1. Background.     Perth and District Anglers’ Association (PDAA) is committed to ensuring that members enjoy their fishing in some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. However, the PDAA Committee is aware that salmon fishing can be daunting for new members with little experience and is therefore finding ways to ensure new members have opportunities to learn the art of Salmon fishing. There are videos online which cover a multitude of scenarios from tackle and wading to casting and catching fish. There are also some excellent websites and books. Many useful links are posted on our website, on the New Members page, and under Useful Info.


  1. The “Buddy” System. The Buddy system is designed to give confidence to new members and involves experienced members willing to share some of their time with a new member and “rod share” for a half or full day on a suitable beat. At present, the beats which PDAA will use for the buddy system are shown below. The way this will work will be as follows:


  1. Experienced members who wish to volunteer as “Buddies” will provide their names and email addresses on this page.

  2. Members wishing to avail themselves of the “buddy” system will note the names and then go online to view the bookings on the appropriate beats.

  3. When the new member sees a “buddy” with a permit he will contact the “buddy” via email, agree the date and times and then turn up on the beat at the appropriate time.

  4.  The new member should bring his/her own tackle and clothing or, with sufficient notice, PDAA can supply suitable tackle.

  5. The role as “buddy” is to share experience of salmon fishing, talk about fly fishing (and spinning) techniques and make helpful suggestions on tackle, casting etc.

  6. Note that when operating the buddy system only one rod should be at the river (see Rod Sharing) to ensure we keep within the rules of the beat.


  1. Buddies.           Buddies for 2019 are:




Ted Eadie


David Brand


Dave Brown


John Cook

Level 1 coach

Disclosure Scotland cleared

Bob Mason  
James Henderson  
Alan Robertson  
Neil Tong  
Jimmy Williamson  


  1. Rod Sharing.; Note that when operating the buddy system only one rod should be at the river to ensure we keep within the rules of the beat and the issued permit i.e. both members can have their rod set for fishing but only ONE rod must be fishing at any one time - Permit holder fishing, new member beside him watching and learning (his rod at hut or car), or new member fishing, permit holder beside him chatting and commenting, permit holder's rod at car or hut. 


  1. Beats.   The Buddy system and therefore rod sharing is ONLY allowable on:


  1. Upper Delvine
  2. Upper Redgorton
  3. Logierait