Angling and Fishing
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.
- Guidance for leaders
- Life jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet requirements (pdf 21.9 kb)
- Weil's and Lyme's Disease (pdf 20.3 kb)
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.
Continually manned rescue centres:
Aberdeen 01224 592334
Shetland 01595 692976
Grampian Police Stations
Templeton on the Green
62 Templeton Street
Tel: 0141 534 6500
Fax: 0141 534 6501
Royal Life Saving Society (UK)
Warwickshire B50 4HN
The National Game Angling Centre
Scottish Federation of Sea Anglers
Tel: 0131 3177192