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:
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
Please note – The majority of SUAC boats are Green except for East Bee and Dun Na Cille
Wheelchair Accessible Wheelyboat
Working in consultation with Loch Duart Salmon, The Wheelyboat Trust and North Uist Angling Club, SUAC has purchased a 50% share (swop location each year) in a brand new purpose built, disabled friendly, fishing boat. The boat is available on Loch East Ollay for the 2022 season; this will allow wheelchair users to fish for predominantly Brown and Sea trout but with the chance of a Salmon. The Elizabeth MacDonald-Buchanan, as she has been christened, is a 16ft Coulam boat which accommodates one wheelchair user plus one other angler and a ghillie. It comes with its own electric motor and is a very nice spacious boat to fish from.
Anyone wishing to use this boat must pre-book well in advance with Sheena Macmillan and contact Gary Bateman who holds the engine/batteries and can arrange a ghillie for you if required.
BOAT LOCATION MAP
L. a Chlachain
L. a Chlachain
Loch Duin Mhoir , West Gerenish
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 firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 or broken oars should be reported immediately to the Booking Agent, Stòras Uibhist. Tel. 01878 700101 or Gary Bateman, the club boat officer, on 07525050891 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.
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.