An Angling Association Serving the Northeast of Scotland
Existing member subscriptions due by Feb 28
Please renew your membership for season 2014 by February 28th. You can pay your annual subscription in Somers' tackle shop, or with the on-line payment system http://www.adaasales.co.uk/shop/shop.asp
Join the ADAA today!
Apply now and become an ADAA member for season 2014.
We are accepting new members for season 2014, with no waiting list. Apply today and you can soon enjoy over 30 miles of river and stillwater fishing. Membership is available to anglers of all ages residing within a 25 mile radius of Aberdeen.
Use our on-line application form at http://adaa.org.uk/applicationForm.php now!
Being a member of the ADAA provides endless angling opportunities at extremely good value for money. You get access to affordable angling on over 30 miles of our owned and leased water which has some of the best salmon and trout fishing in Scotland if not the UK, including:
You join over 1,000 members who already enjoy the benefits membership brings.
Scottish Ladies Fly Fishing Internationals
The SANA Ladies encourage lady anglers to participate in fishing events & clubs. Here's a flyer for two qualifying events for next year’s Internationals, and lady anglers of all abilities are invited to participate.
Catch and Release
The Association of Salmon Fishery Board and others have produced some simple and clear guidance for anglers who intend to release fish. This has been prompted by evidence of some poor handling techniques, ie images of fish on the web, in magazines and of course witnessed on the riverbank. You can read it or download it here
Water Heights (24 Feb)
A new Dee river height gauge for Garthdee has been added here and on the water conditions link on the left menu
Fly Calendar (23 Feb)
Remember the excellent joint BAA/ ADAA fly calendar can be downloaded here
Dee Scale Sampling 2010
The latest River Dee scale sampling report can be read Here
A video of the ADAA's Parkhill loch. One of the many excellent fishing opportunities when you join.
Feb 2014 - SNFLL newsletter
Golden Games, June 14
The ADAA participated in the Council's Golden Games programme by hosting a fly fishing event at Drumoak. The Golden Games is 3 days of events for the over 65s, and our report is here.
River Dee Promotional Film
The recently completed River Dee Beats promotional film is available on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXe1PqJFpg
Courtesy of Ken Reid at FishDee
ADAA Altries and Lower Drum offer 2013
The ADAA members have been offered discounted fishings on the Altries and Lower Drum beat on the River Dee. The cost to Association members will be £35 per day.
This is a 6 rod beat on the lower Dee, opposite and below Tilbouries. Rods may be booked up to 7 days in advance.
To book rods, please check availability on Fishdee, if there are spare rods showing for your chosen date then please phone the Ghillie, Kevin Fleming on 07967098338.
Ghillie will show you onto the beat and open hut, but may not be available all day, due to other commitments.
ALL MONIES MUST BE PAID ON ARRIVAL TO THE BEAT, PRIOR TO FISHING!!
Dee Opening 2013
Commemorative Painting of River Dee Opening Celebrating the 150th Birthday of the River Dee Board
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board, Howard Butterworth attended the River Dee opening ceremony at Ballogie, beside Potarch Bridge, and has produced a commemorative painting of the occasion. Howard has very kindly decided to produce a limited run of 100 numbered high quality Giclee images of the painting which are available to purchase for £100 excluding vat. The image can be viewed and purchased through Howard’s website link http://www.butterworthpaintings.co.u...mony_2013.html
Every purchase will see a £25 donation to The River Dee Trust. I would urge anglers to snap up this truly fine piece of artwork, as Howard has done a fabulous job in capturing the moment Stalwart of the River Dee, Mr Alastair Hume performing the ceremonial cast to the large assembled audience. It’s an iconic image and one that will have tremendous appeal to a great many people.
I am sure many supporters of the River Dee should know the River Dee Trust has launched a spring raffle where tickets are on sale in fishing huts, Orvis in Banchory, the Tor Na Coille Hotel and Potarch Hotel, with some very nice prizes to be won. Raffle tickets can also be purchased online at www.riverdee.org.uk
This item was reproduced courtesy of FishDee.
Alastair Hume honoured for services to the Dee
Press release from Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board (31 Jan 2013)
The start of the 2013 salmon fishing season on the River Dee was celebrated on Friday February 1st with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge. Alastair Hume, elder statesman of the Dee, who in several capacities has given over 60 years’ service to the river, was the guest of honour and formally opened the season.
2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board (DDSFB), which has the responsibility for conserving and improving stocks in one of Europe’s most renowned salmon rivers.
Mark Bilsby, River Director of the DDSFB and the River Dee Trust, said: “Whilst we are very proud of our past achievements and 150 years of the Board’s stewardship of the Dee’s salmon stocks, our focus now is very much on the future. Rod catches of salmon continue to improve after a difficult period at the turn of the millennium. The Dee’s catch for 2012 – 7,854 salmon – has placed us in the top three of the league table of Scotland’s rivers. The Dee’s resurgence is testimony to the conservation and environmental improvement policies we have enacted in recent years, not least our conservation code and emphasis on bio-security”.
Please read the full press release at http://www.adaa.org.uk/news/2013/Hume-DDSFB-150yrs.php
ADAA members to represent Scotland in 2013
Congratulations to ADAA members Mike Cordiner, Richard McHattie and Kenny Riddell who have been chosen to represent Team Scotland at international fly fishing events in 2013. The anglers earned their places through competing in The Scottish Fly Fishing League (SNFFL), finishing first, third and eight resepectively in the final league reckonings.
Scottish international Anglers Mike Cordiner, Kenny Riddell and Richard McHattie
They will be competing in Slovakia and Norway, topping off a successful year of competitions.
Read the full story at http://www.adaa.org.uk/news/2012/2012-RiverInternationals.php
Previous web site stories --Here