Fishing in Uig offers a paradise for anglers who want a real wild fishing experience. The variety of fishing opportunities is outstanding - whether you are in to sea angling or freshwater fishing.
River catchments vary from vast peat moorlands, which hold infinite still waters to rough uplands with steep rocky burns and rivers, and productive lochs on grassy machair.
Sea fishing can be from boat, on the rocks or by the sea pools and beach casting.
You do require permission to fish for all freshwater species in the Hebrides. Salmon fishing is private and requires permits. Salmon fishing is only available in the Uig area by booking advance with the local estate managers.
Brown trout fishing, although mostly free, does require permission and mostly all that is required is a quick phone call. This allows the estates to monitor the amount of fishing taking place and warn anglers if there are any shooting parties out in the season.
In general the angling visitor will find this basic selection in the recommended sizes suitable for all our game fish: Butcher(s), Black Zulu, Soldier Palmer, Black Pennell, Peter Ross. Blae and Black, Cinnamon and Gold, Bibio, Grouse, Mallard and Claret, Invicta, Kate Mclaren, Camasunary Killer, Teal Blue and Silver, Alexandra, Claret and Golden Olive Bumbles, Irish Dabblers, Goats Toe, Connemara Black etc. Our own Western Isles Clan Chief and Green French Partridge are strongly recommended and try a size 10 Muddler (preferably pearly) on the bob for salmon and sea trout. Proper salmon flies around size 10 and 8 work well - Stoats Tail (and silver), Hairy Mary, Blueharm, Thunder, Sweep, Garry Dog, Kennys Killer and many more - but bring your own favourites and experiment.
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