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Angling Permits on the River Ythan

Scotland has a unique structure for Game fishing. Each river, or in some cases group of rivers, has a District River Board which is charged with the protection, enhancement and conservation of salmon and sea trout stocks within that district.

Proprietors contribute to the cost of running their local Board and are free to use or let out their Fishings as they see fit. (Subject to compliance with the Statutory Instruments or local agreements affecting that river). Anglers are required to hold a valid permit to fish on that proprietors section of river but do not require a Licence to fish from any other Authority.

Within the Ythan District much of the River is let to Season Ticket holders and clubs. There is often a waiting list for Club or Season Ticket holders and further advice can be given by individual Proprietors or The Board. Tel 01651 851664

Day Tickets can be purchased (subject to availability) from;

Mrs Audrey Forbes at 3 Lea Cottages, Newburgh Tel 01358 789297 for Udny and Dudwick Estate fishings in the Estuary (mainly Sea Trout)

Bruce and Partners, 23 Bridge St, Ellon Tel 01358 724405 for fishing in part of the Ellon waters
(Season Ticket may also be available)

French’s Shop at Methlick Tel 01651 806213 for fishing in part of the Haddo House Public Water at Methlick

Alldays, The Lewis, Main St, Fyvie Tel 01651 891209 for fishing around Fyvie.


M H T Andrew
Clerk to the Board


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