Geoff and Jordan with flatfish

Unexpected catch of the day!  Our guests have come all the way from Somerset expecting to catch brown trout.  They were fishing at Esselmont Bay at the north end of the Harray Loch when the line went tight, but got a surprise when a flat fish landed at their feet!  For those of you who don't know, the Harray Loch is not directly connected to the sea so I am guessing that it lost its way to arrive so far away from salt water.  It must have travelled up through the Stenness Loch and then into Harray Loch.  

Newbigging Orkney Self Catering

A tasteful cottage located in peaceful farmland with spectacular views. Only 3 miles from local amenities and many of the historical sites are within a 15 minute drive.