Hamanavay is situated on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the Western Isles of Scotland. The House is in a vast wilderness and overlooks an otherwise uninhabited sea loch. The Estate provides extensive salmon, sea trout and trout fishing, together with shooting and stalking over 50,000 acres in beautiful scenery.

Fishing 
The estate has the exclusive fishing rights on the Hamanavay and Red River Systems, both of which enjoy good runs of sea trout and salmon. There are 4 principle lochs; Craobhaig, Cro Criosdaig, Dibadale and Raonasgail.  The interconnecting rivers between the sea and the lochs can fish well in higher water.  The lochs are at their best with a strong warm wind, and are principally fished from boats.  In the early season and in low water conditions, fish can build up in numbers in the estuaries giving the rare opportunity to fish for salmon and sea trout in salt water.

Stalking and Shooting
The estate offers stalking and shooting in remarkable scenery.  Grouse are walked up over pointers.  Excellent snipe and woodcock shooting is available and the estate welcomes parties of guns in November, December and January when good mixed bags may be expected.

Mixed Weeks 
Weeks in September and October offer a rare combination of fishing, shooting and stalking allowing tenants to match their daily activities to the weather. The estate whilst not setting out to achieve the accolade, has provided a number of ‘McNabs’ to guests over the recent years. 

Rods
Single handed rods between 10 and 11 feet.

Lines
8 weight.  Floating lines are used in the river and sea pool, but it can be useful to have sinking (“poly tips”) in different sink speeds/length to vary the depth of the flies in the loch.

Flies

  • For the sea pool and river:  Typically small (12/14/16s) salmon flies, preferably doubles rather than trebles.  Ally shrimp, munro killer, cascade, willie gunn, blue charm, stoats tail/silver stoat etc.  Small tube flies are also good (nylon in 10-15lb).
  • For the loch:  One typically fishes 2 or 3 flies.  Either a salmon fly (as above) or a traditional seatrout pattern is normally fished on the tail and middle dropper.  A bushier pattern is generally fished on the top (“bob”) fly.  Traditional seatrout patterns include Kate McLaren, black Pennell, claret bumble, goat’s toe, teal blue and silver etc (all in trout fly sizes 10s and 12s).  Effective bob flies are blue zulu, black muddler and orange (nylon in 6-10lbs).

Polaroid glasses, midge repellent.

Waders are not essential but sometimes useful.

Accommodation is provided in the estate house at Hamanavay, which is in one of the most magical settings in Scotland at the head of a sea loch. The house has recently been extended and sleeps 8 in up to 4 bedrooms. There are breathtaking views from the drawing room, dining room and master bedroom.

A breakdown of the accommodation is as follows:- 

On the ground floor:

  • drawing room with open fire and seven floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • dining room with a collection of books on the Hebrides, board games and puzzles.
  • kitchen with gas oven.
  • large utility room/drying room with washer/dryer.
  • bathroom.
  • twin bedroom (or cook’s room in catered weeks).

Upstairs:

  • large master en-suite bedroom with dramatic views of the bay.
  • double bedroom.
  • twin bedroom.
  • bathroom.

Lettings are Saturday to Saturday

Call our team of sporting professionals direct on +44 (0)1738 451 600 or make an enquiry through our contact form.

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Uig & Hamanavay - Estate Info

Hamanavay is situated on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, in the Western Isles of Scotland. The House is in a vast wilderness and overlooks an otherwise uninhabited sea loch. The Estate provides extensive salmon, sea trout and trout fishing, together with shooting and stalking over 50,000 acres in beautiful scenery.

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