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Hi Folks,
"Senior management" and I are touring the Hebrides, south to north, for the first three weeks of September this year. Space is limited but I hope to take 1 fly rod, an 11ft bass rod which I can also use for spinning or float fishing, and a 20lb class boat rod, (possibly either a 30lb or 50lb too, depending on advice received).
Any thoughts please on marks, skippers, tackle shops, bait availability etc? I am a fairly fit 69 year old and sensibly cautious when it comes to rock venues, and usually pay more attention to the way back up rather than the way down.
Thanks in advance.
Regards, Paul, Herefordshire
 

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Hi Fredo,
Thanks for prompt response. Mix of B&B and s/c. Itinerary below. Fairly leisurely schedule. Management happy to do art while I fish.
3rd Sept: Ferry from Oban to Barra. Overnight on Barra.
4th Sept: Ferry from Barra to Eriskay. Explore Eriskay, drive to Benbecula.
4th-7th Sept: 3 nights on Benbecula.
7th-9th Sept: 2 nights on North Uist and Berneray.
9th Sept: Ferry from Berneray to Leverburgh.
9th-16th Sept: S/c cottage on Lewis.
16th Sept: Ferry from Stornaway to Ullapool.
Cheers, Paul
 

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There are a lot of fresh water lochs in Uist. There used to be good salmon fishing in Harris. When I was a kid I caught a lot of fish off the rocks in East Harris and a lot from boats. That was a long time ago though!
I suspect asking locals would give you good advice.
 

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For freshwater fishing contact Donnie Maciver of the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust for contacts and options for the whole Outer Hebrides. You are close to some decent freshwater fishing in Shawbost, but the weather (rain?) dictates where will be best.
There are plenty sea angling shore options on Lewis and Harris. Again, the weather and tide determines where and when. For affordable, good sea angling afloat, Shawbost is 10 minutes drive from where this boat is moored in the summer-
Best ask for advice the week you are travelling as none of us can predict the weather.
 

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Dalmore beach can throw up a Turbot or two
Sadly, surfer central in tourist season. Better to walk round to the west side of the (mouth of) the bay. Had good turbot, dabs and flounders there.Get the same fishing plus plaice to the west of Dalbeg. Easy walk and peace and quiet. Planty other options, and all wind, weather and swell dependant.
 

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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Will obviously ask around when we get there but I try not to leave anything to chance if possible.
"Fail to plan, plan to fail, " as a certain branch of HM Forces say around here. I will have the car with me so hopefully regardless of wind strength and direction there should be somewhere sheltered and fishable. Anyone any thoughts on rock marks, piers, jetties etc?
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Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. Will obviously ask around when we get there but I try not to leave anything to chance if possible.
"Fail to plan, plan to fail, " as a certain branch of HM Forces say around here. I will have the car with me so hopefully regardless of wind strength and direction there should be somewhere sheltered and fishable. Anyone any thoughts on rock marks, piers, jetties etc?
Cheers, Paul
Plenty, but ask the week before you get to Lewis (and Harris).
 

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Hi, I fished Nisabost Beach when touring with ma bro.
I belted out a flattie rig with mackie and beads and left it for 20 mins, turned round to the rod going mental! Was a 14ft beach caster, anyway I pulled in the fish, and to my utter amazement i had caught a 5lb samlon!!

Delicious 馃構

Apart from that I found finding marks difficult
 

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That would have been a sea trout.
Just as well you never met me or one of my colleagues when we were out looking about, when a cop was with us (very often). Whether I wanted to or not, you would have been nicked.
 

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That would have been a sea trout.
Just as well you never met me or one of my colleagues when we were out looking about, when a cop was with us (very often). Whether I wanted to or not, you would have been nicked.
For catching a trout on a flatfish rig? Or for keeping it?
 

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That would have been a sea trout.
Just as well you never met me or one of my colleagues when we were out looking about, when a cop was with us (very often). Whether I wanted to or not, you would have been nicked.
Nicked for catching a fish from the sea wtf man..that's why the world is the way it is with bellends like you Fred taking all the fun away from fishing..nicked for catching a fish away you go
 

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For catching a trout on a flatfish rig? Or for keeping it?
Being unlucky enough to be caught in possession after keeping it. There are a large number of warranted bailiffs employed during the salmon run that are keeping an eye on things, Watching at all hours, taking notes and talking with eachother. I was employed by the fisheries board, and with a cop present, the usual "eff off and behave" would not have been used. Catching sea trout when flattie fishing is unavoidable. I will defend the rights of sea anglers to fish anywhere they legally can, but not sea anglers taking the ****.
 
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