Fishing Clubs and Associations in Scotland

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Scottish Fishing Clubs and Associations

Throughout Scotland there are many fishing clubs and angling associations which have been established by local anglers to manage the fishing on local lochs and rivers for the benefit of both club members and visiting anglers. These associations are instrumental in the conservation, maintenance and improvement of the fishing on the waters under their control and in making the fishing available to both local and visiting fishermen.

Here you will find details of Scottish angling clubs and associations, including information about rivers and lochs available to visiting fishermen through membership subscription or through the purchase of day or weekly permits. I invite members or secretaries of Scottish fishing clubs and associations to send relevant details to me by e-mail of your club and your fishing for inclusion on this page. See the panel below for details.


Scottish Fishing Clubs

If you are a member of, or hold an official position in, a Scottish fishing club or association and would like to be listed on this page, please send the following information to me by e-mail. Your club or association name and address, telephone number, e-mail address and website address if you have one. Please give a description (of between 150 and 250 words) of your club, its membership, the waters under your control and information about the fishing available to visiting anglers, cost of permits, where to purchase permits etc. If possible, include a photograph of a local river or loch. The aim of this page is to promote and guide visiting anglers towards reasonably priced, publicly accessible fishing in Scotland.

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Angling Clubs and Associations in Scotland


Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Improvement Association

The Aviemore Fishing Beat

The association here controls two prime sea trout beats. The upper beat, the Aviemore fishing, stretches for more than three miles of the left bank of the Spey in and around Aviemore. There are sixteen named pools, suited to a mix of fishing methods. Much of the river here is slow flowing with heavy tree cover along much of the riverbank. Many pools are best suited to worming or spinning but there are also some fine pools eminently suited to night time fly fishing. Night fly fishing begins in earnest once night temperatures begin to rise and the river level has settled to a reasonable night height, usually in early June, although sea trout will be present from late May. The most productive months for sea trout are June and July. Day and weekly permits are available in Aviemore.

For more information see Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Association

The Abernethy Fishing Beat

The lower Abernethy beat stretches for six miles, from the Millers Pool above the village of Boat of Garten down to Broomhill Bridge, below the outflow of the River Nethy. There are fifteen named pools, suited to all methods, with many excellent night fly fishing pools. Like the Aviemore beat further upriver, the best of the night sea trout fishing is throughout June and July. Historically, sea trout catches, on this beat alone, of around 1000 per season were not uncommon, with an average size of about two and a half pounds. Catches have fallen away in recent years but I suspect that this is due in large part to the much reduced fishing effort during the short summer nights, with fewer visiting anglers than in earlier times. The sea trout night fishing here can still be superb. The same applies to the Grantown association beats described below. Permits for the Abernethy association water are available at Boat of Garten Post Office.

For more information see Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Association


Strathspey Angling Improvement Association

The association, based in Grantown on Spey, controls seven miles of prime sea trout and salmon fishing on the River Spey, both above and below Grantown. The best of the salmon fishing on this part of the river is from April through May and June and again in September. The sea trout appear in May, with the best of the sea trout fishing in June and July, night catches peaking in late June and continuing through July. A good year now would see around 500 sea trout caught, averaging around two and a half pounds but, like the Abernethy beats upstream, the number of visiting anglers has declined in recent years, so the fishing effort is much reduced. This can be seen as a bonus for both local and visiting anglers, who often find themselves all alone at night on prime sea trout pools.

For more information see Spey Sea Trout Fishing


Jedforest Angling Association

J.A.A. offer all anglers the opportunity to fish beautiful stretches of the River Teviot near the historic town of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. Around 5 miles of the River Teviot, one of the major tributaries of the famous River Tweed, is available for salmon, sea-trout, brown trout and grayling angling. The association offers excellent fishing all year round. The River Teviot has good early season salmon runs with occasional fish into double figures. Grilse can be taken in the summer months. However it is the autumn runs which provide the best returns with fish in excess of 20 pounds. Grayling are particularly abundant on the Teviot and provide excellent sport throughout the autumn and winter months. Fish well in excess of 3 pounds are regularly taken and stories of "monsters" are common amongst the regular visitors who frequent the water. For those preferring the more gentle art of fly fishing the Teviot is well renowned for its wild brown trout with a good variation of streams and pools for wet and dry fishing

For trout & grayling permits call Shaws Newsagent (01835 863245) or Sanfords Country Sports shop (01835 863019). Both in the Canongate in Jedburgh.

For Salmon & sea-trout permits call Club Secretary Jim Oliver on 01835 863239.



Aberlour Angling Association

The association offers fishing on a mile and a half single bank of the River Spey at a very reasonable price of 35 per day or 200 per week, which includes Saturday free. Spinning is permitted at certain times, depending on water height. Bookings can be made via the association website, where photographs of the beat, reports on catches, conditions etc can be found.

For booking enquiries, telephone 01340 871428

or e-mail


Fochabers Angling Association

The Association has 1.3 miles of double bank fishing on the lower River Spey, about four miles from the sea. The association water is generally lightly fished by the 40 local members. Four visitor tickets are allowed per day. We have the fishing from opening day on 11th February until 10th August each year. The average size of spring salmon is around 8 or 9 lbs, but there have been a number of considerably bigger fish taken in recent years, since the nets came off. The grilse start to arrive in June and are usually in the 4 to 5lbs range. Sea trout start to arrive in ever increasing numbers from late April onwards.

For information and booking, contact:
Andy Milne
Secretary and treasurer
7 Institution Rd
IV32 7 DZ
Telephone:  01343 820259
Mobile:  07779 923323
  Prices are as follows:

February and March ... 20 per rod per day
April and May ... 25 per rod per day
June - first half ... 40 per rod per day
June - second half ... 45 per rod per day
July - first half ... 55 per rod per day
July - second half ... 65 per rod per day
August - ends 10th ... 65 per rod per day

A gillie may be arranged if required.


Upper Annandale Angling Association

Upper Annandale Angling Association has 8 miles of this 35 mile river. There is plenty of fishing available. We have one 4 mile beat north of Lockerbie and another 4 mile beat south of Moffat, mostly both banks.

In addition to the salmon and sea trout fishing, the association water offers excellent brown trout and grayling fishing, with specimen fish such as the 21 inch long grayling or the 5 pound brown trout taken in May 2006 from the Applegarth beat.

Day permits on either beat are available locally or online at FishAnnan  at a cost of 12 a day until 15th September and 30 a day from then to the end of the season on 15th November. They are also available locally.

Weekly permits are NOT available through Fishannan, but may be obtained from the Secretary in advance or through various local shops, hotels, garages etc., as with day permits. Weekly permits are 55 for six days from the start of the season to 15th September and 90 for 5 days (excludes Saturdays) after 15th September.

Contact Andy Dickson, sec/treasurer 01683 300592

E-mail for updates on conditions or for permits, or just for a chat about the fishing - evenings are best.



Oban & Lorn Angling Club

Oban and Lorn Angling Club

Formed in 1972 the club has a wealth of wild brown trout fishing in numerous hill lochs and lochans, and some larger waters. We have limited salmon & seatrout fishing on the lower River Awe, Loch Awe and Loch Nell. Arctic char may also be encountered in a number of waters. All fishing is fly only

Lochs: Dubh Mhor, Dubh Bheag, Cruaiche (Cruach Moalachy), Gully Loch, Loch a Choarainn (First loch),   Loch a Chreachain (Long loch), Loch na Sguabaich (The Puddle), Loch na Carraigeach (The Puddle), Loch an Leoid & Loch an Droighinn (Barrachander Lochs), Loch a' Chrion-doire, Lochnan Losgann, Loch a Bharrain, Loch Airigh Shamhraidh, Beinn Dearg lochan, Loch an Diamh, Loch an Mhic Churaig, Weedy loch, Sior Lochs (3 lochs) (B), Loch Awe (B), Loch Nell (B), Loch Seil (B), Loch Avich (B), Loch Nant(B)        

Charges for Trout Fishing 2009

Bank permits 6.00 - day, 12.00 - 3 day

Weekly Membership - 30    Season Membership - 60

Club boats where available (B) are free to Season and Weekly members.


Permits are available from the following:


David Graham Cycle & Tackle Shop, 11/15 Combie Street, OBAN
The Anglers Comer, 114 George Street, OBAN - Tel: 01631 566374
Awe Service Station, Bridge of Awe, TAYNUILT
Graham's Stores, Main Street, TAYNUILT
Ledaig Service Station, BENDERLOCH
John MacKinnon, Clan Cottages, KILMORE - Tel: 01631 770372

Trout from Weedy Loch 2004

Or Contact: Ritchie Robb - 07802 188963 - Email:  



Cramond Angling Club

Cramond Angling ClubCramond Angling Club has approx. 6.5 miles of the River Almond. There is plenty of fishing available, with Beat 1 available to Day Ticket holders and Beats 2 & 3 available to Season Ticket holders.

In addition to the salmon and sea trout fishing, the club water offers brown trout fishing.

Day permits on beat 1 are available locally from the Post Office at Barnton or Craftye Fishing Tackle Store at Inverleith in Edinburgh at a cost of 5 a day, Season Tickets are available at a cost of 30 per season.  Salmon and Sea Trout season runs from 1st Feb to 31st October, with the Brown Trout season from the 15th March to 6th October.

Season permits are NOT available through these outlets, but may be obtained from the Club Treasurer in advance; see the clubs website for more information and details.

Contact Mike Harle, secretary 0131 333 4775

E-mail - evenings are best.



Speymouth Angling Association

The association provide fishing for members and visitors on approximately one and a half miles of double bank fishing on the lower river. The water is generally lightly fished up until August when it can be very busy. It can fish well during the spring months depending on the water level, low levels being preferred.  July and August can be very good but again dependent on conditions. August is generally the more productive. Six salmon and six sea trout visitor's tickets are available from Monday to Saturday, at prices ranging from £5 to £60 per day.
February - May 10
June 30
July - August 60
15 Mar - 16 May 5
15 June - 26 Aug 15

Contact the secretary, Mrs Moira Brown, The Wedges, Tugnet, Spey Bay, IV32 7PJ    Tel: 01343 820703

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Badenoch Angling Association

The Association controls fishing on the River Spey from the mouth of the River Tromie to the Spey Dam at Laggan.  There is also fishing on the A86 side of Loch Laggan and part of Loch Ericht.

Association waters are covered by a protection order issued under the freshwater and salmon fisheries act.

It is illegal to commence fishing without first obtaining a permit.

Fishing is mostly brown trout with the occasional salmon. There is also some pike fishing between Lochan Uvie and Laggan.  Loch Laggan itself holds some specimen pike.​

PERMIT PRICES (incl pike)   -   Will change for 2016 will update ASAP

Season Tickets

Local Adult             35

Local Junior/Senior   15

To qualify for local season ticket anglers must have a permanent residence in the Badenoch District, have their name on the local voters roll or other written proof of residence in the area (holiday home, caravan site addresses are not acceptable).

Visitor Adult/Senior  55

Visitor Junior           25

Day Tickets

Adult                     10

Junior/Senior            8

Weekly Tickets

Adult/Senior            30

Junior                     18

Outlets to buy permits (can also buy online on our website)

Kingussie:        Paper Shop Service Sports (open during daytime only)

Newtonmore:   The Glen Hotel / The Balavil Hotel

Dalwhinnie:      Filling station

Laggan:          Gaskmore Hotel

Association Contacts




Eaglesham Angling Association

The Eaglesham Angling Association has three waters, Picketlaw reservoir, Lochgoin reservoir and the Corsehouse reservoir all with boat and bank fishing. The waters are located on the Eaglesham moors.







Run by a committee of the members for the members, the Association has been operating for over 50 year to provide excellent fly fishing for brown trout close to Glasgow.

The association is open to everyone through membership or by day ticket.

Season Tickets are:

Full Adult Membership 120 + joining fee (Age 18-65)

Adult Retired Membership 90 + joining fee( (Aged 65+)

Junior membership 20 (under 18)

Season: 15th March until 6th October

Day tickets are priced at 15, with a two fish limit per ticket. Picketlaw and Loch Goin Reservoirs only and are available from 1st May until 30th September. Day Tickets are for bank fishing only, no float tubes, no self launch boats or other craft.

You can purchase Day tickets at the following outlets:

Village Gift Company G76 0JQ Opening hours Mon to Fri, 9 - 5.30; Sat 9 - 5

Tackle and Guns, 920 Pollockshaws Rd, Glasgow, G41 2ET, tel 0141 632 2005

Web site



Haddo House Angling Club

Haddo House Angling Club can offer approximately 6 miles of prime salmon, sea trout & brown trout fishing over 3 beats on the river Ythan.



All beats have excellent deep holding pools with faster flowing stretches, this gives the angler a choice of Fly or Spinning, worming is permitted during September and October in high water conditions.

Best Sea Trout fishing is between end of May through to end of September.

Best Salmon fishing is between end of August through to end of October.

All beats have accessible car parking. The Methlick water has 3 fishing shelters.

Free casting and fishing tuition for new junior members.

Free first year membership for Juniors aged under 14

In 2017 the club waters produced 43 salmon, 73 sea trout & 109 finnock.

For information and membership:

07532 457291 or 01651 806698

For day tickets:

Cost Cutters, Methlick AB41 7DT or

Sloans Country Sports, 125-129 High St, Inverurie AB51 3QJ



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River Spey Sea Trout Fishing

Spey Sea Trout

The  salmon fishing on the River Spey is world renowned, so much so that the Spey sea trout fishing is often overlooked. However, throughout the months of June and July, the upper middle Spey beats, between Grantown and Aviemore, offer superb sea trout fishing, some of the best in the UK. More than thirteen miles of this water is managed by the two main angling associations, the Abernethy Angling Association based in Boat of Garten and the Strathspey Angling Association based in Grantown. Day and weekly permits are available for both associations. Below are some photographs of the main pools on the association beats with links to more information.

Abernethy Angling Association

Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Improvement Association

The main stretch of water comprises six miles of double bank fishing on the River Spey, stretching from the Miller's Pool above Boat of Garten to Broomhill Bridge, below the outflow of the River Nethy.

Miller's Pool


The Corner Pool


Above Lackghie bend


The Nethy Pool


The Nethy Pool from Left bank


Grantown Angling Association

Strathspey Angling Improvement Association

The Strathspey Angling Improvement Association, based in Grantown, control seven miles of excellent salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Spey, stretching from Broomhill bridge down to the Upper Castle Grant water below the old Spey bridge.






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