Angling and Fishing

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There are many well known fishing rivers in the Aberdeenshire area. The coastal waters of the North East provide commercial as well as recreational and educational opportunities for individuals or groups who wish to include angling and fishing activities within their programmes.

 Sea Fishing

There are two distinct forms of sea fishing - Boat Angling and Shore Angling.

Boat Angling can take place in any craft from a small dinghy to a large charter boat. Fishing can take place from close inshore to many miles offshore. Safety precautions will vary for each area, type of craft, type of fishing, weather, tides and other factors.

Shore Angling can take place anywhere from a sandy beach to rocky cliffs. Safety precautions will vary for each venue, casting style, day/night, type of fishing, weather, tides and other factors.

The guidelines linked to above apply to shore and bank fishing and fishing from rowing boats on inland waters.

Useful Contacts

Adventure Activities Consultant

Adventure Scotland
AS Training and Consultancy
Telephone: 01479 811411

Coastguard Services

Continually manned rescue centres:
Aberdeen 01224 592334
Shetland 01595 692976

Grampian Police Stations

Tel: 101

Sport Scotland

Templeton on the Green
62 Templeton Street
G40 1DA
Tel: 0141 534 6500
Fax: 0141 534 6501

Royal Life Saving Society

Royal Life Saving Society (UK)
River House
High Street
Warwickshire B50 4HN

Scottish Anglers National Association

The National Game Angling Centre
The Pier
Loch Leven
KY13 8UF
Tel:01577 861116
Fax:01577 864769

Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers

Administration Officer
Caledonia House
South Gyle
EH12 9DG
Tel: 0131 3177192
01592 657520

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