Roer Water
Roer Water

Mainland, Shetland

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About this water

Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: HU 34000 86000
Latitude: 60.55609089601
Longitude: -1.3818460102

These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average. The trout in Roer Water are silvery while those in the other two are a bit darker. Access from the top of Collafirth Hill or the track which joins the Collafirth road near the bottom of the hill. This track is fairly rough and there is a burn to cross so vehicle access is difficult. There are many other lochs, both large and small, in the area but be aware that it is easy to get lost here if the fog rolls in and a map and compass or GPS should be carried.

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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