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 average with some fish of more than 2lb. The loch weeds up fairly quickly in the season and avoid wading the southern end where the bottom is soft and muddy.
The western loch (Loch of Cruester) can grow some good fish and fish of 4lb have been caught in the past. The two east lochs (Gunnista Lochs) have trout which average 10oz but can produce the occasional larger fish.
Fishing permits can be purchased at either the Lerwick Tourist Office or the tackle shop, Rod and Line, which is in Harbour Street in Lerwick. The SAA organises a number of fishing competitions during the season running separate boat and bank leagues and the visiting angler will be made most welcome at these. Details will be supplied with your permit.
Boats for hire – The Association has a number of boats for hire and at the present these are located at the following lochs – Loch of Benston, Loch of Asta, Loch of Northouse, Loch of Clousta, Loch of Tingwall, Sulma Water and Punds Water. These can change but details of boat locations and hire can be got from the tackle shop.
Clubhouse – The SAA owns an unlicensed clubhouse, situated in Burns Lane in Lerwick, to which the visiting angler is most welcome. Hours of opening are from 8.30pm and 11.00pm on most Tuesdays and Fridays.
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