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Trout Fishing in Orkney, Scotland

The trout lochs on the mainland of Orkney, lochs such as Harray, Swannay, Boardhouse, Hundland and Stenness are renowned worldwide for the quality of their wild brown trout. The good news for the visiting angler is that all are managed most efficiently by the Orkney Trout Fishing Association for the benefit of both local and visiting fishermen, who can fish the lochs and make use of association facilities for the cost of an association subscription, currently set at a very affordable £20.

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O.S. Map number. 

See Ordnance Survey Maps

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Orkney - Fishing Map

Trout Fishing Orkney

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Orkney Trout Fishing Lochs

The table below lists a few of the main trout lochs in Orkney with location maps

Angling Clubs and Associations

Orkney Trout Fishing Association

Membership of the association is available to visiting anglers for only £20. This entitles visitors to fish on all association lochs and to use all the facilities of the Association. Visitors' subscription fees also make a valuable contribution to safeguarding the future of some of the best wild trout fishing available.

For more information about Scottish Fishing Club waters, see:

Scottish Fishing Clubs


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