Isle of Bute Angling Association 


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Guest Tickets

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Committee have taken the decision to reinstate the Guest ticket allocation for members.

Each member will be permitted 1 paying Guest per session.

All Guests must be requested by email or by phone/text to Club Secretary prior to commencing fishing.

Guest tickets shall be £10 per day.

Guests are not permitted to use Association boats.

Club Secretary can be contacted on 07734263591 or on [email protected]

AGM Update

Posted on February 29, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Association held its AGM on Friday 26th Feb.

Election of Committee members is as follows;

Chairman- Jim Malcolm

Secretary- Paul McTaggart

Treasurer- David MacQueen

Committee Members- Roger Browning and Neil McKirdy Jnr

Permit prices would remain at the 2015 prices apart from Junior Membership which has slightly increased to £20.

Guest tickets are to be reinstated for this season. Members are allowed 1 paying Guest per session. Any member wishing to bring a Guest must request access prior to commencing fishing by contacting Association Secretary. Guest tickets will be £10 per day.  Guests are NOT permitted to fish from Association boats.

There was also a few small changes to the boat rules. Please make yourself familiar with them. 

Membership Renewals will open on March 1st and run until April 1st.

New Membership applications should be made via the 'Contact Us' option on website, or by collecting an Application form from MacQueens Butchers or Ardbeg Mini Market. Successful applicants will be notified early April.

Please note that new Memberships will be limited.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended AGM.

Tight lines for the forthcoming season.

2016 AGM

Posted on January 30, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Association AGM will take place on Feb 26th at 7pm in The Moat Centre. Meeting will start at 7pm sharp. All members are urged to attend.

Guest Ticket Allocation

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Committee have decided to withdraw the Guest Ticket allocation until further notice.

This measure has been taken in light of the outbreak of Argulus lice in Loch Ascog.

Anyone requiring further information can directly contact the Association Secretary on 07734263591.

Argulus Lice

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It has been brought to the attention of the Committee that a few pike have been caught recently with a few lice present on them from Loch Ascog.  At this stage it is unclear whether it is the Argulus Foliaceus louse but steps have been taken to try determine this.

As responsible anglers, we ALL must take steps to try prevent the further spread of this parasite.The best way to stop the spread of them is to THOROUGHLY dry any gear that comes into contact with the water for a MINIMUM 48 hours before you go fish another water. This will include nets,slings,mats and waders etc. Anglers must also follow any biosecurity measures in place at waters they may visit.

Anyone fishing Association waters should report any sightings of lice on fish,either by phoning or texting 07734263591 or by email at [email protected]


Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Off-island members are reminded that they must notify the Committee of their intentions to come and fish,prior to commencing fishing. Contact the Association Secretary on 07734263591.


Posted on May 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Membership cards are now available for members to collect from MacQueens the Butchers. Please ensure you carry your Membership card at all times whilst fishing Association waters.

Season 2015-16

Posted on April 30, 2015 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Membership renewals and applications for Season 2015-16 are now closed.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all its members tight lines for the forthcoming season.

Keep checking the website for regular updates and Association news.

Membership Renewals

Posted on April 3, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Existing members are now invited to renew their membership for the coming season. Memberships can be purchased online via Paypal on the 'Permits & Online Payments' page, or in person at MacQueens the  Butchers or the Ardbeg Mini Market. Membership renewals are open until 9pm on April 30th.

All members are urged to visit website regularly to keep up to date with any Association business and news.

The Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all members good luck for the coming season.


Posted on March 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Association held its AGM in the Pavilion on the evening of Monday the 2nd March.

Due to a poor turnout it was agreed for the current Office Bearers and Committeee members to maintain their roles for the upcoming season.

Chairman - Colin Lockhart

Treasurer - David Macqueen

Secretary - Paul McTaggart

Committe - Andrew MacDonald & Jim Malcolm

It was also decided to close the Facebook page. Any Club news or any competent Club business will now be conducted on the website. Please visit to keep up to date with whats happening .


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