Coarse fishing in Deeside
Ideally situated on the main A93 road between Banchory and Ballater sits the very scenic and popular Aboyne Loch. The loch is open all year round for local and visiting coarse fishermen.
This is a productive fishery which allows bait, spinning and fly fishing and has an excellent mixture of fish inhabiting the loch. The resident species include bream, carp, ide, perch, pike, roach and tench which will provide a variety of sport for all levels of angling skills.
It is reported that the pike weighing up to and over 30lbs are taken each year. They were originally introduced during Victorian times to provide an opportunity for novices to develop their skills and confidence in catching fish. This remains true to this day and newcomers to the sport can use it to develop their skills.
Luke Myatt with a Pike taken on a Mepps spinner at Aboyne Loch.
An orfe from Aboyne Loch