a stunning loch
Mainland, Shetland

Laxo Water

managed by Shetland Anglers Association

Low alkalinity Shallow Moderate shoreline complexity Low elevation Small


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 bring you to the south end of the loch. It may still see a small run of sea trout but is now populated by mostly small brownies which average about 8 ounces.

  • Mainland, Shetland
  • Lake
  • Brown trout and 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.

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