Welcome to the Pots and Fords Association webpage hosted on the Aberdeen and District Angling Associations website.
The Pots and Fords Association was formed in 1946. In 1947 the Aberdeen and District Angling Association was formed, and an arrangement was entered into to allow ADAA members access the Pots and Fords Fishings. A more detailed explanation about this is below in an extract from an ADAA Newsletter from Summer 1958 (apologies for the poor quality, this was rescued from the bothy following the Storm Frank flooding in 2015, early 2016). There are also further details in the ADAA Constitution.
The Pots and Fords fishings are on the River Dee on both banks from Ruthrieston burn downstream to 110 yards above the Wellington Suspension Bridge and details about rules, maps, and so on are all on the ADAA website.
As well as the history, the following is hosted on this page:
· The Pots and Fords Association Governance Arrangements
· The latest Pots and Fords AGM Minutes
Although closely affiliated with the Association the Pots and Fords Association is a autonomous body separate from the Association. Membership numbers are restricted under the terms of an agreement with the owners of the beat.
You must be an Aberdeen and District Angling Association member for at least five years.
You may then apply for membership to the Pots and Fords Secretary (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The current annual subscription is £15 (2023).
Currently the Pots and Fords Association is fully subscribed but with a reasonably short waiting list (2023). Once the usual annual period for payment of fees is over the Pots and Fords Secretary will know if any vacancies have arisen and will communicate with those to be invited to join at that time.
It will likely be a couple of years or more at least before new applicants come up to the top of the list as turnover of membership is extremely low.
Aberdeen and District Angling Association members may also purchase for a nominal cost daily permits, either online, or at Somers Fishing Tackle shop.
Paul Toseland, Secretary, Pots and Fords Association