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The Lodge

Uig Lodge was described by Lord Leverhulme’s niece, who was given the lodge by him as a wedding present, as having a “scene which surely has few equals in all Britain for sheer breath-taking loveliness”. It is hard to argue with this statement. Uig Lodge is set in a spectacular position overlooking, but with easy access to, the magnificent white sands of Uig Bay to the west and to the south the contrastingly dramatic views of the Uig & Harris hills. It is an ideal base not only for the experienced salmon fishermen, but also for ferox and brown trout enthusiasts owing to the numerous hill lochs nearby, in addition to the Fhorsa system itself.


Loch Suainaval, about 3 miles long, is the headwater of the Fhorsa system and fishing from an estate boat provides salmon, ferox and brown trout. From there the river runs into Loch Slacsavat where salmon and brown trout can be fished from the bank or 2 boats. From the bank the river is then fished down through 15 named pools, 7 of which are tidal, to the sea and the renowned Bruton Stream providing one of the few opportunities to catch salmon and sea trout in salt water. Many of the tidal pools are ideal for beginners wishing to catch an estuary trout. The river is at its best when in spate, but large numbers of fish can build up in the estuary in periods of low water. Fishing on the lochs is most productive in a good wind. Given water the first fish will run the river in June or even earlier, but it is after the first spates in July that fish numbers start to build.  Charter sea trips can be organised for guests staying at Uig Lodge, whether to fish for mackerel, pollock etc, wildlife watching or for exploring the coastline and lagoons, all weather permitting. Recent catches of over 100 salmon, 50 sea trout & 400 brown trout make the Fhorsa a tremendous all-round fishery complimented by a lodge in a fabulous setting.

Contact Details

Email: Uig Lodge

Phone: 01851 672 396

Website: Uig Lodge


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