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Sea Trout Fishing on River Ugie Scotland

O. S. Map 30

The River Ugie is formed from the North Ugie and the South Ugie, which is impounded in its upper course to form Fedderate Reservoir. The two streams meat east of Longside and enter the sea at Peterhead. The River Ugie is a worthwhile sea trout river with a good number of salmon caught too.

Very much a spate river with its flow affected by land drainage, the main runs of sea trout appear in June, with salmon arriving later in the season, usually September and October. Once a noted sea trout river, the Ugie produces in the order of 100 salmon and 300 sea trout in a season, with salmon averaging eight pounds and sea trout two and a half pounds.

The river Ugie fishery is regulated by a local angling association, from which both season permits and day permits are available. The main river, which was in the past one of the most prolific sea trout rivers in Scotland, can be fished from the village of Longside east to the golf course bridge, near to the mouth of the river, for the most part from either bank. Access to the river is available from a number of parking areas made available by local farmers.  

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River Ugie Angling Association

There is a river restocking programme in operation for both salmon and sea trout. A TWO FISH PER DAY LIMIT is therefore in operation.

The main fisheries are:

Sea trout  May to Sept average catch 300  per annum
Salmon  July to October average catch 100  per annum

All visitors are reminded to respect farming areas and livestock.   Please refrain from leaving any litter or used fishing tackle on river bank.

Ugie Angling Association Membership Fees
 
Adult Season: 240
OAP / disabled: 140
Juniors (12 - 15) 50 (under 12s may fish without permit if accompanied by a licence holder)

Weekly and Day Permits

Weekly permit 150
Day permit 35

(Day / week permits will not be available after 30th September)

Permits are available from:

Lunar Fishing, East Quay, The Harbour, Peterhead. Tel:01779 473344

Waterside Inn, North Road, Peterhead. Tel:01779 471121

 

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Rora Pool, River Ugie near Longside

Sea Trout Fishing, River Ugie

See the website of the Ugie Angling Association

 River Ugie - Fishing Map

To view a larger scale map of a particular part of the River Ugie area click on a selected area of the map below.

River Ugie Map

The maps on this website have been reproduced with the permission of Collins Bartholomew. Please note that these maps may date back several decades. Much of the human detail will have changed but the character of the rivers and lochs, and the trout and salmon in them, will be much the same as they have always been.

In addition to the information provided here, I would recommend that anyone planning a fishing or walking trip in Scotland should equip themselves with a compass and the appropriate Ordnance Survey map. The most useful of the O.S. maps for the fisherman is the Landranger series, scale 1:50,000. For each of the lochs and rivers listed here, I have given the relevant O.S. Map number. 

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