Boats & Where to Fish

South Uist Angling Club – Boat Map & Where to fish

South Uist Angling Club – Boat Map & Where to fish. The following shows the areas that SUAC members are entitled to fish.

BENBECULA: All lochs, except Loch Dun Mhurchaidh.

NORTH FORD SEA POOLS: South Bank only

SOUTH FORD SEA POOLS: North and South Banks

IN SOUTH UIST: All lochs Except the Following:

Stòras Uibhist Waters available to Members & Visitors ONLY by Arrangement. Note all Storas boats are Grey
Loch Name Grid Ref Loch Name Grid Ref
Grogarry 763395 Castle 765372
Stilligarry 758384 School House 764366
Ali’s Loch 768352 Howmore River 755363
Altabrug 751354 Roag 756357
West Ollay 745324 Upper Roag 792353
Mid Ollay 760313 Lower Kildonan 735276
Bornish 731296 Fada 754348
Upper Bornish 745295 Bharp 780210
Upper Kildonan 735277 Crocabhat 759227
Mill 744272 Coragrimsaig 796224
Sgairbh 731267 Stulabhal 795224
Hallan 740219 Snigiscleit 297250

Please note – all Stòras Uibhist boats are Grey -To book Estate boats please ring +44 (0)1878 700101 or click here for further information.

SUAC BOAT LOCATIONS

A valid SUAC permit and booking is required to use any of the below club boats – Permit prices are listed here
No Boat Location Grid Ref Area
1 North Olabhat 806546 Uachdar
2 West Olabhat 806546 Uachdar
3 East Olabhat 802508 Torlum
4 L Langabhat 845482 Kilerivagh
5 Caslub (Waiting for repair) Tbc Tbc
6 East Bee 783432 West Gerinish
7 West Bi 782430 W Gerinish
8 An Duin Mhoir 778417 W Gerinish
9 Druidibeg 795385 Drimsdale
10 Frazers 770355 Howmore
11 Toronish  736307 Bornish
12 Eilean an Stoir Tbc Tbc
13 Bayhead  764304 Bornish
14 A Chlachain 756296 Bornish
15 Dun na Cille 742192 Kilpheder

Please note – all SUAC boats are Green 

BOAT LOCATION MAP

East Bee

East Bee

Dun na Cille

Dun na Cille

 

 

Loch Druidibeg

Loch Druidibeg

North Olabhat

North Olabhat

East Olabhat

East Olabhat

West Olabhat

West Olabhat

L. a Chlachain

L. a Chlachain

West Bee

West Bee

Toronish

Toronish

Langavat

Loch Langavat

Duin Mhoir

Loch Duin Mhoir , West Gerenish

Frazers

Frazers

BOOKING OF BOATS

If you wish to book a boat, please visit or contact Stòras Uibhist, Oifis Stòras, Daliburgh, South Uist. HS8 5SS (01878 700 101) or fishing@storasuibhist.com). Bookings can be made in advance from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm: Monday to Friday. When the Stòras Uibhist office is closed, as on Saturdays and Sunday, boat bookings can be made in advance on Friday. Anglers will be limited to the advanced booking of one day’s boat fishing per loch per week. This will not apply to any bookings made within 48 hours of the proposed boat use.
Club Members must quote their membership number when making a booking. Similarly, visitors must quote their boat permit number. Members can contact Stòras Uibhist, ( 01878 700 101) for availability of hill loch boats (free to members). When booking a boat, anglers should be aware that SUAC policy prohibits the occupation of a boat by more than three persons at any time.

DAMAGE TO BOATS

Any damage to boats should be reported as soon as possible to the Booking Agent, Stòras Uibhist. ( 01878 700 101) Any damage arising from misuse of the boat, or failure to secure it properly after use, may result in a claim being lodged by the Club against the persons responsible. Each season, a number of our boats are damaged, often extensively, as a result of not being properly secured or pulled high enough out of the water.

CARE OF BOATS

After use, please return the boat to the correct location, irrespective of where it may have been found: also, please pull the boat well clear of the water and secure it to the mooring post. (Some lochs may rise or fall significantly as a result of tides or rainfall). Please leave the boat in a clean and tidy condition and store the oars safely and securely under a boat seat.

SAFETY IN BOATS 

WARNING Many accidental drownings occur due to a number of factors including:

  • lack of a life jacket,
  • disregard or misjudgement of the conditions,
  • failure to follow good boating practice,
  • lack of supervision, especially of the young,
  • inability to cope once a problem occurs.

LIFE JACKETS

All persons using the South Uist Angling Club’s boats are required to:

WEAR A LIFE JACKET

 A life jacket is a personal safety device which, when fully inflated, will provide sufficient buoyancy to turn and support even an unconscious person face upwards within five seconds.  It will support the person’s head, with the mouth and nose well clear of the water.  Please note SUAC no longer provide life jackets.

OTHER SAFETY ADVICE

  • Don’t stand up in the boat. It is not only potentially dangerous: it is likely to scare the fish.
  • Ensure that you take a baler with you in the boat.
  • Don’t under-estimate the elements: if in doubt, don’t go out.
  • Carefully supervise and give good example to the young.
  • Don’t panic if a problem arises: calmly make for the shore.
  • Report to us any dangerous occurrence or incident.

CHECK BOATS BEFORE USE

Boats are used entirely at the user’s risk. The Club accepts no responsibility for any accident or loss arising from the use of a Club boat, nor can the Club guarantee the condition of any boat. Persons using boats should ensure that the boat is in a “seaworthy” condition prior to use. Any shortcomings, or damage, should be reported as soon as possible, to the Chairman, Booking Agent or other Club Officials.