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Sleeps - 18
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Mixed sporting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Beach · Boats · Golf · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered
Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is in a stunning location overlooking the sea, enjoying wonderful views to South Harris and the islands beyond.
Amhuinnsuidhe is world renowned for its salmon and sea trout fishing and a team of five ghillies for 10 rods are dedicated to the castle guests during the fishing weeks. Red deer stalking is also available as well as a chance of walked-up grouse.
The castle is let on a fully catered basis for up to 18/20 guests with all bedrooms ensuite, except one which has a private bathroom. Local produce, including venison from the estate and fresh seafood in season, will be available. Wild walked-up shooting can be arranged in the autumn and winter. The nearby Scarista 9 hole golf course, overlooking the Atlantic, is definitely one to play!
Mixed Sport Weeks Several mixed rod weeks are available each year in the castle. An ideal opportunity for individuals and couples to experience the magic of Amhuinnsuidhe. 50% off fishing tariff and 25% off accommodation. Tuition available.
Amhuinnsuidhe offers fantastic sea trout and salmon fishing on their famous estate lochs. Traditional loch style fishing for up to 10/12 rods from the five/six estate boats. Stalking and rough shooting is also available on the estate. The castle is a wonderful location for a special family gathering or celebration.
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– P.Glenser, Norfolk
The Castle has very comfortable accommodation in 12 individually designed rooms, which is taken on a fully staffed and catered basis to include all meals.
The dining room and drawing room enjoy wonderful panoramic views across the sea, and you can watch salmon jumping in the sea before they make their journey up the Castle River into the main system.
The emphasis being on fresh local produce, which can include lobster, scallops, prawns, as well as game and venison from the estate.
All prices are inclusive of VAT and include the following:
Full Scottish breakfast Light lunch/picnic Afternoon tea Four-course dinner Tea and coffee Use of Estate minibus, Estate launch, and transfers from Stornoway Airport
Fishing The quality of the sea trout and salmon fishing at Amhuinnsuidhe is unsurpassed. There are six separate fresh water loch and river systems of which Loch Voshimid is the most famous and all in remote and beautiful surroundings. If you are lucky you will see golden eagles.
The majority of the fishing is done ‘Hebridean style’ from a boat, except when when the rivers are in spate. There are six resident ghillies or stalkers to look after guests and their company and knowledge are a major factor in the enjoyment of the day. Fishing is by fly only and ‘dapping’, given the right water conditions, can be most effective.
The big sea trout start to run in June, with the salmon a week or two later. Weights are comparable with those found in similar waters in Scotland and Ireland, while the numbers are generally higher. The sea trout average one to eight pounds, with salmon averaging five to eight pounds although, increasingly, salmon of up to fifteen pounds are being caught.
The heaviest recorded salmon taken from Amhuinnsuidhe Loch is 18.75lbs and the heaviest sea trout 11lbs.
Weather and availability of staff permitting, excellent sea fishing is also available to those staying at the Castle. A launch is available for this purpose as well as sea trips and visits to nearby islands and beaches.
Stalking Red Deer stalking is available in September and October. Amhuinnsuidhe can normally accommodate two rifles going to the hill at any one time.
The remoteness and grandeur of the North Harris Deer Forest provides some of the finest red deer stalking in Scotland. While average deer weights and head sizes are lower and smaller than those found on the mainland, the sheer variety and challenge of the sport is not to exceeded anywhere.
The scenery is spectacular in the extreme, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and interspersed by deep glens, craggy summits, steep braes, hanging corries and numerous hill lochs and burns, all of which combine to provide ideal country in which to stalk.
Shooting Walked-up grouse and rough shooting for snipe and woodcock can be arranged. For the more adventurous, we can offer guests an exciting shooting package with a ghillie, staying out in one of the estate bothy’s. Bring your dog and shoot over wild, remote and beautiful terrain for snipe and woodcock.
Come and enjoy this wonderful part of the world!
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