Fishing in Thurso and near Wick
The rivers and coastlines surrounding us offer fishermen and women some outstanding sport.
Salmon fishing and Forss House Hotel have always been indelibly linked and the river winds round the house and undoubtedly gives the hotel a large part of its character. The largest fish ever caught on the River was a cock fish of 42lbs landed on 14th August 1954 by David Couper just at the bottom of the garden.
Forss House, the Perfect Fishing Hotel
Our whisky bar hosts an impressive carving of this fish and Anne’s lore accounts that when Ian took it down a few years ago for several months - no fish were caught on the river until it went back up….? Needless to say it has not moved from the wall since!