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Water Sports

Surrounded by a beautiful pristine coastline, the island is popular for wild swimming, surfing, snorkelling and paddle-boarding. With all watersports it is important to be aware of local conditions. Expert tuition as well as equipment hire can be accessed through local companies such as and

Trout fishing in Bragar and Arnol

trout fishing Isle of Lewis

The trout fishing season opens on 15th March and closes on 6th October - to get trout in good condition you will have to wait until the middle of April. There is a wide variety of lochs in our area, and most of them are within easy to moderate walking distance of Grinneabhat. If you are confident with moor walking you could very well be fishing a loch which has not been fished for years. The size of trout - who knows?

Our favourite lochs are: Loch Bhruthadail (Grid reference 315461 ) the trout here are six to eight-ounce. The north-west shore where a burn runs into the loch is a good place to fish.  Loch an Dùna (Grid reference 283471) the best area is the south shore, average trout are around ten ounces, but there are bigger ones. Loch Òrdais (Grid reference 282486) - this is an early loch to fish because of the growth of weeds in June. The trout are big and few but very good quality. Tight lines!! 

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