Given the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the uncertainty over what restrictions may still be in place at the beginning of next year, the Management Committee have taken the decision that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) can not now be held on the planned date of Wednesday 20th January 2021.

It would be impossible, whatever rules were to be in force at that time, to guarantee the safety of Association members at such a gathering. This is an unprecedented situation, but It is hoped that an AGM may be held later in the spring if, and when, restrictions are eased sufficiently to allow it to take place. Members should check the Association’s website for any updates.

A Newsletter, Presidential Remarks, Annual Accounts, and so on, is now posted on the website: AGM-2021 (postponed) | adaa-2014 and will be distributed by email and hardcopy (for those members without email addresses) prior to 20 January.

There will be no increase in subscriptions and renewals can commence immediately after 20 January (those paying by Direct Debit do not need to do anything) on-line and at Somers.

You can submit questions via email to Management Committee members via email at up to two weeks after the scheduled AGM date (20 January). You must include your name and membership number.

Tight lines to all for 2021! Please note that from today I  (ADAA Secretary)  have a new landline number 01224 414869. There is an answer machine so please leave a message and I or someone from the Association will get back to you. My email address is still 

 All the best, Paul.

As many of you will be aware from reading the AGM Newsletter, the Association is moving on to a new communication system for our members.

As such, I am now pleased to announce the launch of the Aberdeen and District Anglers Association Group Facebook page.

This new site is open to all members and further information together on how to access the group can be found on our website. It is a fresh new venture for the Association and I am sure members will take full advantage of it and engage more with each other. So, let’s hear about your days fishing, use it as a platform to inform members on related topics, and to share your views, news, and opinions. I for one will most certainly be taking full advantage of this facility, I hope you do too!

Paul Adderton, Acting President, Aberdeen and District Angling Association


To apply follow this link:

When you click on the button to request to join, you will be prompted to agree to the rules of the group, and to enter your membership number. To qualify to join, you must have paid your membership fees for this coming season (or have a direct debit set up). This is simply to keep the group exclusively for current members, and to avoid any spam/sales accounts from attempting to join.

A few members have already pointed out that with this being a closed group for current members only – it keeps any new potential members from joining. This will be addressed in that there will be a post visible to non-members, that will inform them of the exclusivity of the group, and that should they have any questions before joining the Association, they should be directed to via message to the ADAA facebook page (, or emailed to the secretary at: .

As a reminder, the group is to be used as a place for members to socialise. It is not a place to direct questions or express opinions regarding the Association’s business to Management Committee members. As per the Constitution complaints or questions for the Association/Management Committee members should be emailed directly to the Secretary, at