~ FISHING ~
Orkney's Brown Trout
fishing is renowned for being the finest in Britain, with easy access to
the lochs and stunning views and landscapes. The fishing is free and has
facilities such as toilets, shelter, boat-launching, piers and car
parking. The main lochs on Mainland Orkney are Harray, Boardhouse,
Hundland, Swannay, Stenness, Skaill and Kirbister.
The brown trout season runs from 15th March to 6th October inclusive. Also
check out for the competitions that are held throughout the year.
you need more information go to
and Shore Angling
The waters around Orkney are warmed by the North
Atlantic Drift, and provide ideal sport for the keen fisherman, whether in
the shadow of The Old Man of Hoy, or around the wrecks in Scapa Flow. If
it's big game you're after, huge common skate hunt the depths of the Flow,
porbeagle shark patrol the Pentland Firth most of the year - peaking from
January to April, and halibut are a serious possibility around the
headlands bordering the Firth.
Local businesses run trips and hire gear to
groups of a minimum of 6, subject to weather conditions and out-with
competition dates. Local knowledge is required to make a real success of
your sea-angling in Orkney.
Sea anglers are exempt from permits under
If you want more information about sea angling in
Orkney visit www.seaanglingorkney.com