Another north-east coast river with considerable sea trout potential. Entering the sea near Peterhead, after a run of about 20 miles, it also provides the occasional salmon, though not in the numbers of a few decades ago. It is probably also a better brown trout river than its more southerly neighbour, the Ythan. Public access is available on certain stretches but various restrictions are imposed such as no worm fishing except in spates or no spinning between April to the end of August. It fishes best for sea trout in July, August and into September. Slow-moving in much of its lower reaches, the Ugie is of most interest to those anglers keen on catching sea trout on the dry fly. SOS: Feb 25-Sept 9 (Net); Feb 10-Oct 31 (R&L)

Peterhead, Aberdeens, Grampian TSTS?-(at certain times) 13 miles, the entire river, including the South Water up to Maud and the North Water up to Auchrynie with three excepted sections as marked onpermitBB

Dtand WT: ARO (A. Mitchell, The Cruives, Inverugie; G. Morrison, c/o Bruce (Ironmongers), Chapel Street, PeterheadFeb 12-Oct 31

Ugie Tributary


Strichen, Aberdeens, GrampianT

Entire river

Free fishing for trout only (subject to permission being obtained in advance from RO)


This short river runs west from Glen Achall to enter saltwater Loch Broom at Ullapool. It offers salmon, sea trout and trout. SOS: Feb 11-Aug 26 (Net); Feb 11-Oct 31 (R&L)

Ullapool, Ross & Crom, Highland TSTS1 mile from loch to Black PoolsBB DT:(L2)ToorARO (Highland Coastal Estates, Coulmore, Kessock, by lnverness)=May 28-Oct8s

Ullapool, Ross & Crom, Highland TSTS1 milefrom road bridge to seaRB -Royal.T:Ullapool2181.61 rooms (46cSi)i