Many of our trips at Minch Adventures offer the chances for fishing, beach-combing and cooking what we catch. This draws directly on Bill’s exceptional skill and talent for line fishing both in freshwater and at sea. The area boasts a wide variety of saltwater fish: mackerel, saith, pollock and ballan wrasse, large spur dogs in Loch Hourn, thornback rays and creeling for crabs and lobsters. Bill’s opinion is that the best trout-fishing in Scotland is on the Isle of Rum and is offered as part of trips to that island. Bill’s proficiency in dry fly-fishing is testified to by his years of competitive experience in the sport; there can be few people in the area better qualified enjoy the sport with or to teach beginners. The best months for sea fishing are July to October and the best months for freshwater fishing are Mid-April to October.
Combing the beaches of the island is a relaxing pastime and ideal for children. Picking along the shore and inspecting rock pools can yield such discoveries as cockles and mussels to collect as well as amusing little sea creatures such as crabs, goby fish and butterfish in the rockpools and under the weed.
At the end of the day our vessel is equipped to allow you to cook your own catch. The popular methods of doing so are smoking the catch over whiskey chips or on a barbeque on the beach. Lobsters can be cooked onboard as well.