For a feature on Artloch click Here
On the A920 Huntly to Dufftown road, stocked with rainbows at 2lbs with resident browns to 10lbs.
Artloch Fishery, Longhill, Huntly,
Aberdeenshire, AB54 4XA. Call 01466 799415, mobile 07870651368.
Google Map Reference 57.449698, -2.868793
Braeside Trout Fishery
2.5 acre fly only fishery at Boddam near Peterhead stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout and brownies, maximum 20 rods.
Permits include catch and release and there are discounts for juniors, seniors and disabled persons.
Call 01779 473903.
Google Map Reference 57.464788, -1.805490
Delgatie CastleTrout Fishery
Fishing in a 4 acre loch within the castle grounds for rainbows from 1.8lbs to double figures and resident brown trout. Boat hire, float tubes and pontoon boat available for hire..
Contact Delgatie Trout Fishery, Turiff, AB53 5TD, call 01888 563479.
Google Map Reference 57.544044, -2.412089
4 lochs covering 13 acres. Stocked daily with fish fish from their own fish farm between 2 to 4lbs with many bigger fish to doubles present, 6 miles from Huntly near Inverkeithny.
Call 01466 730266. 01466 730266.
Google Map Reference 57.504058, -2.627611
Glen Tannar Loch fishery near Aboyne is a secluded tree lined loch for fly fishing only.
Stocked with rainbows the fishing is from boats with 2 rods per boat.
Brownies are C & R.
Sessions are 9 -5 and 5 -10.
Call 01339 886451
Google Map reference 57.048764, -2.867523
Haddo House Trout Fishery
Beautiful 5 acre fishery in the grounds of Haddo House near Methlick rated as a quality fly fishing water. Bank, boat (19' clinker built boats) and float tubes available with a limit of ten bank rods. Stocked with Brown trout, rainbow trout and blues, best rainbow 16lbs 14ozs. Permits; Day, 4 hours, 6 hour and all day catch and release. Mains of Keithfield, Near Methlick, Aberdeenshire AB41 7HJ.
Call 07894835232 / 01464 871325
Google Map Reference 57.402959, -2.220386
Loch Insch Fishery
Closed for what looks like a major redevelopment. No information as yet but suggested that it would have reopened spring 2018.
Google Map Reference 57.364626,-2.596250
3 fly fishing and 2 bait ponds lochs totalling 14 acres on this well stocked fishery with fish up to 20lb. They raise their own stock in s "stream Pond" ensuring they are exercised and fit.
One sunny February day I popped in for a spot of fishing only to find 60% of the loch covered in ice. I nearly went home then I saw a fish move and decided to have a go. I got my two fish and several good takes and runs, surprising given the conditions.
The fish were so keen they were actually smashing through the thin ice to get at the few flies that were around!
A good lodge and much more on offer here for the family and angler. One pond is even cleverly shape to look like a leaping fish from the air.
Contact Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 0DZ.
Call 01651 872000.
Google Map reference 57.334661, -2.354389
20 minute from Aberdeen on the Echt road. Excellent fishery with 3 ponds totalling 12 acres, stocked with Rainbows, Blues and Brown Trout.
There is a lodge, toilet faciliy and you get free tea and coffe.
Contact Midmar Fishery, Bogindhu, Midmar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7ND
Call 01330 833298.
Google Map Reference 57.157562, -2.502995
Mill of Elrick Fishery
Near Auchnagatt, stocked with rainbows and brown trout
Call 01358 701625.
Google Map reference 57.455894, -2.108763
Mill of Strachan Fishery
Near Banchory adjacent to the Feughside Inn consists of 2 lochs totalling 8 acres. Both loch are fly only. Discounts for juniors.
Stocked with rainbows, browns and brook trout.
Call 01330 850575.
Google Map reference 57.019171, -2.583847
Mossat Trout Fishery
2.5 acres with three ponds stocked with mainly rainbows and brown trout with some blues and brook trout, fish range from 1.5 to 15lbs. Nice little fishery where you have to stop when the osprey arrives to do a bit of fishing.
They also have fishing for wild browns on the Mossat Burn.
Buzzers, hoppers, GRHE gold heads do well.
Contact Mossat Fishery, Little Bridgend Farm, nr Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8PL, call 01464 861000.
Google Map reference 57.265147, -2.875049
Raemoir Trout Fishery
3 interlinked lochs totalling 6 acres stocked mostly with rainbows but also containing blues, browns and tigers. One mile outside Banchory on the A980 road to Torphins.
Call 01330 820092.
Google Map reference 57.069154, -2.503370