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Fishing Season

The Brown Trout Season is from the
15th of March until the 6th of October.

The Sea Trout
Season is from the
25th. February until
31st. October


Membership details and Subscription Rates 2020

2020 Monthly Fishing Report

2020 AGM Reports

2020 Management Committee

2020 Competitons and Entertainments report

2020 secretaries report

2020 Hatchery report

2020 Sites report

2019 Enviroment Report




CORONA VIRUS EPIDEMIC – Update – 28th May 2020

The OTFA are pleased to inform that we can go fishing again as from tomorrow Friday 29th May 2020. However anglers are reminded that the Corona Virus is still with us, and we all must remain alert to the inherent risks. As such, it is vital we comply with Government’s travel, social distancing and hygiene guidance and rules.

The above revised measures will apply from Friday 29th May 2020


  • All membership for the 2020 season remains cancelled. Sub-books are recalled and the online membership facility on our website remains switched off.
  • Membership refunds can be made if requested, or carried forward to the 2021 season.
  • Boat tags (white) if already purchased can be used for the 2021 season. 


  • Association sites may be used as soon as the Scottish Government permits.  
  • Site gates will be open and without padlocks.
  • Anglers leaving boats and trailers on OTFA sites do so at their own risk.
  • Site huts remain closed and must not be used.
  • Anglers should comply with all Scottish Government travel, social distancing and hygiene etc guidance and rules.


  • All competitions for the 2020 season (fly, Brodgar League etc) are now cancelled.
  • Team placings (for all events) for 2020 will be carried forward to 2021.
  • Inter-county, SANACC and AWAI events are all cancelled.
  • Refunds can be made if requested for members that have already paid their 2020 competition fees in advance – or can be carried forward to the 2021 season.

In the meantime, please stay safe and well, and tight lines!!!!

Alan Craigie – OTFA President




The OTFA would like to wish all our members tight lines for 2020

The OTFA is a non-profit making voluntary body dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of game fishing throughout the Orkney Islands. At a time when natural habitats are under continual threat and pressure, the continuation of
the OTFA's work is of paramount importance to both local and visiting angler to ensure that the rich heritage of Orkney trout fishing has a future as bright as it's past.
The work of the Association in the furtherance of this aim includes:
o The operation of a hatchery which using local stock provides for many of Orkney's less productive aters.
o The provision of riparian sites with access and boat launching facilities on the main trout fishing lochs. Most of these sites also provide shelter, piers, car parking and toilet amenities.
o Maintaining a watching brief over all the trout fishing lochs in the county, supporting all efforts that benefit our sport and opposing all measures which are a direct threat to the trout fishing.