Ghillies are available and further information can be obtained from Stòras Uibhist. Ghillies are primarily available for brown trout and sea trout/salmon lochs, however there is limited availability of guides 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 however, this weed is important for feeding. These lochs are more productive when fished with a ghillie as our ghillies use their knowledge of the lochs to navigate around these weeded areas to your advantage.
Ghillies can be an invaluable asset to you through sharing advice and experience of fishing South Uist lochs.