Laurencekirk & District Angling Association

Established 1958

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The Associations Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at the Venue High Street Laurencekirk. Meeting to commence at 7-30pm.

Covid restrictions in force on this date will apply.

National Adult Salmon Sampling Project

The Esk District Salmon Fishery Board and Marine Scotland Science in Montrose are engaged in a project with certain beats to sample salmon caught by anglers on the North and South Esks. 

As part of the sampling, a small number of fish will be anaesthetised to allow more detailed sampling.  Fish that have been anaesthetised must not be eaten due to the toxic nature of the anaesthetic, and these fish will be marked using floy tags (see attached photo), a small strip of plastic injected into the back of the salmon near the dorsal fin.

 Please note any floy-tagged fish are NOT to be consumed if they have to be killed. 


Changes to fishings

The association have entered into an agreement with the MacPhie's at Glenbervie House to suspend fishing from the Knockhill bridge down steam on both banks for about 3/4 of a mile, fishing will resume about half a mile above the railway viaduct at Mondynes.
New signs are being made to mark all the association's boundaries (see below), just follow the direction of the finger on the sign
Should any members have any query about the new restriction please contact the secretary.

Our map of the Bervie fishings has been updated to reflect the above.


New sign

Whatsapp Group

A new Whatsapp group has been created for LDAA members only.
It is called LDAA Discussion
Members can enquire in real time via the app as to how our waters are fishing where hotspots are and best flies or lures to use.
To be added to the  Whatsapp Group please contact Ian Strachan on  Mobile No 07894316920
Please note he will need your membership number before he can add you to the group.

Esk District Conservation Policy

Could all members please read the attached recomendations.
Conservation Policy

Season 2021  Membership

Membership cards for the new season are now available from Mearns Hardware High Str Laurencekirk.
Prices are the same as last year.
If anyone would rather apply for membership by Bank transfer or post please let me know.
I can be contacted by email at or by phone on 07585633127
Season for Salmon and Seatrout runs from 16th Feb to 31st October inclusive on the Luther
and 25th Feb to 31st October inclusive on the Bervie
Season for Brown  trout runs from 15th March to 30th September inclusive

Season 2020 recap

The last few weeks of the season produced some good fish for those willing to put in the fishing hours. Ian Strachan has certainly done that and his efforts have been well rewarded. His returns for the season  are 3 Grilse and  6 Seatrout from the Luther and 10 Salmon and Grilse plus 2 Seatrout from the Bervie biggest Salmon was 19lbs.

Ian with a cracking fish off the Bervie

Not to be outdone Graham Strachan was also picking up a few fish when he had the chance to get out.

Graham with one of his fish.

New nember, David Paul had a crackin broonie from the Bervie at Mill of Garvock. Estimated at 1-1/2lbs it took a Tasmanian Devil lure. The fish was safely returned to the water.

One of our new members Craig McLaren caught his first salmon yesterday 26/9 on the Bervie at  Mill of Garvock. The fish took a Tasmanian Devil lure and weighed approx 5lbs  Craig went to extreme measures to land the fish having to jump in to the river to play it  (well he fell in actually)  The fish was safely released after all the excitement.
See pics below.

Some of the catches from 2019 Season can be viewed here Gallery



Association Rules and Maps
A copy of the Association rules plus maps of the available fishings can be downloaded by clicking the link below

Association Rules and Maps

Luther Water Parking Places

Bervie Water Parking Places

Pert Fishings
Orkney Trout Fishing
Scottish Lochs Survey
Esk Rivers Fishery Trust

Outing Dates 2021

Due to late cancellations in previous years it has been decided to advertise our outings via Whatsapp approx 2 weeks before the date anyone wishing to attend an outing should reply to the secretary via whatsapp or e-mail  so that he knows how many boats to book

Links to venues

North Esk

We have access to the Pert Fishings on the North Esk . LDAA Members can book fishing if a rod is available throughout the season.Bookings must be applied for via the Secretary.


The Committee Members for season 2021 are as follows.


Kenny Thomson (President)
Eric Greig (Secretary)
Jeff.Mowatt (Treasurer)

Committee Members

Ian Strachan Snr, Ian Strachan  Jnr, Aaron Greig, Graham Strachan, Ken Fairweather,
Toby Burrell.


Please note Association membership and day/week permits can be purchased from Mearns Hardware High Str Laurencekirk.

From the 16th of February Season 2020 Membership Cards may be purchased from Mearns  Hardware, High Street, Laurencekirk.

Prices are as follows:-

Club Membership
50/year for an Adult member
27:50/year for Senior Citizens
Juniors (under 16 at 16th Feb are free)

Day and Weekly Permits
Brown  Trout  7/day
Salmon & Seatrout  12/day
Brown  Trout  21/week
Salmon & Seatrout  36/week



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