A large loch with many fishy bays and islands. There is easy access to both ends of the loch and the SAA boat is kept in the parking place at the south end. There are a number of rocks and shallows in the loch to catch the unwary boat angler and caution is advised.
Typical loch trout average 6 ounces with some of a pound or more. In the past the loch had a good run of sea trout and the SAA has been stocking with sea trout to improve the runs of migratory 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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