Kirkwall Fly Fishing Shore Excursions

If you are visiting Orkney as part of your cruise itinerary and looking for guided fly fishing while docked in Kirkwall, we have full day and half day excursions on offer.

Orkney has some of the finest wild brown trout fishing to be found in Europe, and nowhere else in the UK will you find the amount and variety of top quality trout fishing, with such easy access. Trout fishing is part of the local culture, and visiting anglers are warmly welcomed.


Fishing by boat for wild brown trout in Orkney has its own unique style - a combination of modern and traditional fly fishing techniques that can be enjoyed by anyone with basic casting skills. Your guide will take you to fish on one of the 4 main lochs on Mainland Orkney: Harray, Boardhouse, Hundland, or Swannay; his choice dependent on the prevailing conditions.

Each loch varies in character, but all have huge populations of hard fighting brown trout in the ½ lb -1½ lbs size range, and occasional bigger fish up to 4 lbs. Providing weather conditions are not extreme, excellent sport can be expected.

If you happen to be fishing on Harray, there will be time for you to stretch your legs and visit the Ring of Brodgar, just a few hundred metres from the boat moorings, while your guide sets up your boat.

If you would like to incorporate another Orkney experience into your excursion such as a short stop at a pre-historic archaeological site, our guides will be pleased to try to fit this in with the fishing.

We also offer a half day excursion to fly fish for wild brown trout. If you don't want to miss some of Orkney's other attractions, then this trip might be for you, though you will be amazed by what you can see on your way to the lochs!

All our guided fishing excursions are designed for 1-2 anglers and will be provided by a shared, local and experienced guide. For groups of 3 to 4 anglers we will provide an additional boat & fishing guide. Single anglers are welcome and can be accompanied by one non-fishing guest at no additional charge.

Our packages include pick-up from and return to your ship, tackle hire, your Orkney Trout Fishing Association membership/fishing permit and refreshments.

All our excursions are subject to availability, and advance booking is essential. For further information or to book your excursion,
please send us an enquiry.

Edinburgh - Invergordon - Kirkwall - Ullapool - Greenock