Angling Club Loch Permits

Fishing permits are available from the South Uist Estate office (Oifis Stòras), three South Uist Angling Club outlets (see below) and selected hotels. Fishing is allowed on all the lochs in the South Uist Estate area, except those listed as machair lochs.

South Uist Angling Club boats are available for hire on some of the more accessible and popular lochs, but this should not be taken as an indication that other lochs are of no interest to anglers.

Sea Pools (Salmon & Sea Trout)

Day permits – £8
Weekly permits – £40

Angling Club permit prices (brown trout only)

Day permits – £8
Weekly permits – £40
Loch Bi permit only, per day – £40
Boat permit, additional per day – £10
Loch Druidibeg – per day – £40

Fishing permit outlets

MacGillivray’s Shop, Balivanich, Benbecula
Daliburgh Post Office, Daliburgh, South Uist
South Uist Estate Office (Stòras Uibhist); in person (Oifis Stòras, Daliburgh, South Uist HS8 5SS), by phone (01878 700101), or email (

Angling Club boat bookings

Boat permits for the Angling Club boats can be purchased through the Stòras Uibhist office, in person, by phone (01878 700101) and via email (, 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.

Advance bookings for boat permits and fishing permits are welcome.

Please note that SUAC boat bookings can now made for Sunday fishing.

Confirmation of availability will be made at time of booking.

Bookings are split into three sessions:

  • Sunrise – 1pm
  • 1pm – 5pm
  • 5pm – dusk

(East Loch Bee & Druidibeg boats booked through the Angling Club are for a FULL day. For current locations please contact 01878 100101.)

Boat Locations: Grid Ref (NF):
A. Loch Eilean Iain (no engines) 790535
B. Loch East Olabhat 802507
C. Loch West Olabhat 802512
D. Loch Langabhat 845482
E. Loch na Deighe fo Dheas 832535
F. Loch Shnathaid 829425
G. Loch Caslub 833418
H. Loch East Bee* (North end of causeway) 783432
I. Loch Dun na Cille 743193
J. Loch Toronish (until 15th May) 742307
Loch a’Chlachain (from 16th May) 743314
K. Loch Eilean an Staoir (until 15th May) 734263
Loch Ceann a’Bhaigh (Bayhead) (from 16th May) 763302
L. Loch A’Phuirt Ruadh (Fraser’s) 769356
M. Loch an Duin Mhoir 778417
N. Loch a’Bhruga 764143
O. Loch Sgairbh 731267
P. Allys Loch 766351

The open seasons are as follows:

Brown trout 15 March – 30 September (inclusive)
Sea trout/salmon 1 February – 31 October (inclusive)
Loch Druidibeg 15 April – 30 September (inclusive)

All undersized fish must be carefully returned.