Sea Trout Fishing on River Ugie
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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.
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.
Grays of Kilsyth