BBC Countryfile visits the Hebrides

The Countryfile team heads north to experience winter on the Hebridean island of North Uist in their Winter Special.  Also known as The Western Isles, this string of beautiful but remote islands lies off the west coast of Scotland, only accessed by air or sea. The Countryfile team journeys to an area known as the ‘Uists’.

Connected by causeways, these small islands – each with its own character – have an overall population of around 5000 people.

Despite the unusually freezing conditions, the Countryfile presenters are met with the warmest of greetings from this close-knit community, whose traditions and values have created a haven for the flora and fauna of this stunning landscape.

For anglers interested in fishing The Hebrides, the wild, freshwater species to be found in the Outer Hebrides are: salmon, sea trout, brown trout, Arctic char and ferox trout. Salmon of over 20lb are occasionally caught with fish in the high teens caught each season. Brown trout are typically around 1/2lb to 3/4lb with frequent fish of 2lb to 5lb caught.

The Fishpal site provides you with a wealth of information about the Hebrides from Where to Fish and When to Fish. FishHebrides is managed by Hebridean local Donnie Maciver

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