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a stunning loch

Loch of the Hadd

water managed by Shetland Anglers Association

Duration: 01:25 Distance: 5.2 km Ascent: 232.86m Difficulty: 73 / 100
Low alkalinity Shallow Moderate shoreline complexity Low elevation Very small
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About

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are much larger fish up to four pounds or more and there are also some good fish in Sandy Water.

  • Mainland, Shetland
  • Lake
  • Brown trout

Location

Directions

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.

Waters nearby

Other waters within 5 miles

Many Crooks

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Swabie Water

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As soon as I set eyes on Swabie water I knew that bigger fish must lurk among the many points, peninsulas, bays and i...

Birka Water

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Clubbi Shuns

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These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average...

Sandy Water

Mainland, Shetland

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces b...

Tonga Water

Mainland, Shetland

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces b...

Lang Clodie Loch

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It’s fair work to Lang Clodie but its a good place to setup basecamp. Sitting in a valley on the sea cliffs it’ll giv...

Roer Water

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These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average...

Little Lunga Water

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Both lochs contain fine silvery trout of 6 to 8 ounces with the occasional fish up to the pound.

Muckle Lunga Water

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These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

Sae Waters

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Moosa Water

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These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

Hevdadale Water

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These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average ...

Innescord Lochs

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These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average ...

Mill Loch

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These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average ...

Pettadale Water

Mainland, Shetland

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average ...

Loch of Housetter

Mainland, Shetland

A shallow, clear water loch with bright coloured fish of 6 to 8 ounces. Some weed patched from July onwards.

Loch of Flugarth

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A large loch which contains mostly small brown trout.

Loch of Urafirth

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A shallow, coloured water loch with some small trout.

Eela Water

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