Fishing in Aberdeen

The River Don is reasonably well known as a salmon and sea trout river, but the reason that most anglers visit the River Don is to enjoy some excellent brown trout fishing. Explore the River Don section of the website, where you will find fishing beat information and some useful flies and tactics that will hopefully help you to tempt one of these beautiful trout.

Aberdeenshire anglers enjoy some great small still water trout fishing. Many of these lakes are set in scenic locations, offering high quality rainbow trout fishing with easy access for the visitor. Some fisheries encourage competitive fishing, while others are simply a nice place for a relaxing day out on the water.

Fishing The Fly is hosted by Mike Barrio, Mike offers a superb range of fly lines that he researches and develops in Aberdeenshire. Barrio Fly Lines are ideal for fishing our lochs and rivers and have gained an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and value for money. With their nice supple feel and very low memory, they are simply a pleasure to fish!

Aberdeen & District Angling Association


Aberdeen & District Angling Association have extensive fishing on the Rivers Dee, Don, Ythan and Feugh. Between them, these waters offer superb game fishing for Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout. Membership opens to anyone, not just residents of Aberdeen.

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Millbuies Trout Fishery

morayfly fishing

Millbuies Trout Fishery is one of Scotland's hidden gems in trout fly fisheries. Set in secluded and peaceful woodlands, it is 16 acres of superb trout fishing. Consisting of 2 lochs interconnected with depths to 10 feet and deeper to 20 feet in certain areas. It is made up of all boat, with strictly NO Bank fishing allowed.

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Mossat Trout Fishery

Mossat Trout Fishery

Situated in peaceful surroundings in a rural Aberdeenshire, you can fly fish amongst beautiful Scottish scenery and wildlife. Fly fishing is available over 3 lochs for high quality rainbow trout and brown trout. Also available is a stretch of the Mossat burn for wild Scottish brown trout.

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