Kyle of Sutherland Rivers

Welcome to the Kyle of Sutherland, the location of some of northern Scotland's finest salmon angling.

The Kyle of Sutherland is the natural tidal estuary for the Rivers Carron, Oykel, Cassley, Shin and Evelix with their many tributaries, burns and fresh water lochs. Together they drain 163,647 hectares of land and amount to some 46 miles of tidal zone, 70 miles of principal rivers, 400 miles of tributaries and 61 named lochs and lochans.

Centuries ago the four main Kyle of Sutherland rivers, the Carron, Oykel, Cassley and Shin, were seen as the tributaries of one main system. Indeed a cursory glance at a map would lead many to reach such a conclusion. If they were actually one river, the latter would on the basis of its combined salmon rod catch (between 3500 and 4000 annually) rank just below the four 'great' Scottish salmon rivers.

However although the Kyle rivers share a common estuary, they each have their own individual characteristics as well as distinct runs of salmon. These are wild, rugged yet strangely intimate rivers, which offer a wealth of salmon angling opportunities amongst some of the most stunningly scenic backdrops in the Highlands.


An Angler fishing the Lower Cassley






Lower Cassley at Rosehall.

The Kyle is the estuary of four rivers - Carron, Oykel, Cassley and the Shin. Season: 11th January to 30th September.

For further information about the rivers, please go to the 'About our fishing' page.


To find available fishing on the rivers, please see below.
Find fishing - rods updated hourly.
Latest River Levels - updated twice a day.
Latest catches - updated hourly.
Online booking - with permits emailed.
Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice



An angler playing a Spring salmon in May.