the rock ledges is perfect territory for pollack, and this is where I had some of my most enjoyable sport on the island. You can read the full story here.
Once again the pollack here did not want to know about soft plastics, and despite hours of experimenting with various jellies we still could not take a fish with this method. However the moment we changed to plugs (Namely The Yo Zuri Crystal Minnow) the pollack were all over us like a rash.
Fishing Tackle Shops On the Isle Of Skye
We managed to find 2 fishing tackle shops on The Isle Of Skye, Two be honest, and without wanting to run down anyone’s business, neither stocked anything that we really wanted.
The first we found was the fishing tackle shop in Portree down near the harbour. This shop did not stock any bait and had only a very limited supply of lures. This shop seemed more set up for selling bikes than fishing tackle.
The second shop, on the high street in Dunvegan was slightly more specialist but once again stocked no bait at all. Infact the shop owner told us we wouldnt catch anything on bait so we shouldnt waste our time. When we asked about plugs the shop keepers reply was “We dont stock plugs as no-one goes coarse fishing on Skye”
Serious anglers be warned, bring everything you need to Skye as you wont be able to buy any serious fishing tackle on the island.
Where To Stay On The Isle Of Skye
There are numerous holiday cottages on the Isle Of Skye. We have listed some useful links below for you to use. If you own a holiday cottage or guest house and would like us to give you a mention here, please drop us a line, sending roughly 100 words describing your accommodation and a link to your website or facebook page.