SOUTH UIST, ISLE OF

This island arguably has some of the very best sea trout fishing available in Britain. Lochs Roag, Fada, Bharp and Lower Kildonan are amongst the best sites.

The sea trout and salmon fishings – in freshwater at any rate -are held in private hands but hotels can sometimes arrange fishing if early inquiries are made. The estuary pools, below the low water line, can be productive for the casual sea trout visitor. Brown trout fishing in South Uist – much easier to obtain – can be phenomenal. There are dozens of first-class lochs dotted about but those lying along the sandy west coast strip of land known as the machair are undoubtedly the best for most of the time. These include Bornish and Upper Kildonan, two shallow alkaline waters which produce hard-fighting trout.

Salmon are not found in any great numbers in South Uist waters although there are trickles here and there. Loch a’Bharp, close to the Lochboisdale Hotel, is the only salmon water of real note with spring as well as summer fish. At the top of South Uist lies Loch Bee, a remarkably shallow loch for its extensive size – on its day it can be superb.

Still Waters

BORNISH

Lower Bornish LochT

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DRIMSDALE

Castle LochSTS-

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GROGARRY

Loch GrogarryT

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HOWMORE

Loch FadaSTS-

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Loch RoagSTS-

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KILDONAN

Lower Loch Kildonan ST S

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Upper Kildonan LochT?-

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Lochboisdale)! X

LOCHBOISDALE

LochBharpSTS?-

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ORMILLATE

West Olay Loch Tf

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STILUGARRY

LochStilligarryT-

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