Stornoway Angling Association




This page is devoted ONLY to the Stornoway Angling Associations (SAA) brown trout waters. Information on their salmon/sea trout waters can be found on the Creed page of Fish Hebrides or via their website: (see link opposite).

Brown trout season: 15th March - 6th October

Brown trout fishing on twelve lochs, 3 of which have boats, and all are located within 10 miles of Stornoway. SAA members also have access to trout and salmon fishing on Loch Langavat.

5 year brown trout average: 421

Visitors boat fishing - £20 per boat/day (max 2 rods per boat)

SAA associate membership - £35 per season.
SAA member boat fishing- No charge.

Permits can be purchased from:
Sportsworld, 1-3 Francis Street, Stornoway
Tel No. 01851 705464


The SAA has brown trout fishing on twelve lochs, 3 of which have boats, and all are located within 10 miles of Stornoway. Some of the lochs hold fish that are 3 to the 1lb size, others have average fish off 12oz and trout over 2lb.

Visiting anglers may obtain permits to use the boats or may take out associate membership of the SAA. The associate membership provides bank fishing on the Association's trout lochs, free use of the trout loch boats and also enables visiting anglers to obtain season tickets for the River Creed salmon and sea trout fishery.

SAA members also have free access to the SAA boat on Tully's loch (trout, salmon and sea trout fishing) and access to the SAA trout and salmon fishing on Loch Langavat (see Langavat, Uig and Hamnavay page of Fish Hebrides).
The season opens on 15 March and closes on 6 October, the best months are May, June and all of September, although the bait fisher and persistent fly fisherman will catch trout throughout the season.
Although stocks are often prolific, anglers are asked to take only what they need for their own consumption and to carefully return the rest.

Loch Details:
For more detailed information regarding the lochs listed below please go to;
this page

Loch Airigh na Lic (49 acres)
Grid Ref: 400342

Loch Vatandip (57 acres)
Grid Ref: 355336

Loch a Bhuna (77acres)
Grid Ref: 346305

Loch nan Eilean (27 acres)
Grid Ref: 334305

Loch Airigh nan Gleann (12 acres)
Grid Ref: 398305

Loch Airigh Riabhach (27 acres)
Grid Ref: 377307

Loch Breugach (44 acres)
Grid Ref: 375300
*Boat available*

Loch Beag na Craoibhe (25 acres)
Grid Ref: 376294

Loch Leiniscal (35 acres)
Grid Ref: 365295

The Stornoway Angling Association have access to the following three lochs with the kind permission of Soval Estate:

Loch Achmore (105 acres)
Grid Ref: 310285
*Boat available*

Loch na Craoibhe (32 acres)
Grid Ref: 300277
*Boat available*

Loch nam Falcag (84 acres)
Grid Ref: 299270


A map (O/S Landranger No 8 covers all off the lochs mentioned above), compass and whistle are must have items when loch fishing. Quite often when the mist comes down you can see the other side of the loch but once you start walking on the moor it can literally become pea soup.
Another two essential items are a midge net and some good repellent - when the midge decides to make an appearance your day can be over pretty quickly if you don't have some protection against them.

A boat bag, containing 3 lifejackets and relevant keys for whichever loch you are fishing is issued from Sportsworld.

The wearing of life jackets in any of the SAA boats is compulsory.

Catch return forms must be completed on returning the boat bag to Sportsworld.

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Anton Michel
1 Goathill Road
Isle of Lewis
Outer Hebrides

Tel: 01851 700 103