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Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.

Angus was historically a county, known officially as Forfarshire from the 18th century until 1928. It remains a registration county and a lieutenancy area. In 1975 its administrative functions were transferred to the council district of the Tayside Region, and in 1995 further reform resulted in the establishment of the unitary Angus Council.

Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the topography is mountainous. This is the area of the five Angus Glens, which is sparsely populated and where the main industry is hill-farming. To the south and east the topography consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns and the city of Dundee on the coast. In between lies Strathmore (the Great Valley), which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, soft fruit and the raising of Angus cattle. Montrose in the north east of the county is notable for its tidal basin.

The largest river is the famed Tay where salmon and sea trout run, but the area has several other rivers and a great many streams and burns. The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland and its tributary, the River Isla runs for 46 miles through Angus and Perthshire and there is also the Esk. Among the larger lochs are Fithie, Lee, Rescobie, Brandy and Loch of Forfar. Brown trout about as do perch, roach and pike in some with grayling in the rivers.

Arbroath - Angus Country Sports

Angus Country Sports - 256 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1JE - 01241 340002 - Welcome to Angus Country Sports - selling a wide variety of equipment for fishing and shooting in Scotland. Our company operates from shop premises in Arbroath, supplying a wide range of fishing tackle and shooting items, as well as outdoor clothing. We also act as agents for fishing venues...

Arbroath - Arbroath Cycle & Tackle Centre

Arbroath Cycle & Tackle Centre 274, High St Arbroath Angus Tel: 01241 873467

Brechin - Carroll Graham

Carroll Graham, 15 Church St, Brechin, Angus Tel: 01356 625700

Broughty Ferry - Broty Tackle Shop

Broty Tackle Shop - 67 King St, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Angus Tel: 01382 480113

Forfar - Angus Angling

117 Est High Street, Forfar, DD8 2EQ - 01307 466366 - 07759 022503 - This is the e-commerce web site for Angus Angling (Wellbank Lochans Ltd) who trade at 117 East High Street, Forfar, Angus, Scotland. We are fly tying and fly fishing specialists but do offer a complete range of tackle and clothing for all angling types. We pride ourselves on good quality products and brand names, and deliver a personal service at all times. Advice is freely available at all times. Please email us on if you have specific requirements, we will be only too happy to oblige.

Kirriemuir - S Stephen

S Stephen 22, Bank St, Kirriemuir, Angus Tel: 01575 572378

Lochee - The Tackle Box

The Tackle Box - 175 High Street, Lochee, Dundee, Angus Tel: 01382 610490

Montrose - Cobsport

Cobsport - 7 Castle Place, Montrose, Angus Tel: 01674 673095

Montrose - Montrose Guns & Tackle

Montrose Guns & Tackle - 180 High St, Montrose, Angus - 01674 672692 - Montrose Guns & Tackle offer the very best quality in clothing, footwear, optics and accessories for all your shooting and fishing needs, at the lowest prices possible....

Carlogie Dam Fishings

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Opened in 1997, Carlogie Dam fishery has twenty platforms which all offer plentiful quality fish available throughout the year. Fly fishing with steel head, blue, rainbow, gold and brown trout as well as Land lock salmon all to catch...

Clatto Country Park

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This attractive reservoir in Clatto Country Park holds roach, perch, bream, pike, rudd, tench & eel. 60 Pegs...

Crombie Reservoir

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The Crombie reservoir (44 acres) is set within the grounds of the beautiful Crombie Country Park and is located 2 miles along the road from Monikie. Crombie is stocked only with brown trout.

Dalhousie Estates Fishings

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Dalhousie Estates Office, Brechin, Angus DD9 6SG - 01356 624566 - - Fishing is let over the Upper and Lower Beats of the Edzell Water (West Beat Only) on the River North Esk. The Middle Beat is not included...

Kingennie Fishings

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Kingennie, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3RD - Scotland's most famous trout and coarse fishing waters, with three trout fishing lochans and one Coarse Pool. On-site tackle shop, reception, tackle hire and cafe. Self catering Woodland Lodges also available. 01382 350777 -

Laird's Loch

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Laird's Loch is situated in the Hallyburton Estate, near Coupar Angus, and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the varied species of plants which grow in and around the loch. Formerly a trout fishery, a ten year lease for the water was assigned to Angus Dragons Angling Club in September 1995...

Ledyatt Loch Trout Fishery

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Kinpurnie Estate, Newtyle, Angus PH12 8TT - 01828 650500 - - Situated in the heart of the Sidlaw hills at the top of tullybacart on the A923 Coupar Angus to Dundee road commanding spectacular views of the Carse of Gowrie, Dundee, the Tay Estuary and beyond. This man-made loch is stocked with Rainbow, Brown and Blue Trout and Artic Char. A fishing lodge overlooks the loch, carrying fishing equipment, refreshments and the warmth of the wood burning stove...

Loch Brandy

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Free fishing details from Clova Hotel (Below)...

Mill of Criggie Fisheries

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Mill of Criggie Fisheries, St Cyrus, Montrose DD10 0DR, call 01674 850868

Monikie Country Park Reservoirs

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The three ponds (reservoirs) that are fished by the Monikie Angling Club were created in the mid-1800s to provide the water supply to the nearby city of Dundee...

Pert Fishings Ltd

The North Esk is formed in the southern Grampians by the meeting of the Water of Mark and the Water of Lee in Angus. It flows east and south east through Glen Esk, before flowing through the southern end of the Howe o the Mearns through rich farmland to enter the North Sea 4 miles north of Montrose. Its chief tributaries are the Water of Tarf, Luther Water, West Water and Craick Water and its total length is 29 miles. From a point 2.5 miles north of Edzell until it meets the sea, the North Esk forms the boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire...

Rescobie Loch

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Rescobie Loch is a relatively shallow water of 200 acres which provides rich feeding throughout the year resulting in some really fine over wintered specimens. The loch record at present stands at 7lb 4oz for a brown trout and 17lbs 10ozs for rainbow and there is little doubt that there are comparable if not larger trout in the water...

River Ardle

The River Ardle is a pretty tributary of the Shee - Blackwater - Ericht - Islay system. It rises in the mountains to the east of Pitlochry and then flows southeastwards via Kirkmichael and Ballintuim to Bridge of Cally where it joins the Ericht. The river is primarily known for its brown trout fishing, but it does hold salmon. As with many headwaters you need to be there at the right time, but some of the locals indicate that good sized fish can be caught...

Angus Dragons Angling Club

Angus Dragons Angling Club is based in the North East of Scotland and has members from Tayside, Fife, Aberdeenshire, Perthshire, and the Lothians. ..

Bell Rock Sea Angling Club

S Falconer, 86 Priory Crescent, Arbroath DD11 1TL 01241 430648

Brechin Angling Club

Brechin Angling Club is one of the oldest Angling Clubs in Scotland. Formed on the 10th of May 1875, the club continues to go from strength to strength and is the largest club within the remit of the Esk District Salmon Fisheries Board.

Canmore Angling Club of Forfar

W.R.Hardy - 153/155 East High Street, Forfar, Angus DD8 2EQ - Tel: 01307 466635 - The club is one of the oldest and largest angling clubs in Scotland and offers brown trout fishing on a number of Lochs and rivers in the vicinity of the town. Visiting anglers are welcome...

Forfar Seahawks Angling Club

I Hardie, 51 Suttieside Road, Forfar DD8 3EL. 
Tel: 01307 466042

Keithick Angling Club

Club President - 01828 633115 - On 23rd May 1956 in Coupar Angus the Keithick Angling Club was founded, to provide local & visiting anglers with troup fishing. Its stated purpose was to improve the fishings in the Coupar Angus burn and the River Isla. At the heart of the club's constitution was the promotion of a sporting ethic, an enjoyment of the local environment and a wish to promote and enhance its use by local anglers. This is as true today as it was in 1956...

Monikie Angling Club

Club Secretary (Alex Murray) 01382 533467 - Welcome to the home of the Monikie Angling Club. If you are looking for some of the best trout fishing in the East of Scotland, then you've come to the right place...

Montrose And District Angling Club

Hon. Secretary: John A Sutcliffe, Leys of Dun Farm, by Montrose, Angus DD10 9LW - 01674-810217

Rescobie Loch Development Association

The Association was formed in the early 60s to provide the area with good affordable loch fishing. The various committee members put in countless hours of hard work over the years to form a first class fishery. Perch and pike were removed, a pier and a boathouse were built and the loch was heavily stocked with rainbow and brown trout...

Copper Dell B&B - Letham Grange

Here in Angus, fishing and angling offer challenges and satisfaction, on the rivers, lochs, seas and shores. Two of the major rivers are The River North and The River South Esk. Fishing is provided for most abilities. The season running from spring till the autumn... 12 Cottons Corner, Letham Grange, Colliston, Arbroath, Angus DD11 4QD - 01241 890546

Glen Clova

Set in the idyllic serenity of the glens of Angus, the Glen Clova Hotel is the perfect get away. Our historic country hotel dates back to the Drovers Inn of the 1850's...

Kinpurnie Holiday Cottages

If you are looking for a self catering holiday cottage in Scotland, look no further. Here at Kinpurnie Estate, perfectly located in the beautiful Angus countryside, we offer a choice of luxury holiday cottages catering for small and large parties...

Lochside Lodge

01575 560256 - - Lochside Lodge - Lintrathen by Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 5JH - Fishing - available on Lintrathen Loch ( Easter - end of September) as well as Rivers South Esk,Tay & Ericht all being close by to the hotel...

Panmure Arms Hotel - Edzell

At the Panmure Arms Hotel, we aim to provide the very best quality accommodation for your stay, the very best quality food in our restaurant and a stunning location which is surrounded by wilderness...

Woodston Fishing Station

Woodston Fishing Station, St Cyrus, Montrose, Kincardineshire, DD10 0DG Mobile: +44 7595 564338 or +44 7854 643348 - Spectacular Self Catering Accommodation in St. Cyrus, Montrose, Scotland...

Auchmithie Beach

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Signposted on the A92 from the outskirts of Arbroath, Auchmithie sits on top of the cliffs. Park at the top and follow the path down on foot as the road down can be dangerous...

Arbroath - Inchcape Marine Services

Inchcape Marine Services provide Commercial Safety and Work Boat Contracts as well as Sea Angling & Fishing trips from Arbroath on the East Coast of Scotland...

Arbroath - Mari Dawn Sea Angling Trips

Mari Dawn Sea Angling & Pleasure Trips, 6 Osborne Terrace, Arbroath, DD11 1QP - 01241 873957 - 07796 497232 - Award winning boat, offering three or six hour angling / pleasure trips, with rods and bait available...

Arbroath - MV Heather Isle

The Heather Isle angling charter boat operates from Arbroath to provide a variety of trips lasting from a few hours to a whole day...

Forbes Of Kingennie Fishing

Created and owned by former Scottish National Fly Fishing Champion Mike Forbes, the complex at Kingennie includes a Country House with restaurant, and an angling equipment and gift shop. Accommodation, if required, is in 11 luxury self-catering lodges plus the Leannan Boathouse. Kingennie is one of the best destinations for angling and family holidays in Scotland, and is an ideal base from which to explore the Angus countryside and east coast towns...

Angling & Fishing in Angus
Angus offers challenging and satisfying angling on rivers and lochs, and on the sea and shore. Two of its major assets are the Rivers North and South Esk, which run from their rising in the hills through the county to the sea, and provide opportunities for anglers of most abilities, from spring to autumn...

Fish Esks
The river North Esk is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the northern hemisphere, although the spring run, in common with other Scottish rivers has declined. Given appropriate weather conditions it provides excellent sport. The North Esk is formed by the Water of Mark and the outflow from Loch Lee. It is thirty five miles long entering the sea north of Montrose...