Great fishing on our doorstep!
All Lochmaddy Hotel Guests are given priority as to where they would like to fish on each day and you must register with John Docherty at the Lochmaddy Hotel Reception so that you will be placed on the fishing roster and is based on a “first come first served” system.
Guests are truly spoilt for choice with an abundance of fishing on their doorstep from the truly exceptional and pure wild brown trout fishing to the unique sea-pool fishing for sea trout and salmon, not to mention the salmon and sea-trout lochs. And for the sea fisherman there is plenty choice from rock fishing for Pollock and cod, to fishing in the Minch for the mighty Skate, toupe and many other species.
North Uist although only 35 miles in circumference is the perfect angling island containing a staggering 800 freshwater lochs and lochans most of which contain wild brown trout. As you fish you can expect to see to be in the company of eagles, sea eagles, black and red throated divers, whooper swans, an array of harriers, as well as corncrakes.
In the sea pools will not be disappointed with arctic tern, curlews, snow bunting,
long tailed skuas leaches petrels and sandpipers.
North Uist Estates has long been a Mecca for anglers from all over the world and is one of the few places in Scotland that can provide not only quality sea trout, salmon and brown trout fishing, but also exceptional stalking and wildfowl shooting. Described as the perfect all-round estate the Island contains a staggering 800 freshwater lochs and lochans and is host to a blanket of conservation designations. The Angler can expect to spend a day in the company of black-throated divers, arctic terns, wild swans, short-eared owls, hen harriers and even glimpse the occasional sea eagle.
The jewel in the crown is unquestionably the sea trout, which average 3 - 3.5lbs and which, in dry summers, can be taken either side of low tide, in any of 14 recognised sea pools. Otherwise fishing is conducted mainly from boats located on the most popular lochs. The Estate extends to 60,000 acres and covers the majority of the Island providing the angler with the freedom to seek out the remoter lochs on foot, while non-fishing companions often choose to take part in many of the locally organised activities or perhaps explore the miles of deserted beaches and historic sites scattered throughout the Island.
The fishing, which is available to the general public, is organised by daily roster at Lochmaddy Hotel. Preference is given to the residents of Lochmaddy Hotel. There are also the services of an experienced local Ghillie and to give practical advice on tackle and choice of a suitable loch.
Sea trout are in the sea pools from March till October moving into freshwater from July onwards; salmon arrive in late June and can be found in good numbers from July to September in the Skealtar, Geirran Mill and Grogarry systems; brown trout are at their best from April till August. There is always a fish to be sought whatever the timing of a visit.
A bag limit of three fish (salmon or sea trout or a combination of both) applies to each person per day and anglers are encouraged to adopt their own self-imposed catch and release
policy for sea trout.
Anglers are encouraged to bring adequate waterproof clothing and lifejackets. Lifejackets (if required) and permits can be obtained from the Lochmaddy Hotel or the North Uist Estate Office.
View a record of Fishing Catches