Shetland Anglers Association
HU 41584 42558
8 m above sea level
One of the most popular lochs in Shetland and the Association has a boat for hire on the loch.
Strong fighting brown trout of a 12 ounce average. The north part of the loch is relatively shallow and fish can be found all over but the south loch is deeper with the best fishing around the shoreline. There are some weed patches in the north loch from midsummer.
The loch is stocked regularly by the SAA.
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.