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a stunning loch

Kirkhouse Water

water managed by Shetland Anglers Association

High alkalinity Shallow Low shoreline complexity Low elevation Small
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About

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.
Deepest water is on the west side of the loch and care should be taken when wading.

  • Mainland, Shetland, Scotland
  • Lake
  • Brown trout

Location

Directions

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.

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