Aberdeenshire anglers enjoy some great small stillwater trout fishing. Many of these lakes are set in scenic locations, offering high quality rainbow trout fishing with easy access for the visitor. Some fisheries encourage competitive fishing, while others are simply a nice place for a relaxing day out on the water.
Follow the links under each photo to find out more about each individual trout fishery, you'll find a good selection of bank fishing venues and one or two offering boat fishing too.
The tackle and tactics that you would normally use for your trout fishing should also serve you well in Aberdeenshire. Floating fly lines work well in most conditions at all the venues listed on the website and an intermediate fly line can also prove handy.
Use your favourite flies with confidence, dry flies, spiders, wet flies, nymphs, buzzers and lures will all produce good sport for you in the right conditions. The fishery owners and staff are always keen to see you enjoying a good day, so don't be afraid to ask for advice!
For those who enjoy competitions there are a number of Troutmaster Waters to visit and for those who don't, many of the fisheries are set in peaceful, scenic locations and are simply great places to relax and get away from the stresses of modern day life.
If you can't find what you are looking for on the main website, have a read through the Forum section. This is full of useful information and includes regular fishing reports from our local trout fisheries, discussions about tackle, tactics, flies, rod building, fly tying, float tubing, casting and all manner of fly fishing subjects. You will find the anglers on the forum a friendly and helpful group, so please visit the forum and join in the discussions!