Reasort Estates

Morsgail Estate
Fishing and Field Sports

Enjoy outstanding salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing with our experienced ghillies, set amidst some of the most astonishing and beautiful wilderness in the world. Excellent fishing is available on the loch just by Morsgail Lodge, and further afield for the more adventurous. Morsgail Estate is located at the head of the famous Grimersta System.

The estate also offers excellent field sports, with opportunities to enjoy superb walked-up grouse and wildfowl shooting. Morsgail Estate is also home to many of the finest stags on the islands, enabling guests to attempt a Morsgail Macnab on challenging and physically testing stalking terrain.

Morsgail Estate offers exciting and secluded salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on both river and loch, with a breathtaking mountainous backdrop.

Fishing

Morsgail Estate offers exciting and secluded salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing on both river and loch, with a breathtaking mountainous backdrop. The fishing is principally on the Morsgail Loch, using two boats with outboards, and on the upper and lower rivers, which are easily accessible on foot from the lodge – making it easy to go out for a cast before breakfast or after supper. The lower river in particular has some beautiful pools.

There is also exhilarating fishing in the Ceann Loch Rèasort estuary, particularly in late June and early July, and the estate offers a further boat on Loch Langavat. These latter three areas can only be accessed on foot and involve a three- to four-mile walk, but are worth every step.

This is one of the few land-locked estates on Lewis, and it’s surrounded by other great estates that constantly feed game into Morsgail Estate. The estate is particularly celebrated for its prolific salmon river and renowned stag forest.

Morsgail Estate offers outstanding shooting including grouse, wild fowling, snipe, duck, monarch stags.

Field sports

The estate’s outstanding shooting includes thrilling walked-up grouse over a pointer, roaming across rugged sporting terrain from late August. Guests are welcome to bring their own dogs, which stay in kennels outside the lodge.

Wildfowling is available from September until January.

The diminutive yet speedy snipe and duck, scattered throughout the moorland’s wet areas, are also available as sport, and duck shooting can be particularly exhilarating in the evenings when the winds are high.

On Morsgail Estate, the hills of Rapaire, Griosamul, Beinn a Bhoth and Scalabhal are home to many of the finest stags on the islands, and indeed Scotland. Careful conservation and management by the estate and its neighbours ensures that whether stalking with a rifle or camera, there is an excellent chance of seeing a mighty monarch of the hill (although only those with a camera will be allowed to take aim at this royalty).

The stags here are wily and wary; not too many, not too few. And the terrain to reach them is challenging and physically testing in a remote, unspoilt wilderness, while sea and golden eagles circle overhead and the Atlantic crashes to the west. Despatch will test the stalker’s every faculty: eyesight, approach strategy, stealth, patience, composure and marksmanship. You will experience all these elements on a Morsgail Estate stalk, set amidst some of the most astonishing and beautiful wilderness in the UK.

Pool Guide

Find out more about our fishing beats on the map, with further information on each below.

    Estate rules

    At Rèasort Estates we aim to encourage young, big and healthy fish.

    fishing & tackle guide

    There are five resident ghillies to look after guests and their company.

    Estate rules

    At Rèasort Estates we aim to encourage young, big and healthy fish.

    fishing & tackle guide

    There are five resident ghillies to look after guests and their company.

    Macnab Challenge at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle

    The modern Macnab Challenge: bagging a salmon, stag, and brace of grouse within one day between dawn and dusk, is derived from Buchan’s tale. It is a thrilling test of sporting skill (with a dash of luck thrown in).