a stunning loch
Mainland, Shetland

Petta Water

managed by Shetland Anglers Association

OS Map: 467 - Explorer

HU 41566 59113


76 m above sea level

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A fairly shallow loch with some weed patches later in the season. Good quality trout which average 10 ounces with the occasional fish to 2 pounds. Wading is mostly easy but there are a few soft areas on the road side. Has been stocked by the SAA.

  • Mainland, Shetland, Scotland
  • Brown trout
  • Lake


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.