Newburgh Fishings

Location

Ellon, Aberdeen



Summary

The Newburgh Fishings is the most famous stretch of the River Ythan and is situated in the estuary. The outstanding aspect of these Fishings is the number and size of fish which are caught.


Description

The River Ythan (pronounced eye-than) is internationally known as an important Scottish sea trout river situated between the Deveron and the Don. In addition, in recent years the river has been yielding good catches of salmon.

The season for both salmon and sea trout extends from 5 May to 31 October. Good catches of sea trout are normally taken from mid-May.

THE NEWBURGH FISHINGS
The Newburgh Fishings is the most famous stretch of the River Ythan and is situated in the estuary. The outstanding aspect of these Fishings is the number and size of fish which are consistently caught.
An excellent feature of estuary fishing is that the angler is not at the mercy of the elements. The fish are always present and can be caught throughout the summer months whatever the weather conditions.

The water is fished both from the bank and in boats depending on the level of the tides. The traditional time for fishing from the bank is from soon after the top of the tide to just beyond the turn of the tide at the bottom. Boat fishing frequently begins at half tide on the incoming tide. There are 17 main pools on this stretch.

Fishing is entirely by traditional methods with fly or spinning line. Fly usually proves the most popular.



Scotland/BanffAndBuchan Beat


Catch Statistics

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
April0000204.00
May03482398848.624
June0105287284193173.8168
July371323439296273340.4341
August2181841128357130.845
September0481203318.68
October0680308.8-
Total589700940702694725.0586

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Contact Details

Audrey Forbes-Clarke
3 Lea Cottages,
130 Main Street,
Newburgh, Ellon.
SCOTLAND,
AB41 6BN

Tel 01358 789297