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Mainland, Shetland

Loch of Housetter
Mainland, Shetland
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A shallow, clear water loch with bright coloured fish of 6 to 8 ounces. Some weed patched from July onwards.

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  • Brown trout
Roer Water
Mainland, Shetland
2

These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average. The trout in Roer Water are ...

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  • Brown trout
Clubbi Shuns
Mainland, Shetland
3

These are three fairly large lochs which are interconnected by short burns and contain trout of 8 to 10 ounce average. The trout in Roer Water are ...

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  • Brown trout
Tonga Water
Mainland, Shetland
4

As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are ...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of the Hadd
Mainland, Shetland
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As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are much larg...

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  • Brown trout
Muckle Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
6

These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Flugarth
Mainland, Shetland
7

A large loch which contains mostly small brown trout.

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  • Brown trout
Moosa Water
Mainland, Shetland
8

These two large lochs can be dour but both have produced fish of more than four pounds.

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  • Brown trout
Birka Water
Mainland, Shetland
9

A long walk is required to reach these lochs and the scenery is spectacular but the fish are mostly about an 8 ounce average.

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  • Brown trout
Pettadale Water
Mainland, Shetland
10

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

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  • Brown trout
Little Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
11

Both lochs contain fine silvery trout of 6 to 8 ounces with the occasional fish up to the pound.

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  • Brown trout
Many Crooks
Mainland, Shetland
12

As the name suggests this loch is full of crooks and could be called Many Nooks or Many Crannies. We didn't fish all the corners and skirted the ...

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  • Brown trout
Swabie Water
Mainland, Shetland
13

As soon as I set eyes on Swabie water I knew that bigger fish must lurk among the many points, peninsulas, bays and islands. For a small water, t...

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  • Brown trout
Sae Waters
Mainland, Shetland
14

These lochs contain beautifully mark, butter yellow trout. The middle water that is sandwiched between the others, holds the larger trout. We had t...

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  • Brown trout
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
15

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

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  • Brown trout
Lang Clodie Loch
Mainland, Shetland
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It’s fair work to Lang Clodie but its a good place to setup basecamp. Sitting in a valley on the sea cliffs it’ll give you cover from any north wes...

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Water
Mainland, Shetland
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As with most of the Ronas Hill lochs the water in these is crystal clear and most of the fish average 6 to 8 ounces but in Swaabie Water there are ...

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  • Brown trout
Innescord Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
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These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

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  • Brown trout
Hevdadale Water
Mainland, Shetland
19

These lochs are approached via a track which leaves the road at North Roe. The trout in the first two are of average size but the Innescord Lochs a...

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  • Brown trout
Eela Water
Mainland, Shetland
20

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
Loch of Urafirth
Mainland, Shetland
21

A shallow, coloured water loch with some small trout.

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  • Brown trout
Sandy Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
22

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

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  • Brown trout
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
23

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
Loch of Burraland
Mainland, Shetland
24

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
Gluss Water
Mainland, Shetland
25

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
Neishon Water
Mainland, Shetland
26

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
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
27

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
Trolladale Water
Mainland, Shetland
28

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
Glussdale Water
Mainland, Shetland
29

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
Mussel Loch
Yell, Shetland
30

Just a few minute’s walk from the ferry terminal this loch holds mainly small brown trout. Weed becomes a nuisance in the second half of the season.

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  • Brown trout
Johnnie Mann’s Loch
Mainland, Shetland
31

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
Moora Waters
Mainland, Shetland
32

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

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  • Brown trout
Stanes Water
Mainland, Shetland
33

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
Scora Water
Mainland, Shetland
34

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
Flagnafield Water
Mainland, Shetland
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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 Lunnister
Mainland, Shetland
36

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
Lunga Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
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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
Brei Water of Nibon
Mainland, Shetland
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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
Punds Water
Mainland, Shetland
39

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
Loch of Vollister
Yell, Shetland
40

A walk of about 45 minutes is required to reach this loch but the effort could be worthwhile. The average size is about a pound but there are much...

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  • Brown trout
Punds Lochs
Mainland, Shetland
41

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
Brei Water
Mainland, Shetland
42

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 Haggrister
Mainland, Shetland
43

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
Lunga Water
Mainland, Shetland
44

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
Croo Loch
Mainland, Shetland
45

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 Kettlester
Yell, Shetland
46

A mostly shallow loch with good stocks of smallish brown trout but there are a few better fish of 12 ounces.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Littlester
Yell, Shetland
47

A clear water loch which can produce some good brown trout with an average about 12 ounces. Fish can be caught all round the loch.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Stow
Mainland, Shetland
48

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 Houlland
Mainland, Shetland
49

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
West Loch
Mainland, Shetland
50

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
Lochs of Lumbister
Yell, Shetland
51

In the largest loch the fish average about 8 ounces and the south shore fishes best. The other two lochs to the north also contain fish.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Breckon
Mainland, Shetland
52

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
Loch of Framgord
Mainland, Shetland
53

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 Vatsetter
Yell, Shetland
54

A large loch with small brown trout but the main reason to fish here is the sea trout which run into the loch.

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  • Brown trout and Sea trout
Loch of Gerdie
Mainland, Shetland
55

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
Houlls Water
Mainland, Shetland
56

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
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
57

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
Bays Water
Mainland, Shetland
58

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
Laxo Water
Mainland, Shetland
59

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
Sae Water
Mainland, Shetland
60

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 Voe
Mainland, Shetland
61

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

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  • Brown trout
Burga Water
Mainland, Shetland
62

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
Smerla Water
Mainland, Shetland
63

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
Papil Water
Fetlar, Shetland
64

This is a top quality loch with fish up to and over four pounds. Good bank fishing and there are a few weed patches later in the season.

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  • Brown trout
Gossa Water
Mainland, Shetland
65

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
Marrowfield Water
Mainland, Shetland
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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
Loch of Snarravoe
Unst, Shetland
67

Easy access from the A968 and the water is clear as crystal and the trout average about 14 ounces with fish of more than two pounds.

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  • Brown trout
Skutes Water
Fetlar, Shetland
68

We fished Skutes water on the way to Winayadepla. It’s a completely featureless loch and it's hard to know where to start. There is good wading ...

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  • Brown trout
Petta Water
Mainland, Shetland
69

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
Loch of Aithness
Mainland, Shetland
70

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
Loch of Stourhoull
Unst, Shetland
71

Another loch with some large fish but as you would expect they are difficult to tempt.

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Clousta
Mainland, Shetland
72

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
Loch of Lunklet
Mainland, Shetland
73

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 Vatshoull
Whalsay, Shetland
74

Another loch with easy access from the road with fish of 10 to 12 ounces average. Mostly good wading but beware of slippery stones at the edge. Wee...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Winyadepla
Fetlar, Shetland
75

It's only a 40 minute walk to Winyadepla from the parking at the end of the reservoir access road. You'll find links to the walking and driving r...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Vaara
Mainland, Shetland
76

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 Stavaness
Mainland, Shetland
77

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
Loch of Sandwick
Whalsay, Shetland
78

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
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
79

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
Lamba Water
Mainland, Shetland
80

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 Funzie
Shetland, Scotland
81

Another loch with big fish characteristics. Small, shallow, with limited spawn and high alkalinity, it’s similar to <a href="/fisheries/shetland-an...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Livister
Whalsay, Shetland
82

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
East loch of Skaw
Whalsay, Shetland
83

A small, shallow loch lying beside the island’s golf course at the end of the Skaw road. The fish average 12 ounces and there are better fish up to...

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  • Brown trout
Loch of Isbister
Whalsay, Shetland
84

Brown trout average about 12 ounces with the odd better fish. Best fishing is on the shore nearest the road and wading is awkward in some places wi...

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  • Brown trout
Clings Water
Mainland, Shetland
85

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
Nuckro Water
Whalsay, Shetland
86

A small, dour loch which can produce some very good fish. Easy access and wading is not recommended. The western bay weeds up quickly from early su...

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  • Brown trout
Longa Water
Mainland, Shetland
87

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
Maa Water
Mainland, Shetland
88

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 Huxter
Whalsay, Shetland
89

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 North-house
Mainland, Shetland
90

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 Skellister
Mainland, Shetland
91

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
Truggles Water
Mainland, Shetland
92

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 Hollorin
Mainland, Shetland
93

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
Forse Water
Mainland, Shetland
94

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
Whitelaw Loch
Mainland, Shetland
95

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
Mill Loch
Mainland, Shetland
96

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
Sand Water
Mainland, Shetland
97

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
Quassawall Loch
Mainland, Shetland
98

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
Sulma Water
Mainland, Shetland
99

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
Smalla Waters
Mainland, Shetland
100

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
Kirkhouse Water
Mainland, Shetland
101

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
Djuba Water
Mainland, Shetland
102

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

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  • Brown trout