Loch of Strand
Loch of Strand
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About this water

Lake
Brown trout and Sea trout
Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

One of Shetland’s most popular sea trout lochs is a small, brackish loch close to the sea. Access is easy from the old A970 road.
The bottom is mostly slippery stones and soft mud and wading is difficult.
Best fished early and late season for sea trout but there are some, mostly small, brown trout.

Stocked with sea trout by the SAA.

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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