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a stunning loch

About

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows around the shores. They hold fish of more than two pounds but these are difficult to tempt and the average size is about 10 ounces. There are a good number of smaller waters in the area most of which hold fish.

  • 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

Lunga Water of Nibon

Mainland, Shetland

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fi...

Brei Water of Nibon

Mainland, Shetland

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fi...

Brei Water

Mainland, Shetland

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fi...

Lunga Water

Mainland, Shetland

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fi...

Punds Water

Mainland, Shetland

Another ten minute walk south west from Flagnafield brings you to this typical hill loch which has trout of 6 to 8 ou...

Moora Waters

Mainland, Shetland

These two waters have been stocked in the past and may still contain a few trout.

Flagnafield Water

Mainland, Shetland

A five minute walk from the A970 takes you to this clear water loch. There are a few weed patches and fish are of a g...

Johnnie Mann’s Loch

Mainland, Shetland

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s...

Trolladale Water

Mainland, Shetland

This small loch lies close to the narrow road which takes you to Gunnister and produces fish up to about a pound.

Stanes Water

Mainland, Shetland

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout a...

Glussdale Water

Mainland, Shetland

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s...

Scora Water

Mainland, Shetland

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout a...

Loch of Haggrister

Mainland, Shetland

Easy access via a short track from the A970. This loch has produced some good fish of up to four pounds in the past b...

Loch of Lunnister

Mainland, Shetland

This is a large loch with brown trout of good average size. Wading is good for most of the shoreline and has been sto...

Punds Water

Mainland, Shetland

A popular loch with local anglers it has been stocked regularly with sea trout fry by the SAA and some good baskets h...

Loch of Burraland

Mainland, Shetland

A large, shallow loch with trout which average about 6 ounces. Becomes very weedy from mid-season. Used to get a good...

Houlls Water

Mainland, Shetland

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about...

Bays Water

Mainland, Shetland

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about...

Sandy Lochs

Mainland, Shetland

Two small, shallow lochs which contain mostly small trout and both become weedy from mid-season.

Eela Water

Mainland, Shetland

The west and south shores of this large, deep loch are most fished and the good quality brown trout average about 8 t...

Loch of Urafirth

Mainland, Shetland

A shallow, coloured water loch with some small trout.