The machair fishing is co-ordinated by a dedicated fishery manager, John Steele, who manages the allocation of the lochs and boats to visiting anglers, whilst all bookings are taken through the South Uist Estate Office (Stòras Uibhist). Fishing on these lochs (boat and bank) is limited to those with a specific permit for each loch and bank fishing without the permit is not allowed.

Fishing permits for the hill lochs and sea pools are sold by three South Uist Angling Club agents, as well as through Stòras Uibhist. An additional permit for use of a South Uist Angling Club boat can be purchased in advance from Stòras Uibhist.