HADDO TROUT FISH­ERY

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Where To Fish -

HADDO is sit­u­ated amid mag­nif­i­cent scenery in north-east Scot­land. Cov­er­ing around five acres and av­er­ag­ing five foot in depth, the 15-year-old fish­ery offers fish­ing by row­ing boat or float-tube only (float-tubes pro­vided, but bring your own waders) and stocks rain­bow, blue and brown trout at a range of sizes that go well into double fig­ures. Five boats serve the loch, with a max­i­mum of 10 rods per­mit­ted on the wa­ter at any one time. Chil­dren’s spin­ning and bait fish­ing can also be ar­ranged. Re­fresh­ments are avail­able at the fish­ing hut, as is a bar­be­cue area. Rods may be hired and flies and ter­mi­nal equip­ment are on sale. Should the day call for a fly you don’t have, there is a fly-ty­ing area with equip­ment and ma­te­ri­als avail­able. The loch gen­er­ally op­er­ates on a catch and re­lease ba­sis, with no bag lim­its, though a rain­bow trout in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion could be kept for eat­ing at the an­gler’s dis­cre­tion. The largest rain­bow caught at Haddo weighed in at 18lb 12oz, while the record for most trout caught and re­leased in a four-hour ses­sion is 51.

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