SPIRIT OF OUTER HEBRIDES WILD FIELDSPORTS
The isle of lewis is a Land of dramatic and varied landscapes,spectacular beaches and soaring cliffs,rich with flora and fauna,wildlife and birdlife.it is one of the last truly natural and unspoilt places left in Europe.
Shooting over pointers
To hunt grouse and woodcock with pointers is on the bucket list of the true sporstman and on Lewis that dream is reality.To be on the moors with English pointers , watching the dogs drawning onto a grouse and pointing just before being given the command to flush is one of a true memorable sporting moment. .
The jewel in the crown at Garynahine is the exceptional driven woodcock shooting. This unique shooting is offered on a very limited basis for parties of 10 guns from November to January each year.
red deer stalking
Limited Red Deer stalking is run on the estates .Altought slightly smaller on average than their mainland cousins,the island population of Red Deer has remained pure due to no other species of Deer having been introduced to the islands .
Salmon and trout Fishing
Blackwater River ,Garynahine
The fishing includes almost the whole of the Lewis Blackwater river system, and the salmon fishing has improved dramatically during the last fifteen years. The river is at its best after rain but provided there is a wind it can fished at any height. In periods of low water terrific numbers of fish can build up in the sea pool and sport can be hectic. Loch fishing for salmon is also available and there are also over 40 trout lochs on the estate.
Sport on the estates includes salmon and trout fishing ,snipe,grouse and woodcock shooting and deer stalking -giving the all round sportsman the chance of bagging the legendary Macnab
The Legendary mac Nab Challenge
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).
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Grouse shooting over english pointers
Grouse shooting is run over engish pointers in the traditional manner ,with olny 2 guns to the point at any one time
Outer Hebrides are one of the few remaining places left where the king of the bird game could be hunted over pointers .
Grouse shooting commences 12th August troughout UK and end 10th Dec. but due to later breeding season on Lewis we do not start shooting until end August
IntFTCH Minerva " neave" Morness kennels