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Trout Fishing on North Uist, Scotland

A glance at the map below will show that there is probably more water than land in North Uist, all of it offering the possibility of some excellent trout fishing, particularly on the famous Machair lochs on the western fringe. Many excellent trout fishing lochs are available to visiting anglers through the North Uist Angling Association, while the lochs on Benbecula are managed by the South Uist Angling Club.

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O. S. Map number. 

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North Uist and Benbecula - Fishing Maps

Fishing Map North Uist

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North Uist and Benbecula Trout Fishing Lochs

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs on North Uist with location maps

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