Loch 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.
If you need more information go to www.orkneytroutfishing.co.uk.

Sea 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 existing legislation.
If you want more information about sea angling in Orkney visit www.seaanglingorkney.com.