South Uist has some of the most exceptional brown trout fishing in the world, the secret of such great fishing lies within the alkaline machair lochs.
With only 1% of the UK’s landmass and over 15% of the UK’s fresh water it is no surprise that the Outer Hebrides produce some of the best fishing the country has to offer. With 650 lochs and lochans intricately connecting the islands land mass South Uist holds particular aclaim.
THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL BROWN TROUT FISHING
IN THE WORLD
The machair lochs though fragile environments, offer a very fine class of trout fishing for those who seek both quality and quantity. Their unique shell sand alkaline waters that create the ideal growing conditions for quality brown trout and are universally regarded as some of the best fishing you can experience.
The burns and lochs are not stocked and the lack of fish farms in the western watershed of the islands has kept the gene pool pure. According to local rumour, that the gene pool is so pure it can be traced back to the ice age.
THE FINEST FISHING
Whenever someone asks me where to go to find the finest fishing in Scotland, South Uist always springs to mind. Every splash of water, regardless of size seems to contain trout, but there are a handful that can seriously claim to offer the finest fly fishing in the western hemisphere.