Calling all fishermen and fisherwomen! Come along to The Grimersta Estate on the Isle of Lewis and get ready for a great day of salmon fishing! After a long day of fishing in the tough conditions of the area, visitors can come back to the lodge and relax after netting their biggest catches! Come along on your next visit to the Isle of Lewis and find out what makes this fishery so popular!

Why should I go salmon fishing at Grimersta?

The Grimersta River on the western coast of the Isle of Lewis in Scotland's Outer Hebrides is often noticed as one of the best and most prolific small salmon fishing locations in Europe! The salmon species found at Grimersta are rich in density and in no shortage for catching!

The salmon, grilse, and sea trout species enter the system at the end of May. The best time of year for fishing here is usually in mid-July but fresh fish can appear at the fishery until the end of the season on the 15th of October. There is also an abundance of wild trout for fishing found in Lochs in the area and a great team of ghillies including qualified fishing instructors! The lodge at Grimersta was created in 1861 and stands on the shore of East Loch Roag, the Atlantic Loch which the Grimersta River flows into. While the fish are running, guests of the lodge can sit back and enjoy the glorious views of shoals of salmon and grilse preparing to make their way into the river.

  • Life jackets for boat trips provided by the ghillies
  • Suitable eye protection is recommended for safety reasons
  • Information on tackle and other pieces of fishing equipment can be found by asking a member of the team
  • Instruction is available for those who need it