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Aberdeenshire Council

Fishing on 4 beats of the Don for which season, week and day tickets are available. There are two beats at Alford, and beats at Inverurie (including fishing on the river Urie) and at Kintore offering a wide range of fishing water. There is some great fly fishing water in Alford and Inverurie. For full details of where to obtain permits log on to: Aberdeenshire Council Water Google Map Reference points :Alford; 57.242577, -2.693746 & 57.242856, -2.729537 Inverurie; 57.274404, -2.379575 Kintore; 57.235990, -2.339556

Aberdeen and District Angling Association

There are angling associations and there is ADAA. I doubt any club in the land can boast so much prime fishing on the Dee, Don and Ythan. There is so much going with ADAA extending services and support to it's members in a way few clubs do or can do.

Visitors can have day and week tickets as well as a Roving tickets that gives access to Upper and Lower Parkhill and Upper and Lower Fintry on the Don and the Methlick beat on the Ythan.


Midchingle, Pots and Ford, Garthdee, Banchory Devenick and on the river Feugh.


Cruives, Fintry, Kemnay, Parkhill, Netherdon, Ythan - Methlick, Machar Pool, Arlethen.

Google Map Reference Parkhill 57.217743, -2.183916 Fintry; 57.233447, -2.271464

Aberfeldy Angling Club

Fishing on the Tay for trout and grayling, permits Wade Newsagents Aberfeldy, 01887 820397. Google Map Reference 56.621735, -3.867248

Aberlour Angling Club

Salmon fishing on the river Spey, day and week tickets available, call 01340 871599. Google Map Reference 57.475048, -3.217016

Abernethy Angling Improvement Association

Abernethy Angling Improvement Association, 6 miles of double bank fishing with 15 named pools from Broomhill Bridge to just above Boat of Garten. Catch returns in 2006 were some 750 sea trout and 139 salmon, best sea trout 7lbs and best salmon 15lbs. Permits from Boat of Garten Post Office. The club have installed wheel chair access to the Nethy Pool with concrete stands. I believe disabled anglers can fish at this location free of charge. AAIA have merged with the Aviemore Angling Improvement Association and now offer fishing on 4 miles single bank around Aviemore and trout fishing on Avielochan. There are some impressive returns from this water including a 14.5lb brown trout. Permits from Aviemore Newsagents, Rothiemurchus Farm Shop or Cairngorm Mountain Sports both in Aviemore. Google Map Reference 57.250452, -3.747565

Achnasheen Angling Club

Not a lot to say about this club, all I can find is that is next to Loch a Chroisg in Ross-shire. Contact Ledgowen Lodge Hotel, call 01445 720252. Google Map Reference 57.578699, -5.079023

Alness Angling Club

Beats on the upper and lower Alness.10 miles of fishing, the river produces 200 to 300 fish per annum. Google Map Reference 57.696144, -4.259073

Alan Water AIA

The Association offers day tickets fishing on 15 miles of the Allan Water for salmon, sea trout and brown trout. Beats extend from Sheriffmuir down to below Bridge of Alan. A small river with good runs of fish especially from June and in the back end, a good 10 ft rod would be sufficient.
Permits can be ordered on line or obtained from Angling Active in Stirling.
Google Map reference for Bridge of Allan 56.156167 -3.951553

Airdrie and District Angling Club

Fishing for wild and stocked browns, rainbows and blues on a 354 acre loch. Once the biggest reservoir in the world when built between 1797 and 99 (it has matured a bit) it averages just 7 feet in depth. There is a very smart lodge just off the A89 where you can buy permits.

Fishing methods include fly, bait and spinning. 6 boats available fly fishing only. With 5 miles of bank there is room to roam. Early season they recommend black fritz and tadpoles, June, July sedges. Permits can also be bought at Sunny Convenience Store in Caldercruix and from the Airdrie Angling Centre, 3 Forrest St, Airdrie. Google Map Reference 55.866504, -3.963002

Assynt Angling Club

The Assynt Angling Club and 8 local landowner have joined together to offer access to 150 lochs in the area including 20 with boats. The fishing is for wild brown trout and ferox with 5 lochs offering salmon and sea trout fishing. Trout average 6 to 12 ounces with a few fish over the 4lb mark taken every year. This is fishing in the raw, no stockies. Permits from a number of sources in the area with no extra charge for the salmon and sea trout fishing. For more information log on to www.assyntangling.co.uk Google Map Reference 58.173783, -5.035965

Avon Angling Club

18 miles of fishing for salmon, sea trout, trout and grayling on this river Clyde tributary. Inexpensive annual tickets for trout and grayling. Call 01698 791436 for information, permits from tackle shops in the area. Google Map Reference 55.777396, -4.018072

Avon Bank Fishing Club

Millhall Reservoir, 8 acres of fishing, boat and bank, parking for disabled persons near the boathouse. Stocked with rainbows and golden trout from 2lb to 15lb with many double figure fish taken each year. There is a resident population of brown trout. Contact Avon Bank Fishing Club, Millhall Reservoir, Old Polmont, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK20 0YO. Call 01324 714190. Google Map Reference 55.777396, -4.018072

Ayr Angling Club

The river Ayr rises near New Cumnock and flows 39 mile to the sea at Ayr. It has a very large catchment area and as a result spates tend to last for days. Fishing is at its best from July through to October with an average of 500 fish taken each year, the best of the fishing is in Sept and Oct. The river is mostly controlled by angling clubs and permits are available from Gamesport Tackle Shop, 60, Sandgate in Ayr 01292 262822. Ayr Angling Club have fishing available contact the club secretary Andy Cannell on 01292 268633. Google Map Reference 55.459544, -4.622663