a stunning loch

Loch of Hundland

managed by Orkney Trout Fishing Association

High alkalinity Very shallow Moderate shoreline complexity Low elevation Large


Hundland provides the main catchment area for water supplied to Boardhouse and is as such regarded as its sister loch with wide similarities. The water is peat stained to a degree and the loch abounds with hidden skerries, which can be difficult to spot, so caution is advised. The general shallow depth makes it very affected by fishing pressure with a
reduce the chances of some good sport. For a brown water loch, Hundland can at times fish very well in bright sunshine, something to bear in mind if sport is slow elsewhere. Wading the skerries can be productive but it is best tackled from a boat. Tactics for Hundland are much akin to Boardhouse with the floating lines being the first line of attack, prolific weed growth all but rules out sinking lines. Flies tend to be of a more traditional nature due to the fish responding to wind blown terrestrials like cowdungs and daddies.

Boat Hire: Jim Sinclair, telephone 01856 771257

More information about fishing the Orkney Lochs can be found on the Association’s website

  • Mainland, Orkney
  • Lake
  • Brown trout



Permission & Tickets

Membership of the OTFA is the most active way for the individual angler to support the essential work of conservation and preservation of the trout fishing in Orkney.
For a nominal sum of money, local and visiting anglers may use all the facilities of the association and also ensure the future of some of the best wild trout fishing available.

More information about becoming a member can be found on the association website

Waters nearby

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Loch of Swannay

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