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SHETLAND FLAGWelcome to the home page of the Shetland Association of Sea Anglers

Stategically situated in the heart of Northern Europe's richest fishing grounds, Shetland offers a world class venue for Sea Angling and is home of the famous Viking Festival Competition which is fished over 4 days in late August each year.

The Shetland Association of Sea Anglers regulates competition Sea Angling for the various clubs that participate in regular S.A.S.A competitions across the island and also serves to ensure that the sport of Sea Angling across Shetland is widely enjoyed by many.

Sea Angling In Shetland consists mostly of rough ground drift fishing for Cod and Ling with Pollack caught closer in or over the shelves.

There are also species such as Torsk and Wolf Fish (CAT) which migrate into our waters at certian times of year.

Around the island, there is clean and mixed ground fishing for flat fish and species such as Skate Haddock and Whiting. Dogfish are always likely to appear and it is not uncommon to find a Conger eel on the end of your line.

Depending on weather, the various wrecks around the islands are sometimes accessable where fish are often taken in double figures.

Shore Angling in strategic areas around the island offers some fantastic deep water shelf areas and clean ground venues.

There are a few charter vessels operating from Shetland which offer fishing at wrecks and deep water reefs at competitive prices.

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Robert McMillan with his new Shetland and Scottish Record Turbot. The fish weighed in at 29lb 12oz and smashed the previous scottish record by 3lb 11oz

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Howard Foster bagged this nice pair of Cod weighing 33lb and 22lb at the same time on a recent trip aboard John Keggie's Oberon.

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If Sea Angling is your thing, come and visit us, you will not be disappointed!