a stunning loch


The Shetland Angling Association has recommended this location as one of the possible spots to catch sea trout, which can be found in various places along the coastline. Anglers are encouraged to explore and try different locations. However, it's important to bear in mind that sea trout can be affected by angling pressure, and therefore, although there are no basket limits, anglers are kindly requested to conserve stocks.

  • Mainland, Shetland
  • Coastal
  • Sea trout



Permission & Tickets

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.

You can also buy a permit online from the Association's website.

Boats for hire – The Association has several boats for hire, and at 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.

Waters nearby

Other waters within 5 miles

Mill Loch

Mainland, Shetland

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Laxo Water

Mainland, Shetland

The loch lies to the north of Laxo and is reached by following the right hand branch of the burn northwards for about ha ...

Sand Water

Mainland, Shetland

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

Sae Water

Mainland, Shetland

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Loch of Voe

Mainland, Shetland

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

Neishon Water

Mainland, Shetland

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 ...

Loch of Lunnister

Mainland, Shetland

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

Houlls Water

Mainland, Shetland

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

Loch of Haggrister

Mainland, Shetland

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 ...

Scora Water

Mainland, Shetland

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout aver ...

Bays Water

Mainland, Shetland

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