Membership 2019

MEMBERSHIP of the OTFA is the most active way for the individual angler to support the essential work of conservation and preservation of the trout fishing in Orkney. For a nominal sum of money, local and visiting anglers may use all the facilities of the Association and also ensure the future of some of the best wild trout fishing available.

For the 2019 season anglers may join/renew their OTFA subscription online. Site keys, boat tags, annual competition programme and visiting angler brochure if required, will still be available for collection from W. Shearer, Victoria St, Kirkwall and W.S. Sinclair, John St, Stromness on the production of a membership payment receipt.

Following the 2019 AGM the annual subscriptions for this season remain as per 2018

Subscription Rates 2019
Full Members £30.00
Visiting Angler £20.00
Local Disabled / OAP Concessionary (local anglers only) £15.00
Juniors (school attendee) £5.00

“Please note keys are not being changed this year and will not be so in future. Last year’s key will still fit all site padlocks and door locks. Replacement/spare keys, if required. can be purchased from W.S.Sinclair’s in Stromness and William Shearer’s in Kirkwall”

Boat registration Details:
When joining the association members will pay the subscription fee of £2.00 for the first boat owned and a fee of £10.00 for each additional boat owned. A numbered registration tag , will be issued. Members are advised to fix the tag to  the bow of their boat before placing on the Association Sites.

Entry fees for each competition is Fly: £4.50, Brodgar League: £3.00 (Junior and concession £2.00) “Concessionary members (OAP 65+, and disabled) may pay the season’s Fly and Brodgar League combined annual subscription and competition entry fees of £39 for Fly competitions and £29 for the Brodgar League”.

and must be paid on entry at

W. Shearer, Victoria St.Kirkwall, or W S Sinclair, John St., Stromness.
Competitors may pay the season's Fly and Brodgar League competition entry fees prior to the start of competitions. Full members may pay the combined sum of : £84.00 for Fly competitions and £51.00 for Brodgar League competitions (including subscriptions)

2019 subscriptions will be available from
Merkister Hotel, Harray
W. S. Sinclair, Tackle Shop, Stromness
William Shearer, Victoria St. Kirkwall

For further information contact:

Malcolm Russell
Heddle Road,
Orkney KW17 2EG

Tel: 01856 761586


Boat Hire on Orkney Lochs

Recently we have been receiving a number of enquiries regarding boat hire on the Orkney Lochs. Over the past few seasons the number of local land owners making boat hire available has decreased probably due to the rising costs involved in offering this service.
Local OTFA members in general do not hire out their own boats, engines and equipment but a few local anglers offer a ghillie service with boats and motors on all the lochs but again do not advertise and rely on word of mouth. The aforementioned if by far your safest option and should guarantee excellent boats, motors and fishing – but comes at a price.

If you would like to email Jim Adams direct by clicking here or through the web site
contact form
he can put you in touch with a local ghillie

To our knowledge the following are at present hiring boats on our lochs:

Harray Loch: Merkister Hotel, telephone: 01856 771366

Boardhouse: Barony Hotel, telephone 01856 721327 or
Mr W Hay, telephone 01856 841722

Hundland: Mr R.Hourston, telephone: 01856 721275
Jim Sinclair, telephone 01856 771257

Swannay: Mr R Breck, telephone: 01856 721281