Destination

Mainland, Shetland

Loch of Voxterby
Mainland, Shetland
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A ten minute walk north from Loch of Brouster takes you to this largish water of many bays and islands. There are good stocks of fish in the 6 to 8...

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  • Brown trout
Upper Loch of Brouster
Mainland, Shetland
2

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...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Heillia Water
Mainland, Shetland
3

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

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  • Brown trout
Mousa Water
Mainland, Shetland
4

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

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Flatpunds
Mainland, Shetland
5

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

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  • Brown trout
Galta Water
Mainland, Shetland
6

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

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  • Brown trout
Smalla Waters
Mainland, Shetland
7

A group of four lochs; all of which probably hold fish. The largest has deep water close to shore and holds good quality fish of more than two poun...

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  • Brown trout
Sulma Water
Mainland, Shetland
8

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 narrow loch and there are a num...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Daney’s Loch
Mainland, Shetland
9

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

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  • Brown trout
Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
10

Lies close to the road and there is deep water close to the shore and wading is not really required. Expect native hill loch trout of 8oz and there...

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  • Brown trout
Grass Water
Mainland, Shetland
11

Had a run of sea trout in the past and the loch has good stocks of mainly small brownies. The small loch of Culeryin becomes very weedy and the b...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Quassawall Loch
Mainland, Shetland
12

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Quassawall has a better class o...

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  • Brown trout
Burga Water
Mainland, Shetland
13

This is a large, deep loch with average sized loch trout and the two small lochs to the south east hold good numbers of 6oz brownies.

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  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
14

Mill Loch and Quassawall Loch lie close to the West Burrafirth road at Newton. The Mill Loch holds small fish while Quassawall has a better class o...

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  • Brown trout
Hulma Water
Mainland, Shetland
15

This long narrow loch lies close to the A971 just a mile beyond Turdale Water. Known locally as Hulmalees, it has trout of a good average size wit...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Hollorin
Mainland, Shetland
16

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

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  • Brown trout
Sma Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
17

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

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
18

A ten minute walk to the north west from the west end of Hulma Water will bring you to this deeper water with typical hill loch brownies of 6 to 8 ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Grunnavoe
Mainland, Shetland
19

Lying close to the village of Walls this largish loch holds fish of 8 to 10 ounces with the odd larger fish occasionally showing up. The south shor...

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  • Brown trout
Longa Water
Mainland, Shetland
20

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies alongside the road and there i...

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  • Brown trout
Mousavord Loch
Mainland, Shetland
21

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

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  • Brown trout
Forse Water
Mainland, Shetland
22

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

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  • Brown trout
Stanevatstoe Loch
Mainland, Shetland
23

A weedy, roadside loch which holds mostly small trout.

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  • Brown trout
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
24

Lunga, Djuba and Houlma Water all have very clear water and all produce good quality brown trout. Lunga Water lies alongside the road and there i...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Gruting
Mainland, Shetland
25

This small, shallow loch becomes very weedy as the season progresses and the brown trout are mostly small. It saw a good run of sea trout in the pa...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
26

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

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  • Brown trout
Turdale Water
Mainland, Shetland
27

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, sha...

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  • Brown trout
Kirkhouse Water
Mainland, Shetland
28

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

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  • Brown trout
Clings Water
Mainland, Shetland
29

A large loch which was stocked with Loch Leven trout many years ago. Good quality brown trout which average 12oz with some of more than 2lbs.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of North-house
Mainland, Shetland
30

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

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Sung
Mainland, Shetland
31

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

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vaara
Mainland, Shetland
32

A large, deep loch where the trout average two or three to the pound with an occasional fish over the pound. The shore is mainly rocky and wading i...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Clousta
Mainland, Shetland
33

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 in the parking place at the s...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
34

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

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Sotersta
Mainland, Shetland
35

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

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  • Brown trout
Gossa Water
Mainland, Shetland
36

This large water is a short, easy walk from the B9071 and is a favourite with a number of local anglers. There are some shallow, rocky areas on the...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Brough
Mainland, Shetland
37

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

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
38

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

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Watsness
Mainland, Shetland
39

In the past this loch was said to be fishless but the Association introduced brown trout in the mid to late 1990’s and some decent fish have been c...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Aithness
Mainland, Shetland
40

This is a deep loch with mainly small fish. Some weed in the north west corner late in the season.

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  • Brown trout
Housa Water
Mainland, Shetland
41

A 15 minute walk south from the B9071 brings you to this dour, dark loch. A rocky shore makes wading unwise and the trout average about 10 ounces b...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Arg
Mainland, Shetland
42

A small, shallow loch which is little fished by local anglers. It holds mostly small fish but in recent years a few better fish have been caught.

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  • Brown trout
Whitelaw Loch
Mainland, Shetland
43

The easiest way to get here is to take the track which leaves the B9071 at the Aith cemetery. Park at the pumphouse at the end of the track and the...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Westerwick
Mainland, Shetland
44

This loch has good stocks of mainly small fish some of which will lie fairly close to the bank so fish the shallow water before wading.

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  • Brown trout
Truggles Water
Mainland, Shetland
45

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....

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  • Brown trout
Maa Water
Mainland, Shetland
46

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....

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  • Brown trout
Lamba Water
Mainland, Shetland
47

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....

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Lunklet
Mainland, Shetland
48

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....

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  • Brown trout
Marrowfield Water
Mainland, Shetland
49

A further 15 minute walk south will bring you to from Smerla Water. Fish average two or three to the pound. There is a peaty bottom and there are f...

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  • Brown trout
Smerla Water
Mainland, Shetland
50

Park beside the Loch of Gonfirth on the B971 a couple of miles west of the village of Voe and a ten minute walk up the valley to the south will bri...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
51

Used to get good runs of sea trout but is now fished mainly for its brownies. This is a shallow loch and the water can become dark and coloured in...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Bays Water
Mainland, Shetland
52

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about 12 ounces with fish of more t...

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  • Brown trout
Houlls Water
Mainland, Shetland
53

Both are difficult lochs but there are good fish in them. Bays Water is the largest of the two and fish average about 12 ounces with fish of more t...

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  • Brown trout
Petta Water
Mainland, Shetland
54

A fairly shallow loch with some weed patches later in the season. Good quality trout which average 10 ounces with the occasional fish to 2 pounds. ...

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  • Brown trout
Longa Water
Mainland, Shetland
55

A deep, dour water little fished by local anglers but there are some good fish here. Spinning would probably be more effective than fly fishing.

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  • Brown trout
Black Loch
Mainland, Shetland
56

Both Black Loch and Loch of Vatster were popular in the past for their run of sea trout and in an attempt to improve runs the Association has stock...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Girlsta
Mainland, Shetland
57

Named after Geirhild, a Norse princess who drowned in the loch about the year 870. It is the deepest and one of the largest of Shetland lochs an...

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  • Arctic charr and Brown trout
Loch of Vatster
Mainland, Shetland
58

Both Black Loch and Loch of Vatster were popular in the past for their run of sea trout and in an attempt to improve runs the Association has stock...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Voe
Mainland, Shetland
59

A good loch for the beginner with plenty of small fish.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Strand
Mainland, Shetland
60

One of Shetland’s most popular sea trout lochs is a small, brackish loch close to the sea. Access is easy from the old A970 road. The bottom is m...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
61

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Tingwall
Mainland, Shetland
62

One of the most popular lochs in Shetland and the Association has a boat for hire on the loch. Strong fighting brown trout of a 12 ounce averag...

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  • Brown trout
Brei Water
Mainland, Shetland
63

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Sae Water
Mainland, Shetland
64

This small, shallow loch was fished for sea trout which ran up from the Laxo system. A few fish still enter the loch but it is little fished. Weedy...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Haggrister
Mainland, Shetland
65

Easy access via a short track from the A970. This loch has produced some good fish of up to four pounds in the past but the average is about 10 oun...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Asta
Mainland, Shetland
66

Easy access from the single track road through the Tingwall Valley. Good quality trout of 10 ounce average with some over a pound. The loch lies ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Freester
Mainland, Shetland
67

These two small and shallow lochs both hold trout of 8 to 12 ounces with some better fish of a pound or more. Both lochs become weedy from midsumme...

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  • Brown trout
Punds Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
68

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Gossa Water
Mainland, Shetland
69

A large loch which requires a bit of effort to reach. The easiest approach is to follow the burn up the hill from the Ayre of Atler until the burn ...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Houlland
Mainland, Shetland
70

Loch of Houlland and Freester are shallow lochs both hold trout of 8 to 12 ounces with some better fish of a pound or more. Both lochs become weedy...

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  • Brown trout
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
71

Another ten minute walk south west from Flagnafield brings you to this typical hill loch which has trout of 6 to 8 ounces. There are some weed patc...

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  • Brown trout
Brei Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
72

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Lunga Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
73

This group of lochs make for a wonderful day’s walking and fishing. These lochs are mainly deep water and the best fishing is in the shallows aroun...

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  • Brown trout
Flagnafield Water
Mainland, Shetland
74

A five minute walk from the A970 takes you to this clear water loch. There are a few weed patches and fish are of a good average but they can be do...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Skellister
Mainland, Shetland
75

A deep, dark water with trout of 8 ounces average but there much larger fish lurking in the depths.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Benston
Mainland, Shetland
76

Owned by the SAA, this is one of Shetland’s premier lochs and many large trout have been taken from this water over the years. They average more th...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Lunnister
Mainland, Shetland
77

This is a large loch with brown trout of good average size. Wading is good for most of the shoreline and has been stocked with sea trout.

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Scora Water
Mainland, Shetland
78

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout average 10 ounces and can be di...

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  • Brown trout
Stanes Water
Mainland, Shetland
79

These two lochs are only a few minutes walk from the road. Scora Water has clear water and the bright silvery trout average 10 ounces and can be di...

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  • Brown trout
Moora Waters
Mainland, Shetland
80

These two waters have been stocked in the past and may still contain a few trout.

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  • Brown trout
Johnnie Mann’s Loch
Mainland, Shetland
81

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s Loch has been Stocked by SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Glussdale Water
Mainland, Shetland
82

Both lochs lie beside the main road and have good numbers of mostly small trout of less than 8 ounces. Johnnie Mann’s Loch has been Stocked by SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Trolladale Water
Mainland, Shetland
83

This small loch lies close to the narrow road which takes you to Gunnister and produces fish up to about a pound.

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  • Brown trout
Laxo Water
Mainland, Shetland
84

The loch lies to the north of Laxo and is reached by following the right hand branch of the burn northwards for about half a mile and this will bri...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Sandy Loch
Mainland, Shetland
85

The public water supply for Lerwick and access is easy with a track running from the main road and along the east and north shores of he loch. ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Burraland
Mainland, Shetland
86

A large, shallow loch with trout which average about 6 ounces. Becomes very weedy from mid-season. Used to get a good run of sea trout and the SAA ...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
87

A popular loch with local anglers it has been stocked regularly with sea trout fry by the SAA and some good baskets have been taken. There are some...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Trebister Loch
Mainland, Shetland
88

This small loch lies a few minutes drive south of Lerwick. Brown trout average about 10 ounces but there are fish of more than two pounds. The sout...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Brindister
Mainland, Shetland
89

A water scheme loch lying close to the main road and access is easy via the peat track. Close all gates and park considerately. A clear water loch...

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  • Brown trout
Burga Water
Mainland, Shetland
90

A small, shallow water lying close to the road to Levaneap which has good quality trout of 10 ounces with some better fish of more than a pound.

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  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
91

A little effort is required to reach this loch and is, therefore, little fished. Park at the end of the road at the head of Collafirth (430689) the...

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
92

Two small, shallow lochs which contain mostly small trout and both become weedy from mid-season.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Stavaness
Mainland, Shetland
93

Park at the end of the road at Neap and a half mile walk over the hill to the north takes you to this largish loch where the brown trout average ab...

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
West Loch
Mainland, Shetland
94

West Loch is one of two shallow lochs, the other being <a href="fisheries/shetland-anglers-association/waters/loch-of-breckon">Lock of Breckon</a>;...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Breckon
Mainland, Shetland
95

Loch of Breckon is one of two shallow lochs, the other being <a href="/fisheries/shetland-anglers-association/waters/west-loch">West Loch</a>; whic...

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  • Brown trout
Beosetter Lochs
Bressay, Shetland
96

A group of four lochs at the north end of the island all of which have been stocked recently. The north loch (Mill Loch) holds trout of a 12oz aver...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Gerdie
Mainland, Shetland
97

Both are small, shallow lochs of very clear water and hold good fish, particularly Gerdie, but both can be very dour. Stocked regularly by the SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Framgord
Mainland, Shetland
98

Both are small, shallow lochs of very clear water and hold good fish, particularly Gerdie, but both can be very dour. Stocked regularly by the SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Fladdabister
Mainland, Shetland
99

Lies about a mile south of Easter Quarff and is an easy ten minute walk east from the main Lerwick to Sumburgh road. Typical hill-loch trout which...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Houlland
Mainland, Shetland
100

A ten minute walk north from the lighthouse will bring you to this popular loch which also holds good quality fish of more than two pounds. Fish ca...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Urafirth
Mainland, Shetland
101

A shallow, coloured water loch with some small trout.

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  • Brown trout
Eela Water
Mainland, Shetland
102

The west and south shores of this large, deep loch are most fished and the good quality brown trout average about 8 to 10 ounces. Care is needed wh...

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  • Brown trout
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
103

Some good fish of more than two pounds can be caught here. South shore is rocky and difficult to wade but the north shore is better. Has been stock...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Stow
Mainland, Shetland
104

Two small lochs to the north of Houlland which contain some good fish up to a couple of pounds and have been stocked by the SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Neishon Water
Mainland, Shetland
105

Deep water close to the shore and there is no need to wade. The loch has been stocked by the SAA and trout up to one and a half pounds are caught.

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  • Brown trout
Croo Loch
Mainland, Shetland
106

Two small lochs to the north of Houlland which contain some good fish up to a couple of pounds and have been stocked by the SAA.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Setter
Bressay, Shetland
107

A shallow loch which becomes weedy from midsummer. It holds trout which average about 10 ounces but there are some larger fish too. Wade with care.

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  • Brown trout
Gluss Water
Mainland, Shetland
108

This large loch is shallow and clear with trout of good size. They average about 12 ounces but there are fish of more than three pounds and fish ca...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Brough
Bressay, Shetland
109

This clear water loch is the local water supply and also holds some good fish to more than three pounds, though the average is about 12 ounces.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Sandwick
Whalsay, Shetland
110

This is the nearest to Symbister and hold fish which average 12 ounces with some up to 2 pounds. Wading is difficult and the loch weeds up badly fr...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Huxter
Whalsay, Shetland
111

A large loch with easy access where the brown trout average 12 ounces but the loch can produce much larger fish. Wading is awkward except in the so...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Livister
Whalsay, Shetland
112

A short easy walk to the north of Huxter, this smaller loch can also produce good quality fish of more than 3 pounds. Wading is not necessary as fi...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vatsetter
Mainland, Shetland
113

This long, narrow loch lies close to the road half a mile south of Maywick. Good quality brown trout average 12oz with some fish over the pound. N...

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  • Brown trout