Some of the finest wild brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing is on the doorstep. 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.
With 15% of the UK freshwater surface area on the islands, there is plenty of choice for the keen fly fisherman, from sandy machair lochs to peaty hill lochs an hour’s walk into the hills. With over 800 lochs and lochans available to fish, there is endless opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy an undisturbed day’s fishing among the abundant wildlife of deer, eagles, harriers and corncrakes to name a few.
Our hill lochs tend to have large populations of fish, albeit ‘monster’ fish are caught there from time to time, the best baskets of Brown Trout are caught in the machair lochs where the size of fish range from 1lb up to 5lbs.
Salmon and Sea Trout of up to 6lbs are caught regularly and hard-fighting Brown Trout are a particular attraction in the hill lochs. Five year averages are as follows: Salmon/grilse 96.6; Sea-trout 569.6; Brown trout 2238.2.
The conditions can be challenging and you will have to work for your fish on the machair lochs. We encourage the use of a Ghillie as they can be an invaluable asset to you through sharing advice and experience of fishing South Uist lochs. Ghillies are available by arrangement upon booking.
The Brown Trout season runs from March to September, whilst the Sea-Trout and Salmon runs late-June through until October.
To book your fishing package please phone 01878 700 101 or contact Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information about the fishing available can be found on: www.southuistfishing.co.uk.