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The BRDAA, in agreement with West Grange Fishings, controls part of the fishing on the River Ericht covering some 5.5 miles of the river, on both the Blairgowrie and Rattray banks. Refer to map and rota in "About Us" for more details.

Association Membership is currently available to residents in post code areas PH10, PH11, PH12 & PH13 only.
Permits for non-members and visitors can be purchased at the two Blairgowrie tackle outlets, Kate Fleming and James Crockart (Allan Street), for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling fishing. These permits allow visitors to fish the BRDAA waters of the River Ericht and are available by Day, Week, or Season (Map Here)

The Ericht had a fish counter installed for salmon in the river above Blairgowrie for many years until the collapse of the surrounding weir, as part of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board initiative. The historical data for the river counter, up until 2010, showed the passage of what was an annually increasing amount of salmon over a 20 year period. Catches since 2010 indicate a declining salmon run as reflected by salmon catch returns from the Association members and guests.

The Association also offers members, and guests of members, the opportunity to fish on two private lochs. These are stocked throughout the year as required with rainbow, blue and brown trout ranging from two to four pounds. Fingask Loch contains rainbows, blues and natural browns. Whiteloch contains natural and stocked brown trout. (Loch map here) Fishing is with fly from boat only and is restricted by the availability of Association boats (bookable in advance by telephone or email
here). Guests must be sponsored by a member.

To minimise the risk of transferring unwanted contamination e.g. Argulus to the fish in the lochs, the Association requires that all nets and similar tackle are 'dipped' before use. Facilities are maintained at the Association boathouse to allow this when required.

For details of prices, conditions etc. for both the lochs and River Ericht fishing, please click here.
Here are the Association rules and regulations for fishing Association waters.

BRDAA is a supporter of youth angling, with members undergoing training in support of the local and national efforts of the Angling for Youth Development initiative (AFYD). Information enquiries are welcomed.


Check out the Ericht fishing weather forecast and water level before you go!

And always remember, as responsible anglers we help to keep the environment safe and tidy:



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