Whether it be angling around the West Coast of the island of Hoy in the shadow of "The Old Man of Hoy" and the highest vertical sea cliffs in Britain, wreck fishing in Scapa Flow or venturing to the deep waters of the Pentland Firth, there is sea angling for everyone.Fishing or leisure trips are arranged subject to there being a minimum of 5 persons available. The boat may be chartered on a daily basis, with qualified OISAA own skipper, provided that dates do not overlap organised competitions. Junior anglers are welcome and every assistance is given. Rods and tackle are available. Charters may be booked in advance. Sailings are subject to weather conditions prevailing on the day. See below for more information about m.v Welcome Home.
The m.v "Welcome Home" is owned and operated by the Orkney Islands Sea Angling Association. Operating from Stromness, Orkney for fishing, bird & seal watching and pleasure trips. 12.5 m. in Length, Beam 3.8 m. Powered by 160 H.P diesel engine. Built in Ireland in 1976 as a trawler and converted by the Association in 1998 to accommodate up to 12 anglers. There is a cabin below deck with table and seating and a loo behind the wheelhouse. Full safety compliance with MCA standards. 2 VHF radios, radar, GPS and echo sounder complete the equipment.
More information about travel and accommodation can be found by clicking http://www.orkneycommunities.co.uk/ANGLINGORKNEY/index.asp?pageid=569"> size=2>here.
Here is the 'Welcome Home' fishing with a full 12 anglers in the 2005 Scottish Open Championships.
Heading out to Hoy for good fishing.
Heading back to Hoy from the 'Deep'.
The Old Man (of Hoy!)
Welcome Home fishing in 2006 Scottish Open Championships.
Fighting The Whopper