Booking South Uist Fishing

Estate loch bookings, allocation of boats and requests for ghillies are managed by Sheena at the Storas Uibhist office. Fishery manager John Steele co-ordinates the fishing of the machair lochs; lochs are allocated on a rota basis to give anglers a chance to sample the variety of lochs in the system.

It is against the law to fish for migratory fish (sea trout and salmon) on a Sunday in Scotland and brown trout fishing has traditionally been limited to less public areas on a Sunday.

The open seasons are as follows:
BROWN TROUT : 15th march – 30th september
SEA TROUT & SALMON : 1st July – 31st October

PRICING

Prices are based on two rods per boat per day.

Additional anglers will be charged at half the boat rate.

MACHAIR LOCHS

2023 PRICING

Brown Trout 
All Season £55

SALMON & SEA TROUT
1st JULY – 31ST JULY £65
1ST August – 30th SEPTEMBER £85
1st OCTOBER – 31st OCTOBER £65

HILL LOCHS

2023 PRICING

Brown Trout 
1st june – 30th september £25

SALMON & SEA TROUT
1st August – 30th SEPTEMBEr £55
1st OCTOBER – 31st OCTOBER £25

GHILLIES

Ghillies can be arranged by the Estate and are primarily available for brown trout and salmon/sea trout lochs, however there is a limited availability for the remote hill lochs.

We do recommend the use of a ghillie whilst fishing the South Uist lochs due to the strong winds that blow regularly. A ghillie will master your boat and provide better control of drifts. Windy weather does however yield best fishing results.

Some lochs have larger areas of weed, this is important for feeding, therefore, these lochs are more productive when fished with a ghillie as they use their knowledge and experience to navigate around these weeded areas to your advantage.

Please note – ghillies are paid direct and can be an invaluable asset to you though sharing advice and experience of fishing South Uist lochs

SIZE & BAG LIMITS

Our fishing is all wild trout and salmon, and as such must be preserved for the future generations.

Whilst we do not have specific bag limits, we are asking anglers for their co-operation to promote catch and release as much as possible, especially on our machair lochs and sea trout systems.

We urge anglers to continue to do this and preserve our wild stocks to guarantee enjoyment for all our visiting anglers for many years to come.

SIZE GUIDLINES

All undersized fish must be carefully returned
if below the following weights

Brown Trout
under 10oz

SEA TROUT
1lb 8oz

SALMON
RELEASE ALL

RETURN STATISTICS

The percentage of fish returned for the 2022 season:

Brown Trout 
94%

SEA TROUT
92%

SALMON
100%

Tackle & Equipment Hire

A range of fishing equipment is available for both hire & sale from the Stòras Uibhist office in Daliburgh. Equipment ranges from outboard motors (petrol & electric) to fly rods, right down to waders and wellies. We also stock an excellent range of flies made locally.

Hire bookings can be made online at the time of booking or by phoning 01878 700101 and it is strongly recommended that you contact the office ahead of your visit to ensure availability.

Accommodation

Grogarry Lodge can be specifically tailored to anglers and fishing enthusiasts, offering amenities such as drying rooms for fishing gear, storage for equipment, and proximity to prime fishing spots. We also provide guidance on fishing locations and access to local fishing permits.

Ideal for a group angling adventure, Grogarry Lodge offers options to suit various preferences and requirements. Click here for more information.

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