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About Us

Honorary President

Sir W.A. MacPherson of Cluny Q.C.


Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Angling Association (BRDAA) was formed from an existing fishing club in the late 19th century and has successfully supported and promoted angling in Blairgowrie and the surrounding areas. Its objectives are to encourage angling for salmon, sea trout, brown trout and other fish in the river Ericht and lochs in the district.
The Association is proud to be empowered by the kind support of riparian owners.

In agreement with West Grange Fishings, the BRDAA shares and controls part of the fishing on the River Ericht covering some 5.5 miles of the river, on both the Blairgowrie and Rattray banks, according to the map and rota scheme below.

  River Ericht Beat Sharing Rota For 2020   Salmon -Jan 15th to Oct 15th
  Salmon   Trout & Grayling   Trout - March 15th to Oct 6th
  BRDAA WGF   BRDAA WGF   Grayling - Oct 16th to Feb 14th
  Beat Beat   Beat Beat     BRDAA = BRDAA Members & Guests
Mon Upper (A) Lower (B)   Upper (A) Lower (B)     WGF= West Grange Fishings
Tue Lower (B) Upper (A)   Lower (B) Upper (A)      
Wed Upper (A) Lower (B)   Upper (A) Lower (B)     Only BRDAA members may fish on Blairgowrie bank
Thu Lower (B) Upper (A)   Lower (B) Upper (A)     above the bridge, using fly only.
Fri Upper (A) Lower (B)   Upper (A) Lower (B)      
Sat Lower (B) Upper (A)   Lower (B) Upper (A)     Please refer to map for location of beat boundaries,
Sun NIL NIL   Upper (A) NIL     car parks and other information.
Beat A Upper beat: Marker sign below Blairgowrie Bridge to marker sign at lade outlet adjacent to East Mill
Beat B Lower beat: Marker sign at lade outlet adjacent to East Mill down to boundary limits above Kitty Swanson's.

 The Association is composed of members with a governing committee of elected officials. Association membership is currently available to residents in post code areas PH10, PH11, PH12 & PH13 only. It currently comprises approximately 300 members, plus honorary, concessionary, and junior members. The club is managed by a 16 member committee, led by President Sean Dornan, Secretary Peter Lock and Competition Secretary Alasdair Campbell. Regular committee meetings are held throughout the year with an Annual General Meeting, normally held in December, receiving the reports on the affairs of the club and appointing officials for the following year.

The Association respects the guidance of our benefactors & requests all anglers on BRDAA river waters to follow the TDSFB code for 2018, as summarised on our rules page.  (The short version of the TDSFB guidelines can be read here, or at the full TDSFB web page here.)
Please note
any changes in the policy of catch & release at the beginning of each season.
Salmon catch returns from all anglers, whether members or visitors, are to be completed at the end of each fishing session or season for submission, no later than November 14th, to the Association secretary. Print your salmon return

The Association would like to express sincere thanks to the following people for their support, without which the Association would not be operational !

Sir W. A. MacPherson of Cluny Q.C. for the use of salmon fishing rights.

Mr. G. Petrie, for the fishing rights to Fingask Loch and the owners of Druidsmere for the fishing rights to White Loch.

Kate and Paul, at Kate Flemings, for their continued support and discount of 20% on all purchases to BRDAA members!.

James Crockart Fishing tackle & Gun shop for their continued support.

Finally, but not in the least, to all the other farmers and landowners who favour the Association with fishing and access rights. 



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