Shetland Anglers Association

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.

  • Shetland, Scotland
  • Lake
  • Arctic charr, Brown trout, and Sea trout

Contact

  • Alec Miller
  • 01595 696025
  • alec_miller@hotmail.com
  • shetlandtrout.co.uk
  • 6 Burns Lane, Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland

151 waters listed

Bays Water
Mainland, Shetland
1

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about 12 ounces with fish of more t...

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  • Brown trout
Beosetter Lochs
Bressay, Shetland
2

A group of four lochs at the north end of the island all of which have been stocked recently. The north loch (Mill Loch) holds trout of a 12oz aver...

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  • Brown trout
Birka Water
Mainland, Shetland
3

A long walk is required to reach these lochs and the scenery is spectacular but the fish are mostly about an 8 ounce average.

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  • Brown trout
Black Loch
Mainland, Shetland
4

Both Black Loch and Loch of Vatster were popular in the past for their run of sea trout and in an attempt to improve runs the Association has stock...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Brei Water
Mainland, Shetland
5

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Brei Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
6

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Burga Water
Mainland, Shetland
7

This is a large, deep loch with average sized loch trout and the two small lochs to the south east hold good numbers of 6oz brownies.

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  • Brown trout
Burga Water
Mainland, Shetland
8

A small, shallow water lying close to the road to Levaneap which has good quality trout of 10 ounces with some better fish of more than a pound.

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  • Brown trout
Clings Water
Mainland, Shetland
9

A large loch which was stocked with Loch Leven trout many years ago. Good quality brown trout which average 12oz with some of more than 2lbs.

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  • Brown trout
Clubbi Shuns
Mainland, Shetland
10

These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average. The trout in Roer Water are ...

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  • Brown trout
Croo Loch
Mainland, Shetland
11

Two small lochs to the north of Houlland which contain some good fish up to a couple of pounds and have been stocked by the SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Daney’s Loch
Mainland, Shetland
12

There are some large, good quality fish here but numbers are low and they are not easy to catch.

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  • Brown trout
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
13

A deep, dark water with deep water close to shore with good quality fish which average about 12oz.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
14

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies alongside the road and there i...

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  • Brown trout
East loch of Skaw
Whalsay, Shetland
15

A small, shallow loch lying beside the island’s golf course at the end of the Skaw road. The fish average 12 ounces and there are better fish up to...

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  • Brown trout
Eela Water
Mainland, Shetland
16

The west and south shores of this large, deep loch are most fished and the good quality brown trout average about 8 to 10 ounces. Care is needed wh...

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  • Brown trout
Flagnafield Water
Mainland, Shetland
17

A five minute walk from the A970 takes you to this clear water loch. There are a few weed patches and fish are of a good average but they can be do...

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  • Brown trout
Forse Water
Mainland, Shetland
18

This loch is a further 15 minutes walk north of Sand Water and holds a good stock of 4 to 12oz fish.

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  • Brown trout
Galta Water
Mainland, Shetland
19

A clear water loch where the trout average about 10oz with the odd better fish.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Glussdale Water
Mainland, Shetland
20

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s Loch has been Stocked by SAA.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Gluss Water
Mainland, Shetland
21

This large loch is shallow and clear with trout of good size. They average about 12 ounces but there are fish of more than three pounds and fish ca...

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  • Brown trout
Gossa Water
Mainland, Shetland
22

This large water is a short, easy walk from the B9071 and is a favourite with a number of local anglers. There are some shallow, rocky areas on the...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Gossa Water
Mainland, Shetland
23

A large loch which requires a bit of effort to reach. The easiest approach is to follow the burn up the hill from the Ayre of Atler until the burn ...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Grass Water
Mainland, Shetland
24

Had a run of sea trout in the past and the loch has good stocks of mainly small brownies. The small loch of Culeryin becomes very weedy and the b...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Heillia Water
Mainland, Shetland
25

The north section of the loch holds a good stock of small fish while the larger, deeper part holds fish of a 10 ounce average with some over a poun...

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  • Brown trout
Hevdadale Water
Mainland, Shetland
26

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

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  • Brown trout
Houlls Water
Mainland, Shetland
27

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about 12 ounces with fish of more t...

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  • Brown trout
Housa Water
Mainland, Shetland
28

A 15 minute walk south from the B9071 brings you to this dour, dark loch. A rocky shore makes wading unwise and the trout average about 10 ounces b...

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  • Brown trout
Hulma Water
Mainland, Shetland
29

This long narrow loch lies close to the A971 just a mile beyond Turdale Water. Known locally as Hulmalees, it has trout of a good average size wit...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Innescord Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
30

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Johnnie Mann’s Loch
Mainland, Shetland
31

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s Loch has been Stocked by SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Kirkhouse Water
Mainland, Shetland
32

Kirkhouse water and Loch of Collaste have good quality fish which average 12 ounces but fish of more than two pounds have been caught in both lochs...

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  • Brown trout
Lamba Water
Mainland, Shetland
33

This group of lochs lie up in the hills between Aith and Weisdale and would be a great day’s fishing for the angler who likes walking and solitude....

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Lang Clodie Loch
Mainland, Shetland
34

It’s fair work to Lang Clodie but its a good place to setup basecamp. Sitting in a valley on the sea cliffs it’ll give you cover from any north wes...

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  • Brown trout
Laxo Water
Mainland, Shetland
35

The loch lies to the north of Laxo and is reached by following the right hand branch of the burn northwards for about half a mile and this will bri...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Little Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
36

Both lochs contain fine silvery trout of 6 to 8 ounces with the occasional fish up to the pound.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Aithness
Mainland, Shetland
37

This is a deep loch with mainly small fish. Some weed in the north west corner late in the season.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Arg
Mainland, Shetland
38

A small, shallow loch which is little fished by local anglers. It holds mostly small fish but in recent years a few better fish have been caught.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Asta
Mainland, Shetland
39

Easy access from the single track road through the Tingwall Valley. Good quality trout of 10 ounce average with some over a pound. The loch lies ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Benston
Mainland, Shetland
40

Owned by the SAA, this is one of Shetland’s premier lochs and many large trout have been taken from this water over the years. They average more th...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Breckon
Mainland, Shetland
41

Loch of Breckon is one of two shallow lochs, the other being <a href="/fisheries/shetland-anglers-association/waters/west-loch">West Loch</a>; whic...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Brindister
Mainland, Shetland
42

A water scheme loch lying close to the main road and access is easy via the peat track. Close all gates and park considerately. A clear water loch...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Brough
Mainland, Shetland
43

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two pounds. Clear water and mostly...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Brough
Bressay, Shetland
44

This clear water loch is the local water supply and also holds some good fish to more than three pounds, though the average is about 12 ounces.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Burraland
Mainland, Shetland
45

A large, shallow loch with trout which average about 6 ounces. Becomes very weedy from mid-season. Used to get a good run of sea trout and the SAA ...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Cliff
Unst, Shetland
46

The longest loch in Shetland and in the past had many small brown trout, but installing fish cages in the loch has resulted in the native fish grow...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Clousta
Mainland, Shetland
47

A large loch with many fishy bays and islands. There is easy access to both ends of the loch and the SAA boat is kept in the parking place at the s...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Clumlie
Mainland, Shetland
48

This small loch lies a couple of miles to the east of Spiggie and is worth a few casts if you are in the area. Wading is difficult on a bottom of ...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Fladdabister
Mainland, Shetland
49

Lies about a mile south of Easter Quarff and is an easy ten minute walk east from the main Lerwick to Sumburgh road. Typical hill-loch trout which...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Flatpunds
Mainland, Shetland
50

A dark, rocky loch with small, dark trout which average about 8 ounces.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Flugarth
Mainland, Shetland
51

A large loch which contains mostly small brown trout.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Framgord
Mainland, Shetland
52

Both are small, shallow lochs of very clear water and hold good fish, particularly Gerdie, but both can be very dour. Stocked regularly by the SAA.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Freester
Mainland, Shetland
53

These two small and shallow lochs both hold trout of 8 to 12 ounces with some better fish of a pound or more. Both lochs become weedy from midsumme...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Funzie
Shetland, Scotland
54

Another loch with big fish characteristics. Small, shallow, with limited spawn and high alkalinity, it’s similar to <a href="/fisheries/shetland-an...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Gerdie
Mainland, Shetland
55

Both are small, shallow lochs of very clear water and hold good fish, particularly Gerdie, but both can be very dour. Stocked regularly by the SAA.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Girlsta
Mainland, Shetland
56

Named after Geirhild, a Norse princess who drowned in the loch about the year 870. It is the deepest and one of the largest of Shetland lochs an...

  • lake
  • Arctic charr and Brown trout
Loch of Grunnavoe
Mainland, Shetland
57

Lying close to the village of Walls this largish loch holds fish of 8 to 10 ounces with the odd larger fish occasionally showing up. The south shor...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Gruting
Mainland, Shetland
58

This small, shallow loch becomes very weedy as the season progresses and the brown trout are mostly small. It saw a good run of sea trout in the pa...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Haggrister
Mainland, Shetland
59

Easy access via a short track from the A970. This loch has produced some good fish of up to four pounds in the past but the average is about 10 oun...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Hollorin
Mainland, Shetland
60

Park in the small quarry beside the road above Newton and a short walk to the north west will bring you to the loch. The water is crystal clear a...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Houlland
Mainland, Shetland
61

A ten minute walk north from the lighthouse will bring you to this popular loch which also holds good quality fish of more than two pounds. Fish ca...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Houlland
Mainland, Shetland
62

Loch of Houlland and Freester are shallow lochs both hold trout of 8 to 12 ounces with some better fish of a pound or more. Both lochs become weedy...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Housetter
Mainland, Shetland
63

A shallow, clear water loch with bright coloured fish of 6 to 8 ounces. Some weed patched from July onwards.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Huxter
Whalsay, Shetland
64

A large loch with easy access where the brown trout average 12 ounces but the loch can produce much larger fish. Wading is awkward except in the so...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Isbister
Whalsay, Shetland
65

Brown trout average about 12 ounces with the odd better fish. Best fishing is on the shore nearest the road and wading is awkward in some places wi...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Kettlester
Yell, Shetland
66

A mostly shallow loch with good stocks of smallish brown trout but there are a few better fish of 12 ounces.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Littlester
Yell, Shetland
67

A clear water loch which can produce some good brown trout with an average about 12 ounces. Fish can be caught all round the loch.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Livister
Whalsay, Shetland
68

A short easy walk to the north of Huxter, this smaller loch can also produce good quality fish of more than 3 pounds. Wading is not necessary as fi...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Lunklet
Mainland, Shetland
69

This group of lochs lie up in the hills between Aith and Weisdale and would be a great day’s fishing for the angler who likes walking and solitude....

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Lunnister
Mainland, Shetland
70

This is a large loch with brown trout of good average size. Wading is good for most of the shoreline and has been stocked with sea trout.

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of North-house
Mainland, Shetland
71

A loch of two halves, the southern part being the largest and deepest and both contain good quality fish averaging 12 ounces with fish of more than...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Sandwick
Whalsay, Shetland
72

This is the nearest to Symbister and hold fish which average 12 ounces with some up to 2 pounds. Wading is difficult and the loch weeds up badly fr...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Setter
Bressay, Shetland
73

A shallow loch which becomes weedy from midsummer. It holds trout which average about 10 ounces but there are some larger fish too. Wade with care.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Skellister
Mainland, Shetland
74

A deep, dark water with trout of 8 ounces average but there much larger fish lurking in the depths.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Snarravoe
Unst, Shetland
75

Easy access from the A968 and the water is clear as crystal and the trout average about 14 ounces with fish of more than two pounds.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Sotersta
Mainland, Shetland
76

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two pounds. Clear water and mostly...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Spiggie
Mainland, Shetland
77

Owned by the RSPB and rented by the SAA. There are two areas where fishing is banned – the bay at the far south end and a small area in the north w...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Stavaness
Mainland, Shetland
78

Park at the end of the road at Neap and a half mile walk over the hill to the north takes you to this largish loch where the brown trout average ab...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Stourhoull
Unst, Shetland
79

Another loch with some large fish but as you would expect they are difficult to tempt.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Stow
Mainland, Shetland
80

Two small lochs to the north of Houlland which contain some good fish up to a couple of pounds and have been stocked by the SAA.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Strand
Mainland, Shetland
81

One of Shetland’s most popular sea trout lochs is a small, brackish loch close to the sea. Access is easy from the old A970 road. The bottom is m...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Sung
Mainland, Shetland
82

This small, shallow water is a short walk from the road and holds brown trout of an 8oz average.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of the Hadd
Mainland, Shetland
83

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are much larg...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Tingwall
Mainland, Shetland
84

One of the most popular lochs in Shetland and the Association has a boat for hire on the loch. Strong fighting brown trout of a 12 ounce averag...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Urafirth
Mainland, Shetland
85

A shallow, coloured water loch with some small trout.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Vaara
Mainland, Shetland
86

A large, deep loch where the trout average two or three to the pound with an occasional fish over the pound. The shore is mainly rocky and wading i...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vatsetter
Mainland, Shetland
87

This long, narrow loch lies close to the road half a mile south of Maywick. Good quality brown trout average 12oz with some fish over the pound. N...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vatsetter
Yell, Shetland
88

A large loch with small brown trout but the main reason to fish here is the sea trout which run into the loch.

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Vatshoull
Whalsay, Shetland
89

Another loch with easy access from the road with fish of 10 to 12 ounces average. Mostly good wading but beware of slippery stones at the edge. Wee...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vatster
Mainland, Shetland
90

Both Black Loch and Loch of Vatster were popular in the past for their run of sea trout and in an attempt to improve runs the Association has stock...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Voe
Mainland, Shetland
91

A good loch for the beginner with plenty of small fish.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Vollister
Yell, Shetland
92

A walk of about 45 minutes is required to reach this loch but the effort could be worthwhile. The average size is about a pound but there are much...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Voxterby
Mainland, Shetland
93

A ten minute walk north from Loch of Brouster takes you to this largish water of many bays and islands. There are good stocks of fish in the 6 to 8...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Watsness
Mainland, Shetland
94

In the past this loch was said to be fishless but the Association introduced brown trout in the mid to late 1990’s and some decent fish have been c...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Westerwick
Mainland, Shetland
95

This loch has good stocks of mainly small fish some of which will lie fairly close to the bank so fish the shallow water before wading.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Loch of Winyadepla
Fetlar, Shetland
96

It's only a 40 minute walk to Winyadepla from the parking at the end of the reservoir access road. You'll find links to the walking and driving r...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Lochs of Lumbister
Yell, Shetland
97

In the largest loch the fish average about 8 ounces and the south shore fishes best. The other two lochs to the north also contain fish.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Longa Water
Mainland, Shetland
98

A deep, dour water little fished by local anglers but there are some good fish here. Spinning would probably be more effective than fly fishing.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Longa Water
Mainland, Shetland
99

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies alongside the road and there i...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
100

Lies close to the road and there is deep water close to the shore and wading is not really required. Expect native hill loch trout of 8oz and there...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
101

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Lunga Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
102

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Maa Water
Mainland, Shetland
103

This group of lochs lie up in the hills between Aith and Weisdale and would be a great day’s fishing for the angler who likes walking and solitude....

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Many Crooks
Mainland, Shetland
104

As the name suggests this loch is full of crooks and could be called Many Nooks or Many Crannies. We didn't fish all the corners and skirted the ...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Marrowfield Water
Mainland, Shetland
105

A further 15 minute walk south will bring you to from Smerla Water. Fish average two or three to the pound. There is a peaty bottom and there are f...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
106

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
107

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Quassawall has a better class o...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
108

A little effort is required to reach this loch and is, therefore, little fished. Park at the end of the road at the head of Collafirth (430689) the...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Moora Waters
Mainland, Shetland
109

These two waters have been stocked in the past and may still contain a few trout.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Moosa Water
Mainland, Shetland
110

These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mousavord Loch
Mainland, Shetland
111

A large, deep loch with typical hill-loch trout of 6 to 8oz brownies. There is deep water close to shore for most of the shoreline. Best place to s...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mousa Water
Mainland, Shetland
112

This is a small, dour water which is little fished but there are a few decent fish here.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Muckle Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
113

These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Mussel Loch
Yell, Shetland
114

Just a few minute’s walk from the ferry terminal this loch holds mainly small brown trout. Weed becomes a nuisance in the second half of the season.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Neishon Water
Mainland, Shetland
115

Deep water close to the shore and there is no need to wade. The loch has been stocked by the SAA and trout up to one and a half pounds are caught.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Nuckro Water
Whalsay, Shetland
116

A small, dour loch which can produce some very good fish. Easy access and wading is not recommended. The western bay weeds up quickly from early su...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Papil Water
Fetlar, Shetland
117

This is a top quality loch with fish up to and over four pounds. Good bank fishing and there are a few weed patches later in the season.

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Pettadale Water
Mainland, Shetland
118

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Petta Water
Mainland, Shetland
119

A fairly shallow loch with some weed patches later in the season. Good quality trout which average 10 ounces with the occasional fish to 2 pounds. ...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Punds Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
120

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
121

Another ten minute walk south west from Flagnafield brings you to this typical hill loch which has trout of 6 to 8 ounces. There are some weed patc...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
122

A popular loch with local anglers it has been stocked regularly with sea trout fry by the SAA and some good baskets have been taken. There are some...

  • lake
  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Quassawall Loch
Mainland, Shetland
123

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Quassawall has a better class o...

  • lake
  • Brown trout
Roer Water
Mainland, Shetland
124

These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average. The trout in Roer Water are ...

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  • Brown trout
Sae Water
Mainland, Shetland
125

This small, shallow loch was fished for sea trout which ran up from the Laxo system. A few fish still enter the loch but it is little fished. Weedy...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Sae Waters
Mainland, Shetland
126

These lochs contain beautifully mark, butter yellow trout. The middle water that is sandwiched between the others, holds the larger trout. We had t...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
127

A typical hill loch with rather dark peaty water which holds trout of mostly 8 to 10 ounces. This is a fairly shallow water and wading is safe in m...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
128

Used to get good runs of sea trout but is now fished mainly for its brownies. This is a shallow loch and the water can become dark and coloured in...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
129

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two pounds. Clear water and mostly...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
130

A ten minute walk to the north west from the west end of Hulma Water will bring you to this deeper water with typical hill loch brownies of 6 to 8 ...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
131

Some good fish of more than two pounds can be caught here. South shore is rocky and difficult to wade but the north shore is better. Has been stock...

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Loch
Mainland, Shetland
132

The public water supply for Lerwick and access is easy with a track running from the main road and along the east and north shores of he loch. ...

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
133

Two small, shallow lochs which contain mostly small trout and both become weedy from mid-season.

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Water
Mainland, Shetland
134

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are ...

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  • Brown trout
Scora Water
Mainland, Shetland
135

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout average 10 ounces and can be di...

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  • Brown trout
Skutes Water
Fetlar, Shetland
136

We fished Skutes water on the way to Winayadepla. It’s a completely featureless loch and it's hard to know where to start. There is good wading ...

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  • Brown trout
Smalla Waters
Mainland, Shetland
137

A group of four lochs; all of which probably hold fish. The largest has deep water close to shore and holds good quality fish of more than two poun...

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  • Brown trout
Sma Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
138

A ten minute walk west of Lunga water takes you to these small lochs which hold good quality fish of 8 to 12 oz.

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  • Brown trout
Smerla Water
Mainland, Shetland
139

Park beside the Loch of Gonfirth on the B971 a couple of miles west of the village of Voe and a ten minute walk up the valley to the south will bri...

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  • Brown trout
Stanes Water
Mainland, Shetland
140

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout average 10 ounces and can be di...

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  • Brown trout
Stanevatstoe Loch
Mainland, Shetland
141

A weedy, roadside loch which holds mostly small trout.

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  • Brown trout
Sulma Water
Mainland, Shetland
142

The association has a boat here which is kept at the north end where the burn runs out to the sea. This is a long narrow loch and there are a num...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Swabie Water
Mainland, Shetland
143

As soon as I set eyes on Swabie water I knew that bigger fish must lurk among the many points, peninsulas, bays and islands. For a small water, t...

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  • Brown trout
Tonga Water
Mainland, Shetland
144

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are ...

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  • Brown trout
Trebister Loch
Mainland, Shetland
145

This small loch lies a few minutes drive south of Lerwick. Brown trout average about 10 ounces but there are fish of more than two pounds. The sout...

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  • Brown trout
Trolladale Water
Mainland, Shetland
146

This small loch lies close to the narrow road which takes you to Gunnister and produces fish up to about a pound.

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  • Brown trout
Truggles Water
Mainland, Shetland
147

This group of lochs lie up in the hills between Aith and Weisdale and would be a great day’s fishing for the angler who likes walking and solitude....

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  • Brown trout
Turdale Water
Mainland, Shetland
148

A short track which leaves the main road just west of Parkhall and will take you to the east side of the loch (shut all gates). This small, sha...

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  • Brown trout
Upper Loch of Brouster
Mainland, Shetland
149

Contained mostly small brown trout until fish cages were sited in the loch a number of years ago. They grew quickly by feeding around the cages and...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
West Loch
Mainland, Shetland
150

West Loch is one of two shallow lochs, the other being <a href="fisheries/shetland-anglers-association/waters/loch-of-breckon">Lock of Breckon</a>;...

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  • Brown trout
Whitelaw Loch
Mainland, Shetland
151

The easiest way to get here is to take the track which leaves the B9071 at the Aith cemetery. Park at the pumphouse at the end of the track and the...

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  • Brown trout