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Fish North Uist

A place for all seasons

North Uist is has a wide variety of fishing waters and they say that it could take you over thirty years to fish every beat. Imagine that challenge? 

Whatever your passion whether it is brown trout fishing, sea trout or salmon fishing North Uist can more than provide you with the perfect fishing waters and unique environment. We would always advise coming for a weeks fishing from May to October but if that is not possible then please contact us for day fishing dates. 

Fish with us from May to July for brown trout and sea trout.

July to October for sea trout and salmon

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Chose Your Fishing

We are able to provide daily fishing guides or weekly guides from May to October but peak season is pretty busy and guides are scarce owing to demand.

The weekly rate for a fishing guide is £900 for two rods or £1500 for four rods.

This does not include the daily permits which must be obtained locally through the North Uist Estate or the Lochmaddy Hotel.

To guarantee better fishing on prime beats it is best to book into the Lochmaddy Hotel where the daily fishing roster is prepared or Langass Lodge which is a smaller boutique hotel with fishing places on the daily roster.

For further details about our fishing adventures please email us below 

Loch Fishing

The vast moorlands of North Uist are interspersed with peat bogs, moorland, hills, lochs and lochans and with over a thousand to choose from your fishing journey could last a lifetime. The North Uist sea trout and salmon lochs vary in size, some are small and easily either rowable or fished from the bank, while others vanish into the vast landscape as far as the eyes can see. North Uist loch fishing for sea trout and salmon can be fantastic but like many fisheries, the lochs are dependent on enough rainfall to enable sea trout and salmon to migrate. However, there are exceptions to this and North Uist has several brackish lochs, which are tidal and flood at high tide, enabling fish to move freely into the lochs. The variety of lochs to fish is endless, some are what we call Machair lochs and are on the west coast and famous for their large brown trout while the moorland lochs fill the interior of the land. Viewing North Uist from the summit of a high hill, it is like a drowned landscape and hard to fathom that people can live there with so much water.

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Our Fishing Rates 2023/24

Please find below our rates for the 2023/24 fishing season and Ghillie guiding services. Please note that this does not include any accommodation or fishing permits issued by Lochmaddy Hotel or North Uist Estate. These need to be arranged on your arrival, and we can advise the best way to do this. Please note that there is a limited number of Ghillies on North Uist, and it is always advisable to book well in advance.

Weekly Rate

6 Days Fishing Guide

£900

For those fishermen and women, our weekly rate is for a ghillie for two rods and covers loch fishing, sea pools and brackish waters. It does not include accommodation or permits from North Uist estate or Lochmaddy Hotel.

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Basic Day Rate

£ 150

This is the cost for one or two rods and is a cash payment on the day. This includes fully guided fishing with a local ghillie for either, Brown trout, Salom or sea trout.

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Day Rate

 

Additional Rods

£50

If there are more than 2 rods, there is an additional charge of £50 per day per rod with a maximum group size of 4 rods.

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Additional Rods

June

£900

3rd - 8th

Sea trout & Brown Trout -2 rod spaces

This is the time when seatrout begins to gather in the pools and the days are longer so is a great time to experience some of our remote sea pools and lochs. For additional rods please see the above rates.

June

£900

24th - 30th

Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown trout-2 rod spaces

Another great time to experience fresh run fish in the sea pools and some of our brackish waters. Loch fishing for brown trout at this time of year can be truly wonderful. For additional rods please see the above rates.

July

£900

8th - 14th

Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown trout-2 rod spaces

At the start of August, things are beginning to get exciting as fish are waiting for the rain to allow them to get into the lochs and the sea pools are amazing places to experience wonderful sea trout fishing. For additional rods please see the above rates.

August

£900

12th - 17th

Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown trout-2 rod spaces

At the start of September, we begin to shift towards loch fishing but still head to the sea pools for sea trout if the tides are favourable. A great opportunity to do loch fishing from a bot with an experienced ghillie. For additional rods please see the above rates.

September

£900

1st - 7th

Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown trout-2 rod spaces

October sees fresh runs of fish into the lochs and there is plenty of water to choose from to fish. The sea pools still have fresh fish running into them and October is a wonderful time to experience loch fishing on some of our larger lochs. For additional rods please see the above rates.

October

£900

9th to 14th

Sea Trout, Salmon and Brown trout-2 rod spaces

October sees fresh runs of fish into the lochs and there is plenty of water to choose from to fish. The sea pools still have fresh fish running into them and October is a wonderful time to experience loch fishing on some of our larger lochs. For additional rods please see the above rates.

Available Ghillie Dates 2024

Lochmaddy Hotel

The fishing on North Uist is owned by North Uist Estate but administered through the Lochmaddy Hotel. Lochmaddy Hotel was established in 1863 and is the oldest hotel in North Uist. Recently the hotel has undergone refurbishment. You will find the owners, John and Lorna - who currently have 13 years of experience running Lochmaddy Hotel - on duty most days. John looks after all the fishing guests, giving them plenty of advice and often providing a ghillie service. Lorna is at reception most mornings and is often a great source of local information. 

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Weather

Prepare for all seasons

The weather in North Uist can change in a moment, and sunny days can become windy ones with howling gales, driving rain and sometimes sleet. The best months weather-wise are usually from May to August, with September and October becoming a little bit more unpredictable, with westerly gales often appearing from nowhere. But like all-weather, it is hard to predict when booking your adventure, but we always advise you to come prepared for seven seasons in one day. 

One of the biggest challenges facing flyfishers on North Uist and across the Hebrides is the wind. There are days when fishermen stand in the eye of a storm casting into murky water and find the fish are taking while on other balmy, seemingly perfect days, nothing moves.

The beauty of North Uist fishing is that even on stormy days there is water to fish so be assured if wrapped up in proper waterproof clothing the fishing adventures carry on