We had a good season in 2016 ending up with 86 salmon, 13 stags and 155 brace of grouse.
Vacancies for 2017 season
We have the following vacancies left for 2017 which all provide excellent exclusive sport on Soval Estate on the Isle of Lewis, in very comfortable surroundings of the wonderfully located Soval Lodge.
Salmon fishing and stalking 22-29 July
A lovely week to fish for fresh salmon and sea trout. Stalking can also be included. £950 per person, for minimum of 5 rods to include all fishing, exclusive board and lodging in Soval Lodge.
Driven and walked up woodcock shooting
Dec 17, Jan 18. Either 2 driven days available or 3 days walked up woodcock combined with 2 driven days, all for 6 guns. Prices from £1,500 per person to include shooting and full board
Guests for any of these weeks would have exclusive use of the lodge and whole estate. They would be expected to provide their own alcohol during the week and tips for staff.
All of our grouse shooting is walked up over pointers. We have shooting over 75,000 acres and shoot all of the moor once. The 2016 season was highly successful and followed on from the two previous excellent seasons.
Our website www.sovalestate.co.uk provides around 50 photographs of the Lodge and the sport available. The fishing consists of some lovely fly only salmon fishing on the whole of the Laxay River and Loch Valtos and the three pools between the sea and Loch Valtos. We then have three boats on Loch Valtos itself. The river carries on up from Loch Valtos for another two miles with 8 named pools, to Loch Trealaval. In addition to this we have a boat on Loch Langavat which is the top end of the famous Grimersta system.
All the trout fishing at Soval is for wild brown trout and is available in up to 100 trout Lochs with boats on the best six. It is available from April until late September and often involves fishing in Lochs which are rarely fished.
Sea fishing and boat trips
We organise some wonderful boat trips out to sea where it is normal to spot, amongst other things, dolphins, porpoises and whales as well as fishing for the large number of sea fish available.
We can include a good day’s stalking which often involved going in by boat and stalking is some wonderfully wild parts on the West side of the Island with lovely views out to sea. All our stalking is with our own stalker Tim, on the 50,000 acres of Hamanaway and is charged at £340 per successful stag shot.
Staff and Lodge:
Guests are looked after by our Head Keeper Michael Mackenzie along with two ghillies, Murdo and Tim. An Agacat is available to help guests. Guests would stay in Soval Lodge which is located in a lovely position overlooking Loch Erisort and the Harris Hills beyond. The Lodge sits on its own 500 acre farm one mile off the main road so it is in an unspoilt location. The Lodge consists of 7 double bedrooms- three with king size beds, a large sitting room, conservatory and dining room all of which enjoy panoramic views over the sea loch. Guests would be looked after by our Housekeeper and her team of girls who provide a cooked breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and three course dinner. We serve fresh lobster one night a week.
Our average bags for the last five years is 89 salmon, 101 sea trout, 1165 brown trout, 12 stags, 150 brace grouse, 10 brace snipe and 212 woodcock.
Our changeover time is lunchtime on Saturday, so incoming guests can enjoy the sport on a Saturday afternoon and the outgoing guests the sport on the Saturday morning.
If you would like to take a hold on a particular week while you put a party together then
please make your enquiry to:
Mob: 07870 675342