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New memberships available from 10/1/15! See News page for 2015 rule changes!
Welcome to the
Blairgowrie Rattray and District Angling Association website.

The BRDAA controls part of the fishing on the River Ericht covering some 5.5 miles of the river, on the Blairgowrie bank.

Association Membership is currently available to local residents only.
Permits for non-members and visitors can be purchased at the two Blairgowrie tackle outlets for Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and Grayling fishing. These permits allow visitors to fish the BRDAA waters of the River Ericht (See Map Here) and are available by Day, Week, or Season       .

The Ericht had a fish counter installed for salmon in the river above Blairgowrie for some years until the collapse of the surrounding weir, as part of the Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board initiative. The historical data for the river can be seen here showing the passage of what was an annually increasing amount of salmon over a 20 year period.

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. 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. (See here for directions).

While on the boat waiting for the trout to bite, anglers may also experience wildlife, both resident of, and visiting to the lochs. It is not unusual to see various ducks, swans, herons, dabchicks, grebes, moorhens, coots, ospreys, kingfishers and other feathered visitors, as well as the occasional deer, that spend some of their time there during the different seasons.

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. The Association actively pursues a programme designed to reduce or remove any contamination of Argulus found in its waters with some measure of success.

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

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 fishing weather and forecast here, before you go!

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

DISPOSE OF ALL NYLON SAFELY - TAKE IT HOME!

 

Members with email addresses are requested to send their names and addresses to the Secretary, to help improve future communications from the Association ! Any constructive comments on the website structure or content would also be greatly appreciated to help it rapidly develop !

 

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