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An evening cast on the Grimersta First Stream....

 

A typical Grimersta summer Grilse....

 

Upstream from the Battery Pool....

 

Grimersta Loch Faoghail Chiorabhal with the Harris hills to the south....

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General Information 2019

ADDRESS AND TELEPHONE

Grimersta Lodge, Grimersta, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS2 9EJ

Estate Office: 01851 621 358.  Grimersta Lodge: 01851 621 262 (incoming only)

Contacts:

For Main Season fishing reservations, or for Company Secretary, contact:
Simon Scott, Factor: factor@grimersta.com

For Pre-Season fishing day tickets and shooting and stalking enquiries, contact:
Jason Laing, Estate Manager: estate@grimersta.com

For Grimersta Lodge & Estate Office enquiries contact:
Christina Macdonald, General Manager: lodge@grimersta.com

Website: www.grimersta.com

ACCOMMODATION

The lodge has 15 bedrooms, a combination of single, twin and double rooms. 11 rooms are en-suite and there are two further bathrooms, one with shower.

There are two Sitting Rooms, one with a TV. There is an excellent Drying Room.

CELLAR

An excellent cellar of wines, spirits and beers are available in the Lodge. These should be ordered from Christina upon arrival or from the Housekeepers as required.

Guests usually choose to share the cost of wines at dinner. By tradition ghillies are entitled to a bottle of beer a day, which will be included in the bill.

CHANGEOVER NIGHT

Changeover night on a Wednesday is a Grimersta tradition. With both outgoing and incoming parties in the lodge it can be fairly full. Incoming guests have priority and therefore it may occasionally be necessary to move rooms on this night. If there are likely to be more than eight guests in your party please discuss arrangements with Christina.

DINING

Breakfast: 8.30 am.  Afternoon Tea: 5.45 pm.  Dinner: 7.45 pm. (Sundays, Breakfast: 9.30 am, Lunch: 1.00 pm, or by arrangement).

A gong will be sounded prior to meals and it is requested that guests be punctual. A jacket and tie are required for dinner.

Please note that there is a set menu. If you have any specific allergies please inform Christina prior to arrival.

After dinner, the Dining Room should be vacated reasonably promptly to allow staff to complete their duties. Coffee is served in the Sitting Room.

Early morning tea, drinks, and picnic lunches are ordered from Christina or the Housekeepers upon arrival.

DOGS

Dogs are welcome on the Estate subject to prior arrangement with Jason. Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Lodge. We have limited kennelling and dogs are expected to sleep in cars.

FISHING RULES

The Grimersta Fishing and General Rules (2019) are shown on the website and in the Writing Room.

Gyrodactylus salaris

Please ensure that you complete and sign the Gyrodactylus salaris declaration and return it to the Estate Office. It is estate policy that no one may fish until a declaration has been received.

INTERNET AND MOBILE

Reasonable Internet access is available in the Lodge. There is mobile ‘phone network coverage across the island.

LAUNDRY AND TOWELS

Laundry facilities are limited and we cannot undertake personal laundry. Please ensure you have sufficient clothing for the duration of your stay. If you require fresh towels please leave in the bath or shower and they will be replaced.

RETAINED SALMON

We will arrange for any retained fish to be frozen, packed, and labelled prior to departure.

SAFETY

Life jackets are provided and Rods must wear life jackets when in a boat. We also strongly advise the use of suitable eye protection.

SMOKING

Please note that smoking is not permitted in the lodge, estate buildings or vehicles.

TACKLE

The Estate maintains a supply of tackle including complete rod outfits, flies and nylon. We also stock midge nets, insect repellent etc. These items can be ordered from your ghillie or in advance through the Estate Office.

TRANSPORT

Local Car Hire firms include:

Car Hire Hebrides: Tel 01851 706 500. Email bookings@carhire-hebrides.co.uk

Mackinnon Self Drive: Tel 01851 702 984. Email info@mackinnoncarhire.co.uk

Stornoway Car Hire: Tel 01851 702 658. Email info@stornowayvarhire.co.uk

If requested guests can be collected from the airport or ferry.

Please ensure that the Arrival Arrangements Proforma is completed and returned to the Estate Office.

Travel Insurance. We strongly recommend that guests insure against holiday cancellation and have suitable travel insurance.

 

DIRECTIONS TO GRIMERSTA

Travelling from Stornoway: Journey time: from Stornoway allow 30 minutes; from airport allow 45 minutes.

Map Sheet 8 Stornoway & North Lewis
Map Sheet 13 West Lewis & North Harris
Grimersta Lodge GR NB 218303

From both airport and ferry follow signs for Tarbert.

Take the A859 south for approx. 11km. to Liurbost (Leurbost), school on left, petrol station on right.

Turn right (signpost for Gearraidh na h-Aibhne, Uig and Bernera).

12km to Gearraidh na h-Aibhne (Garynahine)

Turn left (signpost for Uig and Bernera) over River Blackwater, round series of bends at head of sea loch and over River Grimersta.

Turn right (signpost Linsiadar)

Do not follow road round to left (to Linsiadar) but keep right and then turn left through gates before the old bridge.

Grimersta Gatehouse on left, gravelled lodge road for 0.5km to Grimersta Lodge

 

Travelling from Tarbert: Journey time: allow 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Map Sheet 14 Tarbert & Loch Seaforth
Map Sheet 13 West Lewis & North Harris
Grimersta Lodge GR NB 218303

From ferry take B859 north to Leurbost.

Turn left (signpost for Gearraidh na h-Aibhne, Uig and Bernera).

12km to Gearraidh na h-Aibhne (Garynahine)

Turn left (signpost for Uig and Bernera) over River Blackwater, round series of bends at head of sea loch and over River Grimersta.

Turn right (signpost Linsiadar)

Do not follow road round to left (to Linsiadar) but keep right and then turn left through gates before the old bridge.

Grimersta Gatehouse on left, gravelled lodge road for .5km to Grimersta Lodge.

 

Caution! Please drive with great care on the Lodge Road. Gun Dogs & Terriers at large!

 

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