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1. Ythan
2. Don
3. Dee
4. North Esk
5. South Esk

Deeside contains another of the classic salmon rivers, namely the River Dee itself. The Dee is famous worldwide and with the Royal residence at Balmoral the area is now known as Royal Deeside.

Recent reports suggest the spring fishing in the 2001 season saw catches doubled on many beats from the previous year and that the Dee is back to its excellent form. There were also unconfirmed reports of a 70lber returned a few years ago.


The Ythan is a river which is known for its sea trout, while the Esk frther to the south is predominantly a salmon river.

Do not overlook the River Don either, it is really pretty and the middle reaches are a joy to fish with a decent single hander.


Somers Fishing Tackle

Somers Fishing Tackle
Aberdeen's Leading fishing tackle & country clothing store.


Dee Salmon Fishing Improvement Association

Dee Salmon Fishing Improvement Association
Home to Scotland's greatest spring run of Atlantic salmon. For over a century anglers have come from all over the world to pit their skills against this most prized quarry. The majestic Royal Dee flows from the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains for over 80 miles to the North Sea at Aberdeen. The Dee is a clear, fast flowing river which flows through the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside. In addition to the spring salmon run the river also provides excellent summer fishing for salmon, grilse and sea-trout.


Little Blackhall lodge and fishings

Little Blackhall lodge and fishings
Situated approximately three miles west of Banchory on the middle reaches of the River Dee. It is a most attractive beat, with a wide variety of water and some excellent holding pools. This is a four rod beat.

River Dee

Fishing the Fly

Fishing the Fly in Inverurie Aberdeenshire
A great web site by Mike Barrio - a local Angler. Provides detailed information for the Rivers Don and Ury including the Inverurie Burgh Fishings, Ardmurdo/Keithhall fishings, Manar Fishings, Monymusk Estate Fishings as well loch fishing at the Lochter Fishery, Loch Insch, Forgue Fish Farm, Midmar Stillwater Fishery, Pitfour Lake Fishery, Rathen Reel Affair Trout Fishery and the Glen of Rothes Trout Fishery.


Heughhead Beat

Heughhead Beat
Extends to about one mile of left bank salmon fishing on the River Feugh. Fishing is separated into 2 beats, Upper and Lower. Recently developed to a very high standard creating a unique fishing experience on Royal Deeside, Heughhead Fishings has all the facilities you would expect from a beat of it's standard.
Tel: 01561 361848

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River Feugh

Avochie Estate

Avochie Estate
The Salmon and Sea Trout fishings comprise over two and a half miles of the famous River Deveron. There are 24 named pools, and all but one stretch of 900 yards are double bank fishing. The beat is good fly water, with a good variation of pools and rapids. The River Isla joins the Deveron at the Avochie junction pool.

River Deveron


Inshewan Estate
Two miles of salmon and seatrout fishing on a secluded beat on the middle stretch of the River South Esk, in Angus.

South Esk


Salmon and trout fishing on approximately two miles of double bank and two miles of family owned single bank, fly only fishing, on the river Devron, which includes the famous St. Annes Pool. Salmon fishing is generally from May onwards with sea trout starting in June.



1¼ miles of single bank salon fishing on one of the most famous Middle Dee beats. There are 12 named pools including the renowned Moral Pool, reputedly one of the most beautiful on the Dee. Fishing is by fly only.



Salmon and seatrout fishing for 4 rods - Daily rods from £55 per rod per day The Inshewan beat of the South Esk offers 2 miles of double bank salmon and sea trout fishing with over 20 named pools.

South Esk

Findavon Castle

Findavon Castle
The Castle Beat has about 1 mile of double bank fishing with 7 major pools for 2 rods, a further rod being retained by the estate. The beat offers extremely good sea trout fishing in June, July and August, and good salmon and grilse.

South Esk

Lochkinord Hotel

Lochkinord Hotel
The family owned and managed Loch Kinord Hotel is located in the village of Dinnet, set in the heart of beautiful and historic Royal Deeside. Salmon fishing on the River Dee or Don (Dinnet and Glen Tanar Beats), loch fishing for trout of indeed coarse fishing for pike and perch can be arranged. Good deals for anglers available: 7 nights B&B from 120.00 per person.







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