a stunning loch
Mainland, Shetland

Truggles Water

managed by Shetland Anglers Association

OS Map: 467 - Explorer

HU 37192 54603


98 m above sea level

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This group of lochs lie up in the hills between Aith and Weisdale and would be a great day’s fishing for the angler who likes walking and solitude. Park at the bridge at the head of East Burrafirth and follow the path up the burn to the waterfall. Continue up the burn to where it forks then take the left which will take you to the Loch of Lunklet. There are good stocks of hard fighting little trout of 4 to 8oz here.

The trout in Lamba Water are a little bigger and there is deep water close to shore. Maa water is similar but there are some fish of a pound or better.

Truggles Water is shallow with good numbers of 6oz fish and the east shore seems to be most productive.

  • 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.