Rarely available to the market, a Share in a Syndicate owning a 1/3rd  pro indiviso title to the Upper Arndilly Fishings is offered for sale giving the right, in-perpetuity, to fish at agreed times for salmon, grilse and sea trout (as well as the small parcel of land around the fishings and the fishing cabin).

 

Upper Arndilly offers superb fly fishing and the majority of fish are so taken.  The 10 year average catch is 151.6 salmon and grilse & 45.6 sea trout.

 

The beat comprises six pools. Fiddich Mouth is highly productive, is fished relatively easily from the bank and tends to hold fish on the Arndilly side. The delightful Heathery Isle is a superb fly cast which offers easy wading. The Upper Dips is easily fished and offers excellent fly fishing along its length – the glide at the tail has produced some outstanding bags of sea trout over the years. The river accelerates at the Lower Dips – a pool which provides exciting fishing, particularly in the summer months. Red Craig presents first-class fly fishing and almost ranks with the Heathery Isle in terms of numbers of fish caught. Lastly, the Ladies’ Haugh pool has been little fished in the past but undoubtedly has great potential.

 

The Upper Arndilly Fishings are owned jointly by three pro indiviso proprietors and the Upper Arndilly Fishings Syndicate is one of these proprietors. The Syndicate’s title is held in a trustee company. An Agreement has been concluded whereby the available fishing has been split on a rotational basis among the owners.

 

The detail of the Share currently for sale is as follows;

 

The J Share

 

With the Upper Arndilly J Share, the Syndicate only has one share (one rod) with the other two rods being owned by the other two 1/3rd owners of the Upper Arndilly beat.

 

The J Share entitles the ownership of one rod for the ‘odd days’ at both the beginning of the season (before the first full week commences) and at the end of the season (after the last full week of the season ends).

 

The dates these fishings are allocated over the following 10 seasons are as follows;

 

Year

J Share (1 Rod)

2021

11th – 13th February & 27th – 30th September

2022

11th – 12th February & 26th – 30th September

2023

11th February & 25th – 30th September

2024

23rd – 30th September

2025

11th – 15th February & 29th – 30th September

2026

11th – 14th February & 28th – 30th September

2027

11th – 13th February & 27th – 30th September

2028

11th – 12th February & 25th – 30th September

2029

24th – 29th September

2030

11th February & 23rd – 30th September

 

The management charges that have been payable for the J Share over the past 10 years are as follows;

 

Year

Annual Management Charge (J Share)

2020

£570.00

2019

£405.00

2018

£450.00

2017

£360.00

2016

£600.00

2015

£306.00

2014

£306.00

2013

£552.00

2012

£756.00

2011

£438.00

 

Please see below the actual catches for the J Share allocated fishing dates over the past 10 seasons;

 

  Actual J Share Spring Fishing

Year

Salmon & Grilse Sea Trout

2011

15

1

2012

14

4

2013

10

5

2014

0

0

2015

1

0

2016

5

3

2017

12

5

2018

11

6

2019

1

0

2020

1

0

10 Year Average 7.0

2.4

 

The actual 10 year average catch for the beat for the J Share allocated fishing is 7.0 salmon & grilse and 2.4 sea trout (so 2.3 salmon & grilse and 0.8 sea trout per rod).

 

Basing the valuation on recent sales within the Syndicate, the asking price is £22,200.  This is the exact price the J Share was sold for back in 2018 (it was subsequently bought back by the previous owner as part of a swap deal).

 

With the J Share sale, the seller will cover the legal costs of the transfers with the Syndicate’s solicitors, Burness Paull.

 

To register your interest or to request further information, please e-mail John Dawson  or use our online form.