Loch of Asta
Loch of Asta

Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

About this water

Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: HU 41281 41446
Latitude: 60.15542186269
Longitude: -1.25821224368

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 on limestone giving clear water and a high PH.
Generally safe wading and dark flies said to work best. There may be an Association boat available here.

Water map

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.

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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