Fishing Seasons and Permits

Season Dates

Salmon and Sea Trout seasons open on 11th February to 31st October inclusive.

Brown Trout opens on 1st April to 30th September inclusive.

Fishing Locations

Alford - River Don – along its right bank from Montgarrie Bridge at Alford to approx 100 metres below the confluence with the Buckie Burn, as indicated by Council markers approx 2.5 kilometres – along its left bank from Waterside Sawmill to Bridge of Alford, approx 900 metres as indicated by Council markers

Inverurie - River Ury – along its southern or right bank from its confluence with the River Don to the town boundary near Howford Bridge (on road B9001) and on it's northern or left bank from the B9001 down to the B9170 a total of approximately 6.7 kilometres

Inverurie – River Don – along its northern or left bank from its confluence with the River Ury to Polinar Burn approx 3 kilometres.  also along its southern or right bank from the new by-pass bridge to the old road bridge (approx metres) 

Kintore – River Don – along its left bank from the northern to the southern boundary of the former burgh as indicated by markers approximately 1 kilometre.

Note – The “left” and “right” is determined facing of page

Permit Conditions

It is the responsibility of the angler to read and adhere to the conditions for Brown Trout. No Fishing on Sundays except for Brown Trout on all beats.

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Permit Outlets

Daily, weekly and season permits for all of the fishings are available from the outlets below. A Rover Permit is also available and gives access to all four beats (two at Alford) at a special rate. A sketch map showing the fishing limits etc is available from these outlets on request.


Sloan International Ltd, 125 - 129 High Street, Inverurie AB51 3QJ 01467 625181

Kintore Post Office, Northern Road, Kintore AB51 0YL 01467 632201

W & R Murray, 27 Main Street, Alford AB33 8QA 019755 62366  

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Permit Charges 2017

Please note all charges are inclusive of VAT.


  Resident Non Resident
Adult     £132.00  £202.80
*Young People £66.00 £102.00
**Senior £66.00 £102.00
Disabled £66.00 £102.00


  Resident Non Resident
Weekly Not available £182.40
Season £243.60 £304.80
*Season Young People £122.40 £148.80
**Senior £122.40 £148.80
Disabled £122.40 £148.80


  Resident Non Resident
Adult £36.00 £43.20
*Young People £18.00 £21.60
**Seniors £18.00 £21.60
Disabled £18.00 £21.60

BROWN TROUT ONLY- Daily April to September (inclusive)

  Resident Non Resident
Adult £18.00 £18.00
*Young People £7.20 £7.20
**Senior £10.80 £10.80
Disabled £10.80 £10.80

Discounts for 'Catch and Release' only salmon and sea trout permits are available as follows - a reduction of £10 on season permits and from 1st June, a reduction of £5 for day permits and £10 for week permits. Concession permits at half this rate ( N.B. All reductions are including VAT).

Please Note:

  • top of page* Young People concession - customers under 16 years of age
  • ** Senior concession - customers over 60 years of age

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