Fishery manager John Steele co-ordinates the fishing of the machair lochs and the allocation of boats, whilst reservations and requests for ghillies are made through Lorna MacLeod at the Estate office – Oifis Stòras, Daliburgh, South Uist HS8 5SS; Tel. 01878 700101; Email firstname.lastname@example.org
John Steele allocates the machair fishing 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.
The open seasons are as follows:
|Brown trout||15 March – 30 September (inclusive)|
|Sea trout/salmon||1 February – 31 October (inclusive)|
2015 Machair loch permit prices (including boat)
|Brown Trout||1st April to 30th April||£30.00 per day|
|1st May to 30th June||£40.00 – £45.00 per day|
|1st July to 29th September||£40.00 per day|
|Salmon & Sea Trout||2nd July to 31st July||£60.00 per day|
|1st August to 29th September||£60.00 – £80.00 per day|
|1st October to 31st October||£60.00 per day|
2015 Hill loch permit prices (including boat)
|Brown Trout||1st June to 30th September||£25.00 per day|
|Salmon & Sea Trout||1st August to 30th September||£55.00 per day|
|1st October to 31st October||£25.00 per day|
* Prices are based on two rods per boat. Additional anglers will be charged at half the boat rate.
The Stòras Uibhist staff will be able to provide up-to-date information regarding whether a boat is sited/available at each loch, or elsewhere for your intended dates of visit. Please phone Lorna MacLeod on 01878 708 002 for further information
Loch Grid references
|Name of loch||Grid ref (NF)|
|An Ath Ruaidh (Upper Mill)||755264|
|An Eilein (Castle)||765373|
|Cnoc a’ Buidhe||748258|