Upper Loch of Brouster
Upper Loch of Brouster

Mainland, Shetland

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About this water

Lake
Brown trout and Sea trout
OS Grid Ref: HU 26094 52027
Latitude: 60.25167127409
Longitude: -1.53040670887

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.

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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