River Moidart in winter

River Moidart

Bridge over the River Moidart

Bridge over the River Moidart

ImageEvening light on the River Moidart

Evening light on the River Moidart


The River Moidart drains an area of remote moorland hills and flows into the picturesque, shallow inlet of Loch Moidart. The Moidart was once a celebrated sea trout fishery, but the decline in this species seen across the west coast of Scotland has resulted in salmon becoming the most important species now fished on the river. Brown trout, eel, flounder, stickleback and non-native minnow are also present in the catchment. The Moidart is designated as a Special Conservation Area for its population of freshwater pearl mussels that have become increasingly rare across Europe largely due to their over-exploitation in the last century.

Lochaber Fisheries Trust