River Hope

Price from:
Jan 12 - Sep 30
Full board
  • Overview

    Kinloch Lodge was once a remote shooting lodge home to the Duke of Sutherland, set in a secluded location high up on the glen, surrounded by spectacular views and vast, evocative landscapes it now provides an exclusive and remote retreat in nature. Kinlcoh Lodge offers pure escapism from the every day. Here the rest of the world will struggle to find you, so you can prioritise your time on the river and in great outdoors.

    The  lodge has been stunningly reimagined to be the perfect balance between traditional Scottish hunting lodge and the warm yet cool touches of Scandinavian style and charm.

    Kinloch Lodge is available on a fully catered private hire basis, sleeping up to 12 people, and comes with your own private chef and hospitality team. Round up your clan and let the wild adventure begin.

    Sporting access to the entirety of the estate is included in the package.

    Atlantic salmon and sea trout on the Kinloch River which is a spate river in its character.

    Atlantic salmon and sea trout on the famous River Hope with access to two boats on Loch Hope.

    The estate sports an endless amount of hill lochs with wild brown trout fishing, offering the chance to explore the wilderness of the far north of Scotland.

  • Fishing

    River Hope

    At just under 2 miles long the Hope is short in nature, which runs out of the dramatic Loch Hope, through stunning vistas this un assuming river offers some of the most exciting and visual fly fishing Scotland has to offer. With fresh salmon and sea trout running on each tide it is an intimate river where single handed rods and only the smallest of double handers are used with surface patterns watching tide fresh fish coming up to the fly is what makes the Hope such a special place.

    Tides play a huge roll in fishing on the River Hope, the spring tides push half way up the river making the river not rain dependant, fishing ahead of the tide and following it back out mean some sessions could begin at first light and finish at breakfast.

    The river takes a maximum of four rods and is rested for periods of time throughout the day.


    Kinloch River

    Intimate is word to describe the Kinloch River. This rough, rocky little river represents a classic highland spate river. It needs rainfall and when in a spate can offer spectacular salmon and sea trout fishing. At just a stones throw from the lodge guests can walk down for a morning cast before breakfast.


    Loch Hope

    The Famous Loch Hope has stood the test of time, regarded as one of Scotland’s last strongholds for “loch style” sea trout fisheries. With the lack of aquaculture in the vicinity Loch Hope holds true to what many talk about back in the day.

    As guests of Kinloch the estate retains two boats on Loch Hope giving anglers the chance to experience true “Loch Style” fishing on the iconic Hope. Drifting the waves rarely far from the shore pulling bushy wet flies or Dapping in the traditional way to tempt sea-trout and salmon to the surface.


    Wild trout lochs

    Kinloch is home to an abundance of wild lochs with healthy populations of brown trout, throughout the week, perhaps at high tide guests will have the opportunity to explore the hills and lochs of the north.



  • Accommodation

    Charming Scotland

    There are 7 beautifully designed spacious double bedrooms, all named after the fauna on the grounds. 5 of them boast super-king beds and the other 2 have king beds. You will feel at home in any of the bedrooms as they, like the rest of the home, are the perfect design blend of traditional Scottish elements spiced up with the Scandinavian charm and details. The 3 bathrooms and toilets are shared and independent to the bedrooms.

  • Food & Cuisine

    The food here is all locally sourced, fresh and hearty. Served in a family style vibe you will experience all the best ingredients that Scotland has to offer. Your chef has close relationships with a local community of farmers and growers meaning that the dinner menu changes daily depending on what elements can be sourced on that day and during that season. House wine is also included with your stay. Breakfast will set you up wonderfully for a day and includes homemade yoghurts, bread, freshly milled oats and grains, preserves, butter, ham, bacon, cheeses and other such delights



  • Example itinerary

    Wildland – Hope Itinerary 2020

    Itinerary – See PDF Above

    Sun 5th July – Arrive at Kinloch Lodge
    Arrive Inverness Airport
    Pick up Hire Car
    Drive to Lodge approx 2 1/2 hours) Check In

    Monday 6th – Fishing

    Tuesday 7th – Fishing

    Wednesday 8th – Fishing

    Thursday 9th – Fishing (changeover night) New party if fishing 3 days arrives pm

    Friday 10th – Fishing

    Saturday 11th – Fishing

    Sunday 12th – Checkout

    Fishing Fishing


    10:00am Checkout Drive to Inverness Fly back or drive.

  • Specifics
    • Full board accommodation
    •  1 Guide between 2 fisherman
    • Fishing
    • House wines and refreshment’s
    • Travel to the destination
    • Gratuities
    • Items of a personal nature




  • How many rods?

    The lodge sleeps 12 people, and there are options for all to fish.

    • The River Hope (limited number of rods per session)
    • Kinloch River which fishes well when in spate
    • Two Boats on Loch Hope for up to four rods
    • An abundance of wild trout lochs within Kinloch Estate
  • LOOP Hosted Trip

    During our hosted trip, we have decided to limit the number of rods to Four. 3 guests with one LOOP rod in the rotation.

    This means that all guests will have the option to fish the river Hope around both tides which is arguably on parr with any Atlantic salmon fishing around.

    With options to fish Loch Hope, Kinloch river and wild trout lochs between the river Hope rota.


    Dates:  4th – 11th July (three guests available)

    11th – 18th July (three guests available

  • Will there be Midgies?

    Like in the majority of Scotland, if the wind drops in the summer you will experience midges. We recommend to go prepared. We like our Mygg Jacket which means you can continue to enjoy the fishing and the wilds in the comfort of being secured away from the biting midges.


  • Do you have to take the full lodge?


    Currently the river Hope is only available when Kinloch lodge is taken.

    As part of our LOOP hosted week we have taken the lodge to allow people the opportunity to fish this iconic river and available gonna three day let.

Suitable gear


Single handed rods or switch rods are best suited for this river up to #7


A small double handed rod could be useful up to #7 however not neccessary.

Integrated floating presentation lines are a must.

Enquiry form

For booking information please get in touch with:

Will Peake

LOOP Travel Consultant


++44 (0)7814279414


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