The Shetland Anglers Association was formed in 1920 and has, over the years, done much to protect and improve the fishing, both for brown trout and sea trout. It owns certain fishing outright and rents or has permission to fish on most of the other mainland waters. Since 1995 the Association has been pursuing a comprehensive stocking programme of both sea trout and brown trout, principally in waters on the mainland and Yell, aided by grants from the Shetland Islands Council, Shetland Enterprise, Shetland Community Councils and also European funds. All these fish have been reared in Shetland and it is hoped that the increase in numbers of fish in the lochs and burns which have been stocked will continue and we can look forward to a bright future for angling in Shetland.
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