Estate Loch Bookings

Fishery manager John Steele co-ordinates the fishing of the machair lochs and allocation of boats, whilst reservations and requests for ghillies are made through contacting Sheena at our main office. Click here to get in touch

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

Brown trout

Salmon & Sea trout

15th March – 30th September

1st July – 31st October

2020/21 Machair Loch Prices

2020/21 Hill Loch Prices

Brown Trout

Salmon & Sea Trout

All season

1st – 31st July
1st Aug – 30th Sept
1st – 31st Oct

£45

£60
£60-£80
£60

Brown Trout

Salmon & Sea Trout


1st June – 30th Sept

1st Aug – 30th Sept
1st – 31st Oct

£25

£55
£25

Prices are based on two rods per boat per day. Additional anglers will be charged at half the boat rate.

2022 Machair Loch Prices

2022 Hill Loch Prices

Brown Trout

Salmon & Sea Trout

All season

1st – 31st July
1st Aug – 30th Sept
1st – 31st Oct

£50

£65
£85
£65

Brown Trout

Salmon & Sea Trout


1st June – 30th Sept

1st Aug – 30th Sept
1st – 31st Oct

£25

£55
£25

Ghillies

Ghillies are primarily available for brown trout and salmon/sea trout lochs, however there is a limited availability for the remote lochs on the East.

We would 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 are heavily weeded although this is important for feeding. 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. 

Ghillies can be an invaluable asset to you though sharing advice and experience of fishing South Uist lochs

Boat locations & grid references - OS Explorer Map (453) Benbecula and South Uist.

Name of Loch (Brown Trout)

East Bee (Loch Bi)
Grogarry (Loch Groigearraidh)
Stilligarry (Loch Stadhlaigearraidh)
Druidibeg (Loch Druidibeg)
Aili’s Loch (Loch a’ Chnoic Bhuidhe)
Altabrug (Loch Altabrug)
West Ollay (Loch Olaidh an Iar)
Mid Ollay (Loch Olaidh Meadhanach)
Bornish (Loch Bhornais)
Upper Bornish (Loch Bhornais Uarach)
Upper Kildonan (Loch Chill Donnain Uarach)
Mill (Loch na Muilne)
Sgairbh (Loch Aird an Sgairbh)
Hallan (Loch Hallan)

Grid Reference (NF)

783429
763395
758384
773370
768352
751345
745324
760313
731296
745295
735277
744272
731267
740219

Name of Loch (Salmon/ Sea Trout)

Castle (Loch an Eilein)
Schoolhouse (Loch an Taigh-sgoile)
Howmore River
Roag (Loch Rodhag)
Fada (Loch Fada)
Upper Roag 
Lower Kildonan (Loch Chill Donnain)
Mill (Loch na Muilne)
Bharp (Loch a’ Bharp)

Name of Hill Loch

Crocabhat
Coragrimsaig
Stulabhal
Snigiscleit

Grid Reference (NF)

765372
764366
755363
756357
792353
735276
754348
744272
780210

Grid Reference (NF)

759227
796224
795224
796250