Aberdeen District and Angling Association

Aberdeen District and Angling Association

Aberdeen District and Angling Association

Ardlethen Beat
This beat on the lower Ythan, is located a few miles west of Ellon.

Banchory Devenick and Garthdee Beat
These two beats on the lower River Dee are mainly opposite each other and can be very productive from June onwards.
salmon and sea trout are the main species fished for. With a few salmon in the low 20s taken most seasons. But you never know a 30-40lb fish maybe passing. The sea trout fishing starts around May. Late evening and early morning tend to be the best times. Fish up to 6lb are not that uncommon but most are around the 2-3lb mark. Finnock and brown trout are also taken but most anglers don’t fish for these fish and are taken mostly by accident.

Cruives Beat
The beat extends approx.two and a half miles. This is predominantly a low water beat with six main pools, Snuffies, Benzies, The Scaper, The Smiddy, The Bailey Bridge pool and Bakers. Practically every other ‘fishy’ looking bit of water in between these pools can produce salmon from time to time though.

River Feugh Beat
North Bank from marker beside roadside opposite Feughside Inn ( 6 miles from Banchory on the Feughside Road) to marker 2980 yd’s downstream.

Lower Fintray
North bank from Logie Farm downstream to the walled garden halfway down Glebe pool.

Upper Fintray
North bank from Newmill Burn downstream for 2900 yds. to marker post.

Kemnay Beat
This is definitely a beat that fishes best for salmon in a big water. Much of the water is quite sluggish and not very many of the pools are what is imagined when thinking of classic salmon water. When the water is up by a foot or so though, the beat adopts a totally new character and most of the pools assume a distinctly ‘fishy’ look. This is our one beat on the River Don where truly wild brownies can be caught.

Machar Pool Beat
On the lower River Ythan this is a short tidal section between Ellon and Newburgh, some 900 to 1000 metres long, from Logie Buchan Bridge, downstream to the shallow water at the Machar Ford.

Methlick Beat
This beat on the middle Ythan starts a few hundred metres above the road bridge in Methlick and stretches upstream on the North bank for approximately 3500 metres.

Midchingle Beat
River Ythan from Victoria Bridge upstream to 110yds. above Wellington Suspension Bridge. Both banks.

Netherdon Beat
Netherdon fishing’s is the first Beat of any significance on the River Don. It stretches from the end of The Cruives Fishing’s and starts adjacent to Seaton Park and can be fished both banks from its start to the river mouth at the sea and although tidal, the beat has some fine fishing throughout the Season.

Parkhill Beat
Here we are indeed fortunate, having salmon, brown trout and sea trout.

Pots and Fords Beat
From Ruthrieston burn downstream to 110yds. above Wellington Suspension Bridge. Both banks.
Permit required. Limited to 10 per day. (permits available from Somers)
Fly only.

Membership  is restricted to people residing within 25 miles from Aberdeen. Limited numbers of Country Members Season tickets are available.

Visitor Day Tickets for salmon and sea trout are currently available or a weekly (seven days excluding Sunday) “Roving” ticket covering:
• Upper and Lower Parkhill, on the Don
• Upper and Lower Fintray on the River Don
• Kemnay on the River Don
• Belmuir and Methlick beats on the River Ythan

Daily brown trout visitor permits are also available covering the same waters on the Don while a weekly (seven days, Fishing on Sunday only permitted at Lower Parkhill) “roving ” permit is also available.

Daily rainbow trout fishing permits are also available at the Loch of Loirston.

Day tickets and permits are available online at http://www.adaasales.co.uk/welcome.asp

Somers Fishing Tackle, 13 Bon Accord Street , Aberdeen, AB11 6DP
Tel: 01224 210008

Bill Bains Fishing Tackle Shop, 419 George St, Aberdeen, AB25 1ER,
Tel: 01224 625161

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1 comment to Aberdeen District and Angling Association

  • I appreciate a lot this post about the best places for fishing in Aberdeen and its vicinities. I usually go to fishing with my son, but to be frank I haven’t heard some of this places…My holidays are around the corner..

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