Garynahine and barvas estates,our sister estates in outer hebrides
Garynahine estate is situated in a superb setting on the west coast of Lewis,close to the shores of Loch Roag,opening on to the Atlantic Ocean.It is a wonderful all-round Hebridean sporting estate with a mix of sporting opportunities troughout both the summer and winter seasons. The estate extends to about 11500 Acres of moorlands and 500 acres of conifer plantations. It is located within easy reach of Stornoway and in the right conditions offers exceptional summer salmon and trout fishing, walked up grouse and snipe, and very special winter woodcock shooting
Sport on the estate includes Salmon ,grouse and deer stalking , giving the all round sporstman the chance of bagging the legendary Macnab.
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 up to 10 guns from November to January each year. 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 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.
Barvas Estate is something of a rarity offering exciting wild sport for nearly ten months of the year.In spring and summer there is wonderful salmon and trout fishing ; in autumn the grouses over pointers ,snipe, wildfowl provinding exciting sport and there is the opportunity to venture to the hills for stags stalking and woodcock shooting
Barvas estate extend approximately 34200 acres of moorland providing consistent grouse shooting over pointers.
Barvas had a long reputation for offering in the past some of the most prolific and exciting snipe shooting and migrating woodcock ariving from late autumn trought the winter offer testing sport among sheltered cover along the foot of the hills .The hill ground is an excellent habitat for red deer and with the unspoiled varying terrain and breath taking views it provides stimulting stalking country.
The Barvas river is the most prolific one on the estate with august and september offering the best sport .In the earlier months of the season fishing is generally confined to the loch Barvas which is most effectively fished from a boat .The loch Barvas extend to about 245 acres and is relatively shallow with some deeper pools. The Arnol river could provide as well some exciting sport .