Loch of Kirbister
Loch of Kirbister

Mainland, Orkney

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About this water

Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: HY 36792 07918
Latitude: 58.9537898
Longitude: -3.1004283

Kirbister is full of free rising trout, which tend to be of a smaller average size than most other Orkney lochs. This could be likened more to a highland hill loch and the successful flies would certainly compound this fact with big, bushy, surface disturbing patterns being the order of the day.
It is regarded as a splendid loch for those new to the sport and is very popular with junior anglers due to the fact that the trout are so responsive in even the most unsuitable conditions. Wading is easy and large baskets can be taken from the first day of the season to the last.

Water map

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