Grimersta

Location

West Lewis, 18 miles west of Stornoway

Summary

Five year average: 401 salmon/grilse,
308 sea trout and 611 brown trout.
8 rods fish over 4 principal beats.
Price range: £785 - £1915 per Rod/week including VAT. Guest accommodation is in Grimersta Lodge.


Description

The famous Grimersta system of lochs, rivers and streams is widely regarded as one of the most prolific summer salmon systems in Europe.

Salmon, Grilse and Sea trout are to be found throughout the system during the summer months. Certain conditions on the lochs causes the fish to shoal at which times sport can be fast and furious! Boat fishing at Grimersta differs from elsewhere in both anglers fish from the stern of the boat, which is skillfully drifted by the ghillie with the bow into the wind.

Single handed 10' to 12' rods with line rated AFTM 6 to 8 are suitable although longer rods are used on the river and streams in high water conditions. A cast of two flies is traditional when fishing the lochs with the famous Blue Elver most effective on the dropper.

Fishing is by fly only, with eight rods rotating between four beats. Rods are let by the week, with Head Ghillie Jason Laing leading an experienced team of ghillies whose services are included.

Guests stay in Grimersta Lodge which was built in 1861 and stands on the west shore of Loch Roag, the Atlantic sea loch into which the Grimersta River flows. When fish are running guests can enjoy the wonderful sight of shoals of salmon and grilse preparing to enter the river.

The lodge is fully staffed, providing breakfast, a picnic lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Our chefs combine the very best of traditional and innovative cooking with locally sourced produce. Grimersta is rapidly gaining a reputation for superb cuisine. There is an excellent cellar. There is no fishing on a Sunday and guests take the opportunity to relax over a leisurely lunch or tour the island.
The season is from 4th June - 15th October, and weeks are let from Thursdays to Wednesdays.

Other Access

Early Season: Day tickets are available for up to 4 Rods, at no charge, prior to 1st June. Catch and release for all Spring salmon and all Sea trout. For bookings, conditions and returns contact the Head Ghillie, Jason Laing, on 07990 553309.

Loch Langabhat: Day ticket access available for up to 5 Rods, bank fishing. For bookings and conditions see Loch Langabhat page

Stornoway Angling Association: SAA have access to the No. 1 boat on Loch Faighail an Tuim (Loch One), on Friday evenings throughout the season from 1st June. For all bookings, conditions and returns go to Sportsworld

Soval Angling Club: SAC have access to the No. 1 boat on Loch Faighail an Tuim (Loch One), on Saturday evenings throughout the season from 1st June. Bookings are made through the SAC Club Secretary, Joy Macleod, on adala.dala2@gmail.com



Scotland/Hebrides Beat

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'09'10'11'12'13Average'14
February001000.20
March000000.01
April004021.20
May214522.82
June101526122116.88
July7917612914684122.867
August100100168137141129.298
September41821451428398.621
October172741322929.234
Total249401518474362400.8231

Sea Trout
Year'09'10'11'12'13Average'14
February000000.00
March010000.20
April2175086.42
May11425137.012
June01112779.228
July855432848367.677
August11511820295137133.479
September6846115613464.830
October93522111919.27
Total280286389283301307.8235

Trout
Year'09'10'11'12'13Average'14
February000000.00
March020000.40
April400000.82
May4193210113.214
June215150153199130169.4264
July191183203113113160.6200
August111146116113135124.2244
September1611286890154120.2201
October151912244322.614
Total701647584549576611.4939

How to Book

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Contact Details

Simon Scott
Grimersta Lodge
Isle of Lewis
HS2 9EJ

Tel: 01851 621358
Email: grimersta@btconnect.com