Fhorsa

Location

Uig, South-west Lewis



Summary

Five year average: 75 salmon/grilse, 23 sea trout and 372 brown trout
3 miles double banked river fishing with 15 named pools, 7 of which are tidal.
2 principal salmon lochs, both with boats.
6 separate lochs which contain brown trout.
4 fishing huts located on river & salmon lochs.
All fishing is normally only available with the lodge but occasionally by the day (please phone for availability and prices).


Description

Loch Suainaval, about 3 miles long, is the headwear of the Fhorsa system and fishing from an estate boat provides salmon, ferox and brown trout. From there the river runs into Loch Slacsavat where salmon and brown trout can be fished from the bank or 2 boats. From the bank the river is then fished down through 15 named pools, 7 of which are tidal, to the sea and the renowned 'Bruton Stream', providing one of the few opportunities to catch salmon and sea trout in salt water. Many of the tidal pools are ideal for beginners wishing to catch an estuary trout. The resident ghillie can also organise sea trips (weather permitting) on the estate's RIB, whether to fish for mackerel or for exploring the coast line and lagoons. Recent catches of over 100 salmon, 50 sea trout & 400 brown trout make the Fhorsa system a tremendous all round fishery complimented by a lodge in a fabulous setting.

The lodge

It was described by Lord Leverhulme's niece, who was given the lodge by him as a wedding present, as having a "scene which surely has few equals in all Britain for sheer breathtaking loveliness". Inside the lodge the atmosphere is warm and comfortable. The accommodation includes a sitting room, laundry room, drying room and large kitchen. Upstairs are 1 double bed and 2 twins (all en-suite) plus 4 twins and a single sharing bathrooms and separate w.c. The lodge is let with the services of a good cook, but can also be taken on a self-catering basis.

Stalking, shooting and other activities

Stalking and shooting can be let by arrangement on a neighbouring estate.
The Uig sands are ideal for kite surfing, sand yachting and together with other nearby beaches are popular for kayaking and beach combing. A nine-hole links golf course, recently renovated, provides sport of a different kind for guests of all ages.

Sight seeing trips to Callanish standing stones, the Broch and tweed mills along with speedboat trips to St Kilda are other popular outings, making Uig Lodge a perfect base for a memorable Hebridean holiday.



Scotland/Hebrides Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
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June300201.08
July29715232519.851
August271820171419.217
September48724171422.012
October2041861913.415
Total1273677657275.4103

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February000000.00
March000000.00
April010300.80
May511201.80
June201452.40
July36153107.46
August6821066.41
September000973.21
October203021.40
Total181622313023.48

Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
March000010.20
April1960115.44
May1511805.018
June5039611363263.69
July27100117266104122.885
August4312712573154104.420
September35987378149.841
October42122133420.66
Total231294393534407371.8183

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Contact Details

Mr Dickon Green
Uig Lodge
Timsgarry, Uig
Isle of Lewis
Outer Hebrides
HS2 9ET
Tel: 01851 672250
Email: dickon@uiglodge.co.uk