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a stunning loch
Mainland, Shetland

Upper Loch of Brouster

managed by Shetland Anglers Association

Moderate alkalinity Very shallow Low shoreline complexity Low elevation Very small

About

Contained mostly small brown trout until fish cages were sited in the loch a number of years ago. They grew quickly by feeding around the cages and fish well into the teens of pounds were caught, many on worm or spinner. Many of these were fished out and the loch is less fished now. Still sees a small run of sea trout which come up the burn from the lower Loch of Brouster.

  • Mainland, Shetland
  • Lake
  • Brown trout and Sea 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

Mousa Water

Mainland, Shetland

This is a small, dour water which is little fished but there are a few decent fish here.

Loch of Voxterby

Mainland, Shetland

A ten minute walk north from Loch of Brouster takes you to this largish water of many bays and islands. There are goo...

Loch of Flatpunds

Mainland, Shetland

A dark, rocky loch with small, dark trout which average about 8 ounces.

Heillia Water

Mainland, Shetland

The north section of the loch holds a good stock of small fish while the larger, deeper part holds fish of a 10 ounce...

Galta Water

Mainland, Shetland

A clear water loch where the trout average about 10oz with the odd better fish.

Lunga Water

Mainland, Shetland

Lies close to the road and there is deep water close to the shore and wading is not really required. Expect native hi...

Grass Water

Mainland, Shetland

Had a run of sea trout in the past and the loch has good stocks of mainly small brownies. The small loch of Culeryi...

Smalla Waters

Mainland, Shetland

A group of four lochs; all of which probably hold fish. The largest has deep water close to shore and holds good qual...

Loch of Grunnavoe

Mainland, Shetland

Lying close to the village of Walls this largish loch holds fish of 8 to 10 ounces with the odd larger fish occasiona...

Sulma Water

Mainland, Shetland

The association has a boat here which is kept at the north end where the burn runs out to the sea. This is a long n...

Hulma Water

Mainland, Shetland

This long narrow loch lies close to the A971 just a mile beyond Turdale Water. Known locally as Hulmalees, it has tr...

Daney’s Loch

Mainland, Shetland

There are some large, good quality fish here but numbers are low and they are not easy to catch.

Quassawall Loch

Mainland, Shetland

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Q...

Sma Lochs

Mainland, Shetland

A ten minute walk west of Lunga water takes you to these small lochs which hold good quality fish of 8 to 12 oz.

Burga Water

Mainland, Shetland

This is a large, deep loch with average sized loch trout and the two small lochs to the south east hold good numbers ...

Mill Loch

Mainland, Shetland

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Q...

Sand Water

Mainland, Shetland

A ten minute walk to the north west from the west end of Hulma Water will bring you to this deeper water with typical...

Loch of Gruting

Mainland, Shetland

This small, shallow loch becomes very weedy as the season progresses and the brown trout are mostly small. It saw a g...

Loch of Hollorin

Mainland, Shetland

Park in the small quarry beside the road above Newton and a short walk to the north west will bring you to the loch. ...

Turdale Water

Mainland, Shetland

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

Forse Water

Mainland, Shetland

This loch is a further 15 minutes walk north of Sand Water and holds a good stock of 4 to 12oz fish.

Mousavord Loch

Mainland, Shetland

A large, deep loch with typical hill-loch trout of 6 to 8oz brownies. There is deep water close to shore for most of ...

Longa Water

Mainland, Shetland

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies ...

Stanevatstoe Loch

Mainland, Shetland

A weedy, roadside loch which holds mostly small trout.

Kirkhouse Water

Mainland, Shetland

Kirkhouse water and Loch of Collaste have good quality fish which average 12 ounces but fish of more than two pounds ...

Djuba Water

Mainland, Shetland

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies ...

Djuba Water

Mainland, Shetland

A deep, dark water with deep water close to shore with good quality fish which average about 12oz.

Clings Water

Mainland, Shetland

A large loch which was stocked with Loch Leven trout many years ago. Good quality brown trout which average 12oz wi...

Sand Water

Mainland, Shetland

A typical hill loch with rather dark peaty water which holds trout of mostly 8 to 10 ounces. This is a fairly shallow...

Loch of Sotersta

Mainland, Shetland

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two ...

Loch of Sung

Mainland, Shetland

This small, shallow water is a short walk from the road and holds brown trout of an 8oz average.

Loch of North-house

Mainland, Shetland

A loch of two halves, the southern part being the largest and deepest and both contain good quality fish averaging 12...

Loch of Brough

Mainland, Shetland

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two ...

Gossa Water

Mainland, Shetland

This large water is a short, easy walk from the B9071 and is a favourite with a number of local anglers. There are so...

Sand Water

Mainland, Shetland

Sand Water is the best of the three with hard fighting trout which average nearly a pound with fish of more than two ...

Loch of Vaara

Mainland, Shetland

A large, deep loch where the trout average two or three to the pound with an occasional fish over the pound. The shor...

Loch of Clousta

Mainland, Shetland

A large loch with many fishy bays and islands. There is easy access to both ends of the loch and the SAA boat is kept...