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Last week

(Last Updated: Wednesday 10 August)

Grimersta catches August 1st - 6th:

Anglers fishing the Grimersta chain of lochs and rivers continued to do well during the first week of August with 47 salmon/grilse recordedand the best day being the 1st when nine grilse were landed. A. Pinsent had three grilse to his rod on the 1st from the Kelt, Bridge and Benjies Pools. A. Edwards landed four fish during the 2nd, one of 7lb from the Kelt Pool  and three grilse in the 3 - 4lb range from the Island Pool, all of which were hooked on a Silver Stoat. J. Graham and D. Graham had two fish each on the 3rd (best 7lb), three from the River and one from Loch Faoghail an Tuim. A. Pinsent had a brace of 4lb-8oz grilse from the Sea Pool and Colonel Bradford's Pool on the 3rd, both of which were hooked on a Blue Elver. S. Hopper landed two 3lb grilse and a 10lb salmon on the 4th all of which came from the Bridge Pool with the two grilse taking a Stoats tail and the salmon tempted by a Blue Elver. T. Singleton fishing a Blue Elver in Colonel Bradford's Pool on the 4th, landed a 4lb grilse and the following day he had two 4lb grilse from the First Stream and a 6lb fish from Loch Faoghail an Tuim, all of which were hooked on a Blue Elver. M. Parr also had three grilse to his rod during the 5th, all of which were hooked on a Silver Stoat and J. MacEwan had a brace of grilse on the 6th, one from the Island Pool and the other from Loch Faoghail an Tuim, both hooked on a Blue Elver. Of the 47 salmon/grilse recorded, 42 were returned.

Stornoway Angling Association (SAA) catches August 1st - 6th:

The SAA boats on Loch Langabhat and Loch an Fhir Mhaoil were used on four occassions during the first week of August with a total of nine grilse recorded (5 from Langabhat & 4 from Loch an Fhir Mhaoil), all of which were released. Four were caught on Loch Langabhat on Aug 1st, all on Toby lures; two for R. Bell and two for J. Thomsen and B. Davies had a 3lb grilse on the 4th. Loch an Fhir Mhaoil catches were; G. Macleod had a 3lb-8oz grilse on the 1st, I. Macleod had a similar sized grilse on the 3rd, E. Ruddal also had a 3lb-8oz grilse on the 4th and A. Campbell landed a 4lb grilse on the 6th.

Finsbay fishery had a quiet week, however, Young Oliver Burgstaller was given a fishing rod for his 7th birthday two weeks before the family trip to Finsbay Lodges. Alex Mackinnon (Ghillie) was only too pleased to get him started at this young age and by the end of the week he was casting well. Oliver also caught his first sea trout, well done Oliver and come back to the Outer Hebrides soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beat catches reported

(Last week)

Beat Catches
Creed (SAA) Salmon - 1, Sea trout - 14
Grimersta Salmon - 10, Sea trout - 0
Langabhat - Grimersta Salmon - 8, Sea trout - 0
 

 

Angling in the Outer Hebrides - 2022

Jens Thomsen with one of two grilse he caught and released on Loch Langabhat during August 1st. Both grilse were caught on a Toby lure.Jens Thomsen with one of two grilse he caught and released on Loch Langabhat during August 1st. Both grilse were caught on a Toby lure.
 
Jens Thomsen netting a grilse for Robbie Bell during a visit to Loch Langabhat on August 1st. The grilse was released.Jens Thomsen netting a grilse for Robbie Bell during a visit to Loch Langabhat on August 1st. The grilse was released.
 
7 year old Oliver Burgstaller on his first fishing trip to the Finsbay Fishery on East Harris. Oliver caught his first ever sea trout during this August visit.7 year old Oliver Burgstaller on his first fishing trip to the Finsbay Fishery on East Harris. Oliver caught his first ever sea trout during this August visit.
 
Lana Richardson released this 4lb grilse that she hooked on a Mini Muddler at the Obbe Fishery, Isle of Harris.Lana Richardson released this 4lb grilse that she hooked on a Mini Muddler at the Obbe Fishery, Isle of Harris.
 
One of four grilse released during August 9th by a local angler. This one took a Muddler.One of five grilse released during August 9th by a local angler. This one took a Muddler.
 
Releasing a 3lb grilse that took a Girnel Shrimp during August 9th.Releasing a 3lb grilse that took a Girnel Shrimp during August 9th.
 
Releasing a 10lb salmon to the Bridge Pool on the Grimersta River during August 4th. Mr. S. Hopper hooked the fish on a Blue Elver.Releasing a 10lb salmon to the Bridge Pool on the Grimersta River during August 4th. Mr. S. Hopper hooked the fish on a Blue Elver.
 

Mr. P. Askew bending into a salmon on Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta) during July 26th.Mr. P. Askew bending into a salmon on Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta) during July 26th

A nice 6lb salmon about to be released by Mr. P. Askew. The fish was hooked on a Connemara Black in Loch Faoghail an Tuim on July 26th.A nice 6lb salmon about to be released by Mr. P. Askew. The fish was hooked on a Connemara Black in Loch Faoghail an Tuim, Grimersta on July 26th.
 
Matt Cook (Ghillie) netting a 4lb grilse in Loch Faoghail an Tuim. Mr. W. Garrett hooked the grilse on a Muddler during July 20th.Matt Cook (Ghillie) netting a 4lb grilse in Loch Faoghail an Tuim. Mr. W. Garrett hooked the grilse on a Muddler during July 20th.
 
Releasing a 3lb grilse at the Ford Stream, Grimersta. Mr W. Garrett hoked the grilse on a Blue Elver during July 16th.Releasing a 3lb grilse at the Ford Stream, Grimersta. Mr W. Garrett hoked the grilse on a Blue Elver during July 16th.
 
Mr. W. Garrett released this 5lb grilse to the CaptainMr. W. Garrett released this 5lb grilse to the Captains Pool on the Grimersta River during July 16th. The grilse took a Silver Stoat.
 
Matt Cook (Ghillie) releasing Mr. W. Garrett's 5lb grilse to the Upper Rocky Pool on the Grimersta River during July 19th. The grilse was hooked on an Executioner.Matt Cook (Ghillie) releasing Mr. W. Garrett's 5lb grilse to the Upper Rocky Pool on the Grimersta River during July 19th. The grilse was hooked on an Executioner.
 
A local angler caught & released this solid 6lb-8oz salmon during July 16th. The fish was hooked on a Muddler.A local angler caught & released this solid 6lb-8oz salmon during July 16th. The fish was hooked on a Muddler.
  
Matt Cook with a 4lb July grilse  Matt hooked the grilse on a Muddler in Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta).Matt Cook with a 4lb July grilse to his own rod. Matt hooked the grilse on a Muddler in Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta).
 
 A nice Loch Fada (South Uist) grilse about to be released by Michael Heery. Michael caught the fish on a Silver Daddy during July 26th.A nice Loch Fada (South Uist) grilse about to be released by Michael Heery. Michael caught the fish on a Silver Daddy during July 26th.
 
 A bonnie Loch East Bee brown trout for Andy Macfarlane during July 25th. The trout, which was released, was estimated between 3 and 4lb.A bonnie Loch East Bee brown trout for Andy Macfarlane during July 25th. The trout, which was released, was estimated between 3 and 4lb.
 
A coloured finnock about to be released by David Spray on July 7th. The finnock took an Orange Muddler.A coloured finnock about to be released by David Spray on July 7th. The finnock took an Orange Muddler.
 
 Nice markings on this Loch East Bee brown trout that Andy Macfarlane released during July 25th.Nice markings on this Loch East Bee brown trout that Andy Macfarlane released during July 25th.
 
A nice moor Loch brownie about to be released. the trout was hooked on a Dabbler.A nice hill loch brownie about to be released. the trout was hooked on a Dabbler.
 
 Andy Macfarlane released this nice sea trout that he caught in Loch Fada (South Uist) during July 26th.Andy Macfarlane released this nice sea trout that he caught in Loch Fada (South Uist) during July 26th.
 
Nice colouration on this Loch an Duin brown trout that was hooked on a Dabbler variant during July 14th.Nice colouration on this Loch an Duin brown trout that was hooked on a Dabbler variant during July 14th.
 
Andy Macfarlane released this nice Loch Stilligarry trout on a Connemara Black during July 23rd.Andy Macfarlane released this nice Loch Stilligarry trout that he hooked on a Connemara Black during July 23rd
 
A 5lb+ grilse about to be released to Loch Faoghail an Tuim during July 9th. The grilse was hooked on an Orange Muddler by D. Whiteford.A 5lb+ grilse about to be released to Loch Faoghail an Tuim during July 9th. The grilse was hooked on an Orange Muddler by D. Whiteford.
 
A fresh run 4lb grilse for David Spray on July 6th. The grilse was hooked on a Junction Shrimp and was returned.A fresh run 4lb grilse for David Spray on July 6th. The grilse was hooked on a Junction Shrimp and was returned.
 
A second grilse for David Spray during July 6th. Hooked on a Junction Shrimp and released.A second grilse for David Spray during July 6th. Hooked on a Junction Shrimp and released.
 
A nice sea trout for Kenny Macdonald from the Steinish Pool on July 5th. This was one of four landed by Kenny whilst worm fishing.A nice sea trout for Kenny Macdonald from the Steinish Pool on July 5th. This was one of four landed by Kenny whilst worm fishing.
 
J. Moore into a strong grilse in the Bridge Pool on the Grimersta River during June 30th.J. Moore into a strong grilse in the Bridge Pool on the Grimersta River during June 30th.
 
Landed after a tough battle. This solid 5lb-8oz grilse was hooked on a Silver Stoat in the Bridge Pool by J. Moore during June 30th.Landed after a tough battle. This solid 5lb-8oz grilse was hooked on a Silver Stoat in the Bridge Pool (Grimersta) by J. Moore during June 30th.
 
A nice brown trout from Loch Eirearaigh for David Spray. The fish was hooked on a Partridge & Claret and was released.A nice brown trout from Loch Eirearaigh for David Spray. The fish was hooked on a Partridge & Claret and was released.
 
A beautifully marked brown trout from a Lewis moorland loch. The trout was hooked by David Spray on a fly of his own tying and released.A beautifully marked brown trout from a Lewis moorland loch. The trout was hooked by David Spray on a fly of his own tying and released.
 
A solid loch Haumabhat brown trout for Elena Thomson during July 4th.A solid Loch Haumabhat (Finsbay) brown trout for Elena Thomson during July 4th.
 
Fergus Thomson with a well conditioned brown trout from Loch Haumabhat (Finsbay) on July 4th.Fergus Thomson with a well conditioned brown trout from Loch Haumabhat (Finsbay) on July 4th.
 
Clark Thomson with a nice brown trout from Loch Haumabhat on July 4th.Clark Thomson with a nice brown trout from Loch Haumabhat on July 4th.
 
A bright 3lb-8oz Loch Langabhat grilse, one of two grilse plus a salmon hooked by Colin Macritchie on an ABU Toby lure during June 28th.A bright 3lb-8oz Loch Langabhat grilse, one of two grilse plus a salmon hooked by Colin Macritchie on an ABU Toby lure during June 28th.
 
Garry Macleod with a fresh run 5lb grilse that he hooked on an ABU Toby lure from Loch Langabhat. This grilse was one of four landed by Garry during June 28th.Garry Macleod with a fresh run 5lb grilse that he hooked on an ABU Toby lure from Loch Langabhat. This grilse was one of four landed by Garry during June 28th.
 
An 8lb-8oz salmon from Loch Langabhat on June 28th. Colin Macritchie hooked the salmon on an ABU Toby lure and released it.An 8lb-8oz salmon from Loch Langabhat on June 28th. Colin Macritchie hooked the salmon on an ABU Toby lure and released it.
 
Ross Macaulay released this 2lb-8oz brown trout that he caught on a Muddler in Loch Orasaigh during may 22nd.Ross Macaulay released this 2lb-8oz brown trout that he caught on a Muddler in Loch Orasaigh during May 22nd.
 
A 4lb grilse being released by C. Reading to the Kelt Pool on the Grimersta River during June 24th. The grilse was hooked on a Silver Stoat.A 4lb grilse being released by C. Reading to the Kelt Pool on the Grimersta River during June 24th. The grilse was hooked on a Silver Stoat.
 
A. Lowrie releasing a 9lb salmon to Colonel BradfordA. Lowrie releasing a 9lb salmon to Colonel Bradford's Pool on the Grimersta River. The salmon was hooked on a Blue Elver during June 24th.
 
C. Reading about to release a 3lb-8oz grilse to SandersonC. Reading about to release a 3lb-8oz grilse to Sanderson Pool (Grimersta) on June 23rd. The grilse took a Blue Elver.
 
Jason Laing (Ghillie) about to release K. StrachanJason Laing (Ghillie) about to release K. Strachan's 4lb grilse to the Kelt Pool on June 20th. The grilse was hooked on a Cone-Head.
 
A nice 1lb-4oz brown trout from Loch Upper Bornish (South Uist). This was the best of  five trout that David Kelly landed during June 23rd.A nice 1lb-4oz brown trout from Loch Upper Bornish (South Uist). This was the best of five trout that David Kelly landed during June 23rd.
 
I. Mackay released this double figure salmon that he hooked on a Blue Elver in Loch Airigh nah-Airde during June 21st.I. Mackay released this double figure salmon that he hooked on a Blue Elver in Loch Airigh na h-Airde during June 21st.
 
Robbie bell with one of two grilse he landed whilst trolling a copper Toby lure in Loch Langabhat on June 20th.Robbie bell with one of two grilse he landed whilst trolling a copper Toby lure in Loch Langabhat on June 20th.
 
D. Kelly releasing a 1lb brown trout to Mill Loch (South Uist) during June 22nd.D. Kelly releasing a 1lb brown trout to Mill Loch (South Uist) during June 22nd.
 
A nice grilse for N. Graham from Loch Langabhat on a copper Toby lure during June 20th. A nice grilse for N. Graham from Loch Langabhat on a copper Toby lure during June 20th.
 
One of six brown trout landed by David Kelly from Loch East Ollay (South Uist) during June 21st. This 1lb fish was hooked on a Butcher.One of six brown trout landed by David Kelly from Loch East Ollay (South Uist) during June 21st. This 1lb fish was hooked on a Butcher.
 
N. Graham with a Loch Langabhat grilse. the fish was hooked on a copper Toby lure during June 20th.N. Graham with a Loch Langabhat grilse. the fish was hooked on a copper Toby lure during June 20th.
 

David Kelly about to release a nice Loch Hallan (South Uist) brown trout during June 20th. The trout was hooked on a Butcher.David Kelly about to release a nice Loch Hallan (South Uist) brown trout during June 20th. The trout was hooked on a Butcher.

Loch an t-sagart on the Lochportain road yielded this nice brown trout for Len Booth during June 21st. The trout was hooked ona fly of LenLoch an t-sagart on the Lochportain road yielded this nice brown trout for Len Booth during June 21st. The trout was hooked on a fly of Len's design and was released.
 

Jason Laing (Ghillie) about to release a fresh-run grilse at the Grimersta Ford Stream that was hooked on a Neep by K. Strachan during June 18th.Jason Laing (Ghillie) about to release a fresh-run grilse at the Grimersta Ford Stream that was hooked on a Neep by K. Strachan during June 18th.

A bonnie 1lb-3oz brown trout from Loch Hosta that took a size 12 Gorgeous George. The trout was caught by David Gardner during June 17th.A bonnie 1lb-3oz brown trout from Loch Hosta that took a size 12 Gorgeous George. The trout was caught by David Gardner during June 17th.
 
Into a feisty 5lb grilse in the Sea Pool at Grimersta during June 17th. K. Strachan hooked the grilse on a Blue Elver.Into a feisty 5lb grilse in the Sea Pool at Grimersta during June 17th. K. Strachan hooked the grilse on a Blue Elver.
 
Releasing a 2lb-12oz brown trout to a Benbecula loch during June 15th. The hefty trout was hooked on a size 12 WickhamReleasing a 2lb-12oz brown trout to a Benbecula loch during June 15th. The hefty trout was hooked on a size 12 Wickham Fancy.
 
A fresh-run Hebridean grilse that was tempted by a Cascade during June 17th.A fresh-run Hebridean grilse that was tempted by a Cascade during June 17th.
 
Charlie Nicolson with an 11lb brown trout from Loch Langavat (Obbe Fishery). Charlie hooked the hefty trout whilst bait fishing on June 13th.Charlie Nicolson with an 11lb brown trout from Loch Langavat (Obbe Fishery). Charlie hooked the hefty trout whilst bait fishing on June 13th.
 
K. Strachan battling with a 3lb grilse on Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta) during June 17th. The grilse was hooked on a Blue Elver.K. Strachan battling with a 3lb grilse on Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta) during June 17th. The grilse was hooked on a Blue Elver.
 
Beautiful colouration on this Benbecula brown trout.Beautiful colouration on this well conditioned Benbecula brown trout.
 
Garry Macleod hooked this 11lb salmon in the Dam Pool on the River Creed during June 20th. The fish was hooked on a Park Shrimp.Garry Macleod hooked this 11lb salmon in the Dam Pool on the River Creed during June 20th. The fish was hooked on a Park Shrimp.
 
A 1lb-4oz sea trout from Ath Leathan sea pool, Benbecula. The sea trout took a size 12 Wickhams Fancy.A 1lb-4oz sea trout from Ath Leathan sea pool, Benbecula. The sea trout took a size 12 Wickhams Fancy.
 
A size 12 Heather Fly tempted this 1lb-8oz brown trout. The trout, which was released was caught in a Benbecula water during June 14th.A size 12 Heather Fly tempted this 1lb-8oz brown trout. The trout, which was released was caught in a Benbecula water during June 14th.
 
Mrs. A. Shipley returned this 7lb salmon to the Sea Pool at Grimersta during June 16th. The salmon was hooked on a Blue Elver.Mrs. A. Shipley returned this 7lb salmon to the Sea Pool at Grimersta during June 16th. The salmon was hooked on a Blue Elver.
 
A 1lb-8oz brown trout from a Benbecula water. The trout was hooked on a size 12 Claret Dabbler during June 14th and released.A 1lb-8oz brown trout from a Benbecula water. The trout was hooked on a size 12 Claret Dabbler during June 14th and released.
 
K. Williams returned this 5lb grilse that he hooked on a Blue Elver in the Bridge Pool (Grimersta) during June 11th.K. Williams returned this 5lb grilse that he hooked on a Blue Elver in the Bridge Pool (Grimersta) during June 11th.
 
K. Williams with a 3lb grilse from Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta). The grilse, which was released, was hooked on a Silver Stoat, during June 9th.K. Williams with a 3lb grilse from Loch Faoghail an Tuim (Grimersta). The grilse, which was released, was hooked on a Silver Stoat, during June 9th.
 
T. Walters about to return a 6lb salmon to the Ford Stream (Grimersta) on June 2nd. The fish was hooked on a Green Butt.T. Walters about to return a 6lb salmon to the Ford Stream (Grimersta) on June 2nd. The fish was hooked on a Green Butt.
 
T. Walters battling with a 6lb salmon at the Ford Stream (Grimersta) on June 2nd.T. Walters battling with a 6lb salmon at the Ford Stream (Grimersta) on June 2nd.
 
J. Barbour battling with a feisty grilse at the First Stream, Grimersta on May 27th.J. Barbour battling with a feisty grilse at the First Stream, Grimersta on May 27th.
 

A fresh-run grilse for J. Barbour during May 27th. The grilse was hooked on a Cascade at the Grimersta First Stream.A fresh-run grilse for J. Barbour during May 27th. The grilse was hooked on a Cascade at the Grimersta First Stream.

Paul Clydesdale with a nice 2lb-12oz brown trout from Loch Stilligarry (South Uist).Paul Clydesdale with a nice 2lb-12oz brown trout from Loch Stilligarry (South Uist).

Mark Findlay with a solid 4lb brown trout from Loch West Ollay on May 31st. The fish was hooked on a Black Klinkhammer if flat calm conditions.Mark Findlay with a solid 4lb brown trout from Loch West Ollay on May 31st. The fish was hooked on a Black Klinkhammer in flat calm conditions.
 

A nice 2lb Loch Bornish (South Uist) brown trout caught on a Silver Sparkler during May.A nice 2lb Loch Bornish (South Uist) brown trout caught on a Silver Sparkler during May.

Loch Stilligarry in South Uist produced this 3lb+ brown trout in May.Loch Stilligarry in South Uist produced this 3lb+ brown trout in May.
 

David Maclennan releasing a 12lb salmon at the Ford Stream, Grimersta. The fish was hooked on a Park Shrimp during May 21st.David Maclennan releasing a 12lb salmon at the Ford Stream, Grimersta. The fish was hooked on a Park Shrimp during May 21st.

Paul Clydesdale with a 2lb trout from Loch Grogarry, South Uist during May 3rd.Paul Clydesdale with a 2lb trout from Loch Grogarry, South Uist during May 3rd.

Tony Connor with a 2lb-4oz brown trout from Loch Stilligarry in May.Tony Connor with a 2lb-4oz brown trout from Loch Stilligarry in May.

A nice 2lb-8oz brown trout during May from Loch Grogarry, South Uist.A nice 2lb-8oz brown trout during May from Loch Grogarry, South Uist.
 

A nice Loch Stilligarry brown trout for Paul Clydesdale during May 2.A nice Loch Stilligarry (South Uist) brown trout for Paul Clydesdale during May 2.

Loch Upper Kildonan produced this nice 2lb-4oz brown trout in May for Tony Connor.Loch Upper Kildonan (South Uist) produced this nice 2lb-4oz brown trout in May for Tony Connor.
 
Duncan Macdougall returned this 4lb-8oz brown trout that he hooked on a Kate Maclaren, In Loch a' Chlachain (South Uist) during May 16th.

80 year old, Duncan Macdougall returned this 4lb-8oz brown trout that he hooked on a Kate Maclaren in Loch a' Chlachain (South Uist) during May 16th.

 

Hooked! Battling with a salmon in the Grimersta Sea Pool during May 14th.Hooked! Battling with a salmon in the Grimersta Sea Pool during May 14th.

Colin Macleod landed this nice bright 6-7lb salmon in the Sea Pool at Grimersta. The salmon took a Cascade.Colin Macleod landed this nice bright 6-7lb salmon in the Sea Pool at Grimersta. The salmon took a Cascade.

Peter Ratcliffe released this sea-liced 7lb salmon during a visit to the Grimersta Kelt Pool on May 9th.

Peter Ratcliffe released this sea-liced 7lb salmon during a visit to the Grimersta Kelt Pool on May 9th.

 

John Watson released this 6lb-8oz brown trout that he caught in Loch a' Chlachain, South Uist. The fish was hooked on a Daddy Muddler during May 11th.John Watson released this 6lb-8oz brown trout that he caught in Loch a’ Chlachain, South Uist. The fish was hooked on a Daddy Muddler during May 11th.

Colin Macleod with a fine 14lb salmon from the Grimersta River during May 4th.

Colin Macleod with a fine 14lb salmon from the Grimersta River during May 4th.

 

Mark Hamilton released this stunning 9lb-4oz brown trout whilst fishing Loch West Ollay (South Uist) during May 2nd. The big trout was tempted by a Peter Ross.

Mark Hamilton released this stunning 9lb-4oz brown trout whilst fishing Loch West Ollay (South Uist) during May 2nd. The big trout was tempted by a Peter Ross.

 

A fine evening at Loch an Duin on the Lochportain road, North Uist.A fine evening at Loch an Duin on the Lochportain road, North Uist.
 
A 2lb-5oz brown trout from Loch Orasaigh for Robbie Bell. Robbie hooked the trout on a Rapala during April 2nd.

A 2lb-5oz brown trout from Loch Orasaigh for Robbie Bell. Robbie hooked the trout on a Rapala during April 2nd.

 

A well conditioned Loch Eirearaigh brown trout about to be released during May 6th.

A well conditioned Loch Eirearaigh brown trout about to be released during May 6th.

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