Gyrodactylus salaris on the skin of an
Atlantic salmon parr (Courtesy of FRS-Scotland)
There is an Orvis fishing store located at 2-8 Bridge St, Banchory AB31 5SX which is located very close to the bridge over the River Dee. The store is open 6 days per week for all your angling needs and will provide an efficient disinfection service for a nominal sum. They can be contacted by calling (44) 1330 824319 in the first instance.
The village post office located in the centre of the village, is also a useful grocery shop for essentials, and does stock some fishing flies that are very popular for salmon fishing in the local beats. The store also provides a first class selection of sandwiches and snacks for visiting anglers which are freshly made from 8.00 am every morning. The store can be contacted on (44) 1339 884201 in the first instance.
If anyone on the river has any concerns whatsoever about the condition of fish in the river that they see, whether erratic behaviour, or visible signs of possible disease and skin lesions, please in the first instance contact the river office and we shall have someone from the office attend the scene and try to remove fish for proper analysis. The river office can be contacted by calling 013398 80411 where there will be someone able to take the details of your findings.