Haddo House Angling Club

Anglers not already a member of HHAC and wishing to join;   At present we have membership vacancies available for the 2024 season. If interested in becoming an HHAC member please complete our online membership application form under the 'Forms' heading at the top of the page.  Membership is included in the purchase of a season permit.

   2024 Season permit including membership costs

Season permit                                                                                                             £150.00   

Senior Citizens (65+)                                     £110.00

Blue Badge holders       £85.00   

Full time students aged under 25                                                                   £75.00  

Junior under 16                                                                                                         £27.00 

Junior under 14                                                                                                         £9.00    

Junior under 14 first year free                            

2024 Day Permits available from Costcutters, Main Street, Methlick, Aberdeenshire,  AB41 7DT and also from FishPal.

12th February to 31st July                        £15.00 per day

1st August to 30th September               £25.00 per day

1st October to 31st October                   £30.00 per day

Anglers under 14 years of age who are accompanied by a Day Permit holder can fish free of charge throughout the season.  

Unaccompanied anglers up to 18 years of age and full time students under the age of 21 years can fish for half of the above prices on presentation of evidence of their status.  (Age discounts are not available on permits obtained via FishPal). 


Haddo House Angling Club can offer approximately 6 miles of prime salmon, sea trout & brown trout fishing over 3 beats on the river Ythan.  

All beats have excellent deep holding pools with faster flowing stretches, this gives the angler a choice of Fly or Spinning, worming is permitted during September and October in high water conditions.

Best Sea Trout fishing is between end of May through to end of September.

Best Salmon fishing is between end of August through to end of October. 

All beats have accessible car parking.   The Methlick water has 3 fishing shelters.

Free casting and fishing tuition for new junior members.

Free first year membership for Juniors aged under 14   

If you are visiting then B&B and a very fine cuisine is available at the Ythanview Hotel in Methlick at affordable rates.


In order to minimise the risk of spreading Gyrodactylus salaris to Scotland, all anglers’ equipment which has been used outside Britain and Ireland within the preceding seven days must be cleaned either by: 

a) Drying at a minimum temperature of 20°C for at least 2 days, OR

 b) Heating for at least one hour at a temperature above 60°C., OR

 c) Immersing in a suitable solution. Virkon (at 1% solution); Wescodyne (at 1%); a 3% solution of common salt (Sodium Chloride), or a 0.2% solution of Sodium Hydroxide, OR 

d) Deep freezing for at least 1 day.

Armadale tracking project

 Tags Wanted


 Marine Scotland is tracking salmon from July 2017 and would like your help.

 if you catch a salmon with a tag (as shown in the attached photograph) near the dorsal

fin, then please remove it by cutting through the plastic cord to remove the acoustic tag

(black cylinder). Please note that the colour of the cord may vary from yellow.

Please send the acoustic tag, also with a note of day and location of capture, to:

 Armadale Tracking,

Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory,



PH16 5LB

 Please enclose your name, postal and email (if applicable) address and we will send you £20 in reward.

 if you have any other information about the fish (eg a photo, length, sex) then please

include it when you send in the tag. However, please do not delay the safe return of the fish to the water to obtain any such information.

 With thanks

 The Armadale Tracking Team

 John Armstrong

Marine Scotland – Science

Scottish Government | Faskally | Pitlochry | Perthshire PH16 5LB

Tel: +44 (0)1224 294410

Fax: +44 (0)1796 473523

e: email john.armstrong@gov.scot


For information and membership:


or 07795 425785

For day tickets:

Costcutters, Main Street, Methlick AB41 7DT


Fishpal website

Somers Fishing Tackle

Atlantic Salmon Trust          

Turriff trophy & tackle shop               

Big T fishing tackle

Newburgh tides