ADAA Access Policy
The Aberdeen and District Angling Association's membership is open to any angler residing within 25 miles of Aberdeen regardless of race, gender, age or disability. In addition we offer visitor permits for a number of waters. Our waters are open to all anglers to fish and we place no restrictions upon an angler's access, though it is the responsibility of each angler to assess the bank side conditions, to ensure that the current conditions are suitable for that angler to fish safely, given any fitness or ability impairment that they may have.
Where possible the Association will assist our members and visitors who have restricted ability, and have piers, casting platforms and bank side vegetation trimmed to assist and open up access. We also offer dedicate parking for our members and visitors and have additional parking for members who have requested access to our additional closer car park at our Parkhill Fishery. We are continually looking into ways of improving access, for example replacing styles with kissing gates, but are mindful of the continuously changing nature of our river and loch banks. The Association finances, time constraints and local topography mean that all our fishing's may not be accessible to all members and visitors in all conditions.
It is the responsibility of each member and visitor to risk assess the conditions to ensure it is safe and reasonable for them to fish and the Association cannot offer advice or assistance directly to any member or visitor, as we do not have the expertise to do so given the varying interests and abilities of our 1000+ members and visitors.