Loch Saugh


Lies adjacent to the road through Strath Finella from Clatterin Brig to Auchenblae.  The loch is ½ mile long by 100 meters wide, sheltered to the east by Strathfinella Hill and to the west by Birnie Hill.  Bank Fishing only for non-members.  The club stock the loch annually, in addition there is an abundance of wild brown trout.

West Water


The club currently own, rent or fish free of charge approximately twelve miles of Salmon Fishing on the West Water. The West Water is Brechin Angling Club’s Crown Jewel.  With fishing Permitted on the following beats Dalhousie, Witton Estate, Lundie, and Clochie.

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 Esk District Salmon Fisheries Board.
Throughout our history we have been privileged to have had the association and support of the Earls of Dalhousie who throughout have been Honorary presidents.  The club is equipped to have up to 170 members, and currently have vacancies for new members.  Originally membership was limited to only residence of the DD9 post code, we now accept applicants from all over the Scotland.


Brechin Angling Club members have access to fish Loch Saugh, West Water and South Esk inclusive of their membership fee.  In addition we offer Day tickets for Loch Saugh and parts of the West Water.

Brechin Angling Club

South Esk


Starting at the Brechin Bridge at River Street, the beat continues to the Kinnaird Dam.  This stretch of river offers Salmon, Grilse, Sea Trout, Brown Trout and has even been known to produces Finnock.