"The sea is all land, and the land is all lochs" is a common description of the Uists. Hence, the rough estimate that there are some 800 lochs in South Uist and Benbecula, from the largest Loch Bi to a number of glorified puddles - all with potential!
You may have to book a particular loch for boat fishing, but with a reasonably priced permit, you can bank fish a vast range of lochs wherever and whenever you choose.
PURCHASE OF FISHING AND BOAT PERMITS
Although some hotels and accommodation providers have special arrangement to sell permits only to their own customers, members of the public may purchase permits from any of the following agencies:
MacGillivray’s, Balivanich, Benbecula.
Post Office, Daliburgh, South Uist.
Storas Uibhist, Oifis Storas, Daliburgh, South Uist.
FISHING PERMIT CHARGES FOR VISITORS
Bank only per day: £6.00
Bank only per week: £30.00
Bank only per day: £6.00
Bank only per week: £15.00
In addition to fishing permit
Per day: £8.00
Loch East Bi
(Boat & fishing permit for up to two rods per day fishing at any one time)
Per day: £35.00
There is no charge for anyone under 18 years of age.
Prior to obtaining a fishing permit for any of the South Uist and Benbecula lochs, each angler must complete a declaration form relating to Gyrodactylus Salaris and the Wearing of a Life-jacket. Click here to download a pdf.
SUAC has a number of automatic life-jackets for hire from our Agents at a charge of £1 per day or £5 per week, in addition to a deposit of £15. which will be paid back only when the life-jacket is returned in an un-inflated condition. Anglers may of course prefer to bring and use their own. If anyone fails to return the hired life-jacket, they will be billed for £50 to enable a replacement to be bought.
If you wish to book a boat, please visit or contact Storas Uibhist, Oifis Storas, Daliburgh, South Uist, HS8 5SS.
Tel: 01878 708002 or email: Email Us .
The Storas staff will be able to give you the most up-to-date information regarding whether a boat is sited/available at one of the lochs listed below, or elsewhere for your intended dates. Bookings can be made in advance from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
When the Storas Uibhist office is closed, as on Saturdays, boat bookings may be made by contact with the following mobile phone number: 07780820658 from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon. Bookings cannot be made for Sundays.
|No ||Boat Location ||Grid Ref ||Area|
|1 ||Loch nan Clach Corr ||803523||Griminish |
|2 ||Loch West Olabhat||802512 ||Torlum |
|3 ||Loch East Olabhat ||802507 ||Torlum |
|4||Loch Langabhat ||845482 ||Kilerivagh |
|5 ||Loch East Bi ||783432 ||West Gerinish|
|6 ||Loch West Bi ||782430 ||WestGerinish |
|7 ||Loch Caslub ||833418||Loch Carnan |
|8 ||Loch an Duin Mhoir||778417 ||West Gerinish |
|9 ||Loch A'Phuirt-ruaidh ||770355 ||Howmore |
|10 ||Loch Toronish ||736307 ||Bornish|
|11 ||Loch Ceann a' Bhaigh ||763302||Loch Eynort |
|12 ||Loch a Chlachain||756295 ||Bornish |
|13 ||Loch Eilean an Staoir ||731267 ||Milton |
|14||Loch Dun na Cille ||741192 ||Kilpheder |