Haddo House Angling Club offers approximately 4 miles of prime salmon and sea trout water on the river Ythan with pristine banks and brilliant access and easy fishing.
Although a club, HHAC is very lightly fished. All three beats fish very well after a spate. Fishing is mainly from the Right Bank. Visiting anglers are always made to feel very welcome, with club members actively encouraged to assist with providing information on all aspects.
HHAC really comes alive from June onward for Sea Trout given a little rain and at the back end of the season with impressive numbers of salmon taken versus number of rods fishing. Haddo feel that October is often Haddo's most productive month, when many other fisheries have closed for the season. Haddo fishes up until 31st October.
The topmost beat is known is the Methlick beat and comprises of single bank fishing. It is on the right hand bank from Waterloo Bridge down stream to Tanglandford bridge. The Bellmuir beat is incorporated into this on the left hand bank from the Methlick bridge downstream to a double fence just upstream of and on the opposite bank from where the Kelly burn joins the river.and The lower beat is called The Tarves water. The Tarves water was originally reserved for guests of Haddo House, but is now being managed by Haddo House Angling Club. It extends, on the right hand bank, from Tanglandford bridge down to just below the hamlet of Ythanbank.
All beats can be very productive,
The Methlick, Bellmuir and Tarves waters fish better in a dropping water, these beats have a mixture of deep pools and faster water which is excellent for fly fishing.
August, September and October are especially good, Salmon of over 20lbs are recorded most years, the local Ythan View Hotel has a photograph of a 38 lb fish taken on the Ythan.
Spinning is allowed, worming is only permitted in October.
Why you need to fish here
Haddo House Angling Club has approximately 6 miles of water, this includes 3 contiguous beats on the spectacular River Ythan, all of which are within the middle or upper section of the river.