Five year average: 227 salmon/grilse, 123 sea trout and 34 brown trout
4 miles double banked river fishing with 32 named pools, 3 shelters and a hut
3 principal salmon lochs (2 with boats)
15 separate loch systems which contain brown trout and occasional sea trout and salmon.
Fishing is normally available only with the Lodge but occasionally by the day at £25 to £60 per rod per day.
The fishing and lodge are let from Saturday to Saturday.
The fishings are let mainly to parties staying in the lodge on either a catered or self catering basis.
The let commences on a given Saturday afternoon until the following Saturday morning, however, Sunday to Sunday may be available by prior arrangement. No fishing is permitted on Sunday during the letting period. For full details please click the Associated Website Link opposite.
From the end of August grouse shooting over pointers is available and a MacNab is possible as Red Deer frequent the woods.
A sea going boat is available for bright, calm days when fishing on the river is unadvisable and sea fishing is preferable. Species caught locally include mackerel, pollock, coalfish, flounder and turbot.
The Blackwater River is a peat fed system which retains its water for a considerable time after rain. The fishing varies from streamy water to relatively still deep areas which fish in all heights of water. Salmon and Grilse normally enter the system towards the end of June and fishing continues until mid October. Tenants may kill a fish or two to eat but all others are returned.
All fishing is by fly only and single-handed 10ft rods are adequate to cover the river. A floating line is used in most conditions but a short sinking tip can be effective in high water. No wading is necessary although waders help to cross the river in high water.
Provided their is wind, which is frequent in the Hebrides, the river can be fished at any height. The best flies are: stoats tail, silver stoat, various muddlers, park shrimp, camasunary killer and trout flies in sizes 10 and 12. Small tube flies and cone-heads are used in high water during the Spring and Autumn.
The fishing's are let for sea trout, brown trout and salmon from the Spring and fishing by the day is available when the lodge is not occupied.
|Salmon & Grilse|
Iain or Dougie McGilvray
Isle of Lewis
Tel: 01463 220333
Mob: 07887 622228
* For day ticket availability please phone Donnie Whiteford: 07920 096 983 *