Spinfish, Fisheries with Access to Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing for Disabled Anglers - Scotland

Connon and Loch Achonachie Angling Club

Connon and Loch Achonachie Angling Club and has 2.5 miles of fishing on the upper Conon from below the power station at Loch Luichart to above Loch Achonachie and the upper beat on the Blackwater from above Rogie Falls to Loch na Croic. They also have fishing on loch Achonachie, loch Scardroy and Loch Meig where they have a Wheely Boat. The river fishes best late on in the season. Permits for the dawn to 4pm and or 4pm 'til dusk sessions. The club have been very progressive in providing access to parts of the beat for people with disabilities. Permits from Contin Filling Station, call 01997 421948. Google Map Reference 57.567971, -4.578958 Checked 20/06/18.

Badanloch Estate

Badanloch Estate offer fishing on lochs and the Helmsdale. Fishing for wild brown trout on Loch Rimsdale, Loch Nan Clar, Loch Rimsdale, Loch Coire nam Mang, (which have a good Mayfly hatch in June) Loch Druim a Chliabhain and Loch An Altan Fheanna.

The estate also has a Wheelie boat for hire "HMS Sally".

They also offer trout fishing for 2 rods on the Upper Helmsdale where there are occasional grisle from June onwards.

Call 01431 831232

Google Map Ref 58.266671, -4.050740

Checked 03/07/19

Carrick Angling Club

Established in 1894 this club is a real go ahead bunch that built, by voluntary labour, some exceptional access platforms for disabled angler on their stretch of the river Girvan. Carrick AC offers day and week tickets for fishing on this improving river for salmon, sea trout and brown trout. They also have fishing for rainbows on Glendrissaig Reservoir with good facilities for disabled anglers.

The club have a number of beats:

Bargany Beat extending from Nobles Bridge in Girvan to Drumrannie Burn south bank only.

Lower Enoch Beat extending from Drumrannie Burn to Enoch farm bridge south bank and Cochranes Point Pipe to Enoch farm bridge north bank.

Camreggan Beat extends from Killoup Burn to Penwhapple Burn south bank only.

Permit from Dunlop Newspaper  Shop, Dalrymple St, Ultimate Anglers at Flushes Car Park and Old St, Garage Old ST, Girvan.

Google Map Reference  55.244889, -4.856735

Checked 26/06/18

The Nith

Mid Nithsdale Angling Association

Mid Nithsdale Angling Association have been very active providing excellent access to fishing on good pool on their stretch of the Nith.

The have build good road access to pools, automatic gates so there is no need to get out of the car to open them, dedicated parking bays, and an accessible hut between beats 1 and 2.

In total they have 3.5 miles of mostly double bank fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout, 18 named pools. Any legal method allowed.

For disabled anglers ther are 3 set of parking bays;

Bay 1. 8 spaces at the junction of the rivers Scaur and Nith.

Bay 2. at the Cran Pool, excellent spinning and worm fishing.

Bay 3. At the foot of Mathers.

For permits call Memories Flowers & Gifts in Thornhill 01848 331777 or Pets Larder 01848 330555.

Google Map Ref 55.240537, -3.777013

Checked 26/06/18

Snizort Isle of Skye

Information suggest that the lower 3 beats maybe wheelchair accessible.

For permits and further details call Three Esses Ltd, The Hatchery, Skeabost Bridge Tel 01470 532297 or Reception, The Skeabost Country House Hotel Tel 01470 532202.

Google Map Ref 57.451811, -6.302706

The Spey

Abernethy Angling Association

6 miles of double bank fishing with 15 named pools from Broomhill Bridge tothe Millars Pool just above Boat of Garten bridge. Catch returns in 2006 were some 750 sea trout and 139 salmon, best sea trout 7lbs and best salmon 15lbs. The club have installed wheel chair access to the Nethy Pool with concrete stands. AAIA have merged with the Aviemore Angling Improvement Association and now offer fishing on 4 miles single bank around Aviemore with 16 named pools. There are some impressive returns from this water including a 14.5lb brown trout. Permits from Boat of Garten Post Office or Cairngorm Mountain Sports in Aviemore. Google Map Reference 57.280466, -3.672775 Checked 20/06/188

The Tweed


Disabled access has been very much enhanced on the Tweed by the acquisition of boats specially designed for river fishing.

The following beats have disabled access:

Bottom Beats: Pedwell, Ladykirk, Boathouse and Cann y All at Norham.

Lower Beats: Tillmouth, South Wark, Lower Birgham, Birgham Dub, Sprouston, Upper Hendersyde and Junction.

Middle Tweed: Lower Floors, Upper Floors, Rutherford, Boleside

Contact the Tweed Foundation on 01896 848271 for further details.

Checked 26/06/18