Without doubt South Uist has some of the best wild Brown trout fishing in the world. There are literally hundreds of lochs, large and small, within easy reach of the Anglers' Retreat covering South Uist, Benbecula and North Uist. Most of the small lochs are hardly ever fished and all are capable of holding hard fighting lightning fast Brownies ranging from a few ounces to 2lb and more. These can be explored at your leisure from the bank using a single daily permit. However, the cream of the Brown Trout fishing can be found on the Storus Uist Estate Machair Lochs running down the western side of South Uist. In these lochs fished from a boat 'loch style' Brownies over 2lb are regularly landed and fish of 5lb are hooked and sometimes landed!
All Salmon and Sea Trout fishing is controlled by Storus Uist Estate and is available in a number of lochs on South Uist. Generally fiished 'loch' style from a boat the range in size
from 3-10+lb these fresh run fish are immensely exciting and hard fighting and great fun from a boat.
Beginners or children can learn to fish in no time if they are taken to one of the many lochs containing small, hungry (and lightning-fast) trout. The best months for our wild brown trout are May, June, early July and September, but they can still take well all season in lochs a short walk into the moor. Apart from the very rare springers, salmon begin to run in late June; from then until late September are the best months.