NORTH UIST, ISLE OF

This has the best salmon fishings of the four lower islands in the Outer Hebridean group.

Loch Skealtar, near Lochmaddy, is the most renowned salmon water on the island, taking a smattering of spring fish – big by Hebridean standards. The other salmon lochs of real note, all in the Skealtar chain, are Guerrean and Na Ciste with Herisary, Guerrean Mill and Duisary being the top sea trout lochs.

Trout fishing is unlimited on this island – it is like a telephone book, at times you think there is more water than land.

ISLAY, ISLE OF

Islay, one of the bigger of the Inner Hebrides, offers sport with salmon, sea trout and brown trout. The island’s two main rivers, the Laggan and Machrie, attract runs of salmon and sea trout with early autumn the peak time. Of the trout lochs, the most rated are Allan, Ballygrant, Finlaggan, Gorm and Lossit. Port Askaig and Port Ellen are the principal centres of interest to visiting anglers.

Rivers

LAGGAN

Port Askaig TS4 miles in area

DT: AK (The Keeper, Keills, by Port

Askaig)H (Port Askaig Hotel, Port

Askaig) -4. sS

MACHRIE

Port Ellen TSTSi mile near hotelLB —Machrie Hotel, Port Ellen

Still Waters

PORT ASKAIG

Loch Allan T-

DT: AH (Port Askaig Hotel, Port

Askaig)

PORT ELLEN

Loch Ballygrant TS

DT: TO (at Dunlossit Estate)H (Port

Askaig Hotel, Port

Askaig)xtf

Loch Finlaggan T

DT: AK (Head Keeper, Islay

House)

Loch Gorm TjS

DT: AK (Head Keeper, Islay

House) x +

Loch Lossit T?-

DT: TO (at Dunlossit Estate)H (Port

Askaig Hotel, Port Askaig)

River

BLACKWATER

Stornaway TS Entire river, also fishing on lochs in ar ri BB WT: ARO (Estate Factor, 13, Kenneth Street, Stornaway. Advance booking preferred)! x (on lochs only)sf

Still Water

STORNAWAY

Soval Lodge Lochs T

DT: AK (Soval Lodge, Soval) x

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