Gress

Location

8 miles north east of Stornoway



Summary

Five year average:- 16 salmon/grilse, 162 sea trout and 111 brown trout.

Visitor's day ticket:
Adult - £10
Junior (U-16) - £5
Angling Restrictions Effective from September 1st:
NO bait fishing
ALL hen fish (both sea trout and salmon) to be released.
Spinning permitted ONLY downstream of wooden footbridge.


Description

The catchment drains an area of approximately 42 km; on the north-east coast of the Isle of Lewis. The Gress River is seven miles from its source at Loch Ghrias to the estuary at Gress sands. A spate river with an illustrious past the Gress river fish numbers followed a slow decline over the years culminating in the collapse of fish numbers nationally in the mid seventies.

The river is now under the stewardship of The Gress Angling Association who are attempting to manage the river back toward it's known habitat sustainable stocking density. Some improvement can be seen in the fish numbers and size but this is seen as early days in terms of the river's hopeful recovery.

Visitor's day ticket:
Adult - £10
Junior (U-16) - £5

Season is June 1st - October 15th

Permits from Sportsworld, 1 - 3 Francis Street, Stornoway. Tel No: 01851 70 5464.



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Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
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June000000.01
July020552.41
August8184838.21
September5110003.20
October172002.0-
Total1438613815.83

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February000000.00
March000000.00
April000000.00
May000000.00
June36291311218.210
July313223183527.811
August702270522447.619
September561456676251.015
October1162835817.6-
Total204103190183131162.255

Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
March000000.00
April000000.00
May000000.00
June0351032416.20
July0227119927.80
August105219161347.213
September270423111.02
October10324009.2-
Total14211011672117111.415

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Contact Details

Alasdair Murray
37a Gress
Isle of Lewis
HS2 0NB
Tel: 01851 820243
Mobile:07920837558
Email: murrayalasdair@btinternet.com