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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




Members and intending members are advised the following measures are now place by the OTFA further to instruction from the Scottish and UK Governments on 29th March 2020 in relation to the Corona Virus epidemic:-


  • All membership for the 2020 season is cancelled. Sub-books will be recalled and the online membership facility on our website 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. 


  •  " Avoid non-essential travel - Boats should not be taken to or removed from our sites until Government instructions permit"
  • Site huts will remain closed and must not be used.
  • Padlocks will be removed from site gates and the sites will be open.


  • 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.

The OTFA deeply regret having to take the above measures but acknowledge that this is done in the best interest of everyone. We are in effect closed for the season but hopefully, when this terrible virus abates, we can resume is some way. In the meantime, please stay safe and well.
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.

A message from to potential visitors:
Please stay at home.

Given the potential impact of COVID-19 on our community, its health services and resources, we are now actively discouraging visits to Orkney. Although we know that visiting the islands just now could be very appealing, we strongly urge you to follow Government advice to stay at home and minimise non-essential travel.

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OTFA annual dinner and presentation of prizes

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