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The River Forss

The River Forss is a typical spate river which meanders around the hotel. It is one of the most attractive rivers in the Northern Highlands, offering a variety of challenges: from the productive Sea Pool to the stunning Falls Pool; and further upstream to the meandering marshlands of the upper beats.

Fishing Beats on the River Forss

Today, it is controlled by the Board of Management of the Forss House Fishings Association on behalf of, and fully accountable to, one hundred owners.

The river used to be a net fishery, but became a time-share rod fishery over 25 years ago.  Today, the river is in good heart and, in recent years, has produced some remarkable annual catches, culminating in a record 504 fish in 2012.

There are some big fish around, too: the largest in recent years being the remarkable 27 pounder caught in April, 2012, by Brian Furzer, a long-time owner; and, in 2013, a salmon wighing 20 pounds was taken by local angler, David Martin.

There are 212 rod weeks fished between March and early october.  The Fishery is divided into four two-rod beats: two beats are below the Falls of Forss, which can be fished all season; and two are above the Falls, which are only fishable when the water temperatures enable fish to ascend the Falls, normally around the end of April/early May.  The beats are fished in rotation on a daily basis.

Occasionally, rods become available for weekly rent in their owner's absence.  For availability, please visit the Fishery's web site or contact the Administration Manager, Morven Coghill on 01847 851 872 or email Morven

If you are interested in how the fishing is going on the Forss, please visit the hotel's Facebook page, where Anne posts her regular weekly report on current catches and conditions.  We do hope you 'like' us! 

For novices, tuition and tackle hire is available.  In fact the Forss is a great little river on which to become hooked!

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