River Conon System
The River Conon is Ross-shire’s premier salmon and sea-trout river with a catchment area of over 440 square miles (over 1100 sq. km) that extends to the west almost to Kinlochewe and to the north west as far as Beinn Dearg, just 5 miles or so from the west coast.
River Conon Catchment Area - click for larger map
The Conon system includes a number of tributaries including the Orrin, Blackwater, Meig and Bran as well as many large lochs such as Glascarnoch, Fannich, Luichart, Garve, Achonachie and the Orrin Reservoir; some of which were created or enlarged by development of a major hydro-electric scheme in the 1950’s that transformed the river system.
Red Deer Crossing the River Meig