a stunning loch
Mainland, Shetland

Loch of Clumlie

managed by Shetland Anglers Association

High alkalinity Shallow Low shoreline complexity Low elevation Very small
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This small loch lies a couple of miles to the east of Spiggie and is worth a few
casts if you are in the area. Wading is difficult on a bottom of soft mud and slippery
stones. Brown trout average about 8 ounces with an occasional fish of a pound plus. The
loch weeds up later in the season.

  • Mainland, Shetland, Scotland
  • Lake
  • Brown 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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