Turdale Water
Turdale Water

Mainland, Shetland, Scotland

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About this water

Lake
Brown trout
OS Grid Ref: HU 30723 52898
Latitude: 60.25916598001
Longitude: -1.44665741459

A short track which leaves the main road just west of Parkhall and will take you to the east side of the loch (shut all gates).

This small, shallow water can produce trout of more than two pounds but the average is about 10 ounces. Wading is safe around much of the loch. Can be affected by algal bloom in warm weather. Has been stocked by the SAA.

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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