Updated March 2020.

  • Downie Fishings: The Downie beats are closing from Wednesday 25th in line with the Government Guidelines and we ask that all club members refrain from fishing our normal beats below the Lovat Bridge for at least 3 weeks.

  • Ticket availability: both Fishpal and Graham’s in Inverness are closed for the duration of the crisis and we anglers outwith the area should not come to the River to fish until after Easter when tickets may become available again.

  • Junior Fishing days are postponed, we will advise when it will be safe to begin them later in the year.
  • Loch Watten cancelled. Due to COVID-19 this competition has been cancelled for this year – we hope to be able to run this next May 2021
  • River Opening: A very wet but enjoyable day to Open the River, with a small one caught after the first few casts. Pictures on the Gallery pages 
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  • Permits 2020: laminated cards are becoming available now and the booklets are now ready for collection. Costs have not changed following the agreement at the AGM.

  • The latest Committee Meeting Minutes are available – BAC Minutes.  March minutes now available. All future committee meetings are cancelled during the on-going virus issues.
  • New access opposite the BAC car park on the Lovat Bridge – see the photos
  • Tide Times for the week ahead :
  • Monday 30 March 2020 04:29 3.89 M HW
      09:45 1.21 M LW
      16:48 4.12 M HW
      22:12 1.42 M LW
    Tuesday 31 March 2020 05:05 3.70 M HW
      10:15 1.36 M LW
      17:34 3.88 M HW
      22:48 1.69 M LW
    Wednesday 1 April 2020 05:52 3.52 M HW
      11:02 1.55 M LW
      18:33 3.67 M HW
      23:37 1.98 M LW
    Thursday 2 April 2020 06:53 3.39 M HW
      12:06 1.78 M LW
      19:45 3.56 M HW
    Friday 3 April 2020 01:21 2.20 M LW
      08:08 3.39 M HW
      14:42 1.82 M LW
      21:06 3.63 M HW
    Saturday 4 April 2020 04:04 1.99 M LW
      09:24 3.59 M HW
      16:22 1.46 M LW
      22:21 3.90 M HW
    Sunday 5 April 2020 05:00 1.61 M LW
      10:38 3.95 M HW
      17:16 1.02 M LW
      23:22 4.27 M HW


Beauly Angling Club provides members with affordable access to river and firth for Salmon and Sea Trout.

The club was founded during the Second World War by the late Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, and became known as the Beauly Angling Club in the mid 1980s.

Our fishing on the River Beauly extends downstream from Lovat Bridge to Wester Lovat; this equates to around 7 miles of bank fishing with ten named pools.

The fishing on the inner half of the Beauly Firth is also included in club membership offering saltwater fly fishing, spinning and bait fishing predominately for Sea Trout. We have a number of exchange tickets set up with other Angling Clubs across Scotland.

We will have exchange tickets and also offer concessionary waters – please see the menu from the Members & Club Information pages after the Season begins

The club holds a number of friendly competitions for members held on different waters and regularly fields teams in inter-club competitions during the season, please see the Competitions page.

In 2014 we launched a junior member development programme aimed at bringing the next generation of anglers into the sport. We plan to have more Junior Fishing Days in 2020

Who can join?

The club is open to potential members from all over the Highlands & Islands. We would particularly welcome applications from potential junior members. Associate membership is available for other UK residents, and permits are available for visitors to our waters