Loch Awe

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Awe (Old Gael. A, ` water '), a loch in the SW of Assynt parish, Sutherlandshire, 3½ miles S of the head of Loch Assynt, with which it communicates by the Loanan. Lying at the south-eastern base of Canisp (2786 feet), midway between Inchnadamff and Altnakealgach Inns, it is shallow and weedy, measures 7 furlongs by from 2 to 3, is studded by six wooded islets, and abounds with fine red-fleshed trout. Mr Young caught 271 of 84 lbs. weight in four days' fly-fishing during June and July. See his Sutherland (Edinb. 1880), pp. 113,114.

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