Club News

End of Season Update

This has been a strange summer, and I hope that everyone has kept well. No sooner we took delivery of the boat we went into lock down. However we did take three stocking of Rainbow trout and we were allowed to re open with restrictions on the 1st of June.
The third stocking of fish seemed to wake up the residents and the fishing picked up in July and August. The water conditions were good with a lot of submerged weed with millions upon millions of sticklebats 

The Wheely Boat has arrived!

We are delighted to take delivery of the new wheely boat!
A big thank you to the Wheely Boat Trust  especially to Mike Beadsley who delivered it.
A big thank you to Nichola Donaldson who named the boat "Cameron Wheely" with a dram of our own "Dream to Boat" whisky from Kingsbarns - Dream to Dram!
This is only the start as we have appoint Nicola Donaldson as our Architect, and Scott Drybugh as our Structural Engineer to start designing the new jetty and boat shed.
Of Course we must thank the following for their donations,
The Wheely Boat Trust
The St Andrews Community Trust
The Kinburn Trust
St Andrews University
East Fife Sports Council.
It is a fantastic boat and an asset to the Community.
Thank you.
We are planning an open day to show off the boat but restrictions are making this a little difficult but we will revert with the details.

We are open for fishing.

The Club hut and facilities are open. Please keep to the safe distance and be alert.
Day permits are available - however we would ask that these are pre booked, by email or by text.
We had our latest stocking of Rainbow trout last week.
The Rainbows are now more active and rising to the fly.
Just before the lock down two wonderful Brown trout were caught one 4lb 8 and the other 5lb 6oz!!
The water is clear but a bit of weed is showing. 

Wheely Boat is arriving at the end of July.

We are delighted to take the delivery of a wheely boat at the end of July. We are in the middle of upgrading our facilities to allow wheel chairs users the full use of the boat to enjoy fishing and being on the water.

Lottery Funding - £9600.00 for a new jetty and boat shed.

The Club has been awarded  £9600.00 from the National lottery Fund - this will allow us to start planning and building a new jetty which
will accommodate the new Wheely boat we will be receiving in June. This is phase one of the project, phase two will be the boat shed which will cover the jetty. Great News!

Fishing Report 20th March 

The fish are moving now this week we had Kevin taking a 4lb 9oz rainbow, and Stuart taking a 4lb 3oz Brownie! Well done, the weather
was lovely today and the water is clearing nicely. Tight Lines

Open day Postponed

We have been planning an open day on the 25th April to welcome the Wheely boat, but unfortunately due to the current situation due to the Covid-19 virus we are going to delay this until the situation allows us to plan the day at a more suitable time.

In the mean time members - please enjoy the fishing but keep in mind the governments health advise regarding hand washing and close encounters with others.

March 2020

We had the first stocking of rainbow trout on the 2nd March, lovely fish from Westmill, at Blairgowrie so hopefully they have settled in.
We have our first competition of the season on the 15th March, first fish, heaviest fish of the day, - members are asked to bring a friend, and there is a junior prize for the heaviest fish. We hope that the 20,000 OVA which were stocked in December have been successful in growing on in the burns. 
Projects - We have a applied for funding to start up grading the facilities for phase 1 -  wheel chair access, we are planning to lay pathways to allow access to the boats and the boat shed guest area. Phase 2 is to build a new sheltered jetty and boat shed to allow easy access to the boats.

January 2020

Membership for the 2020  season is now open 

- NEW MEMBERS are very welcome - please contact the Club email - - there is a 10% discount for new members(first year) and student discounts available

Members will be notified by email and receive a subscription letter.

Adult  membership is £295 for unlimited number of sessions with a max take of 10 fish per week.

Junior members under 18 are free. 

Tight lines for our 121th Season.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday the 16th March.

The boats are in the water, and the weather has been getting better, and the fish are showing. 

 August 2019

St Andrews Angling club becomes a Scottish Registered Charity -I am pleased to tell you that the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) is satisfied that your organisation meets the charity test, and has entered it in the Scottish Charity Register. This means it now has charitable status under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.   

The details of your charity’s entry in the Register are set out below.  
 The charity’s registered name is:  
 St Andrews Angling Club
The charity number is:    SC049534
The charity was registered on: 15th August 2019
The charity’s ‘known as’ name is:SAAC  
The principal contact address is: SAAC  
70 Hepburn Gardens St Andrews Fife KY16 9DQ  

June 2019 -----A Wheely boat is ordered.

The Club approached the Wheelyboat Trust for the purchase of a specially adapted Coulam 16 boat which will take two wheel chairs.

The Club would like to thank the following for the donations make to purchase this boat

The Wheely Boat trust

The St Andrews Community Trust

The Kinburn Trust

East Fife Sports Council

St Andrews University

R&A Golf Club Town Fund

This boat will allow access to the waters of Cameron reservoir for fisher, visitors and organisations - it will be a great asset to the community 

April 2019

The Club receives a new Highlander Boat - A very kind donation to the Club from the late Murray Mitchell.

The boat is named the Mitchell family.

This is locally built boat from Highlander boats in based in Tayport 

The Club AGM was held in the New Club on the 17th Jan 2019.

The fishing returns for 2018 were

Brown Trout kept             15 Fish – 38lbs 6ozs – average 2lbs 6ozs, the heaviest fish being 5lb 1oz

Rainbow trout kept         443 Fish – 1118lbs 0oz – average 2lbs 6ozs the heaviest fish being 5lbs 5 5ozs.

Number of permits 443 rods.

The Club is entering the 3rd year of the lease for the fishing on the Cameron Reservoir and this is allowing the Club to improve the facilities for the members and visitors and more importantly plan for a long term tenure of the beautiful area around the Reservoir.

The St Andrews Community Trust was thanked for another generous donation given to the Club to assist in creating a meeting room and visitors lounge area in the boat shed, and to allow us to continue to upgrade the facilities of the Club and visitors.

The 2018 season prizing giving will be on 16th March 2018 at the fishing hut at Cameron Reservoir members of the public are welcome to take part in the Open Day competition.

Membership to the Club is open, the subscription has been set at £295 per year this allows members use the facilities and to fish at any time during the season.

We are also planning to renew the boats, and have started a fund where members and visitors may donate to the renewal of the boats.

New members are very welcome and may apply to the Secretary J.Sibbald, via the website . Interested – come up and see us at Cameron Reservoir for the Opening Day on the 16th March 2019.