South Uist Angling Club

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South Uist Angling Club (SUAC)

The South Uist Angling Club has unique fly fishing opportunities on hundreds of varied lochs, lochans and sea pools on South Uist & Benbecula. South Uist Estates (Storas Uibhist) controls all the fishing on South Uist and Benbecula and reserves the fishing on around two dozen lochs. All the other hundreds of lochs along with the seapools are available via the South Uist Angling Club.

The club has 20 boats situated throughout the area from the North of Benbecula to the South of South Uist along with almost endless bank fishing. You can take your pick from unique shell sand machair lochs on the west side which create the perfect growing conditions for wild brown trout, or from the peaty lochs of the east side where the trout grow more slowly but may never see an angler from one year to the next.

Fish famous lochs such as East Bee or Loch Druidibeg for fantastic quality wild brown trout and sea trout. Fish a machair loch for stunning brown trout within sound of the Atlantic breakers. Try fishing the tidal pools of the “Fords” for sea-liced sea trout, or walk miles into the hills and moors for perfect solitude, birdlife and prolific trout lochs around every corner.

Club membership is reserved for full time residents of Uist (i.e. Berneray to Eriskay) but day and weekly visitor permits for bank and boat fishing are available locally, by phone and via the internet. Visitor permits are free for juniors (under 18). Please see our website:  South Uist Angling Club for up-to-date information on fees and where visitor permits can be purchased.

Visitors who have valid SUAC permits are allowed to fish all the Club waters including on Sundays. (Brown trout only on Sundays). Once in possession of a permit, bank fishing on any of the Club’s waters does not need to be pre-booked, but Club boats must be booked in advance.

Tickets and Contact Details

Prices and purchase locations for Day and weekly visitor permits for bank and boat fishing can be viewed at: South Uist Angling Club – Visitor Permits

Email: Secretary South Uist Angling Club

Website: South Uist Angling Club

Facebook: South Uist Angling Club


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