Lower Dee near Maryculter


Just over a mile (1,7km) of double bank, 8 pools,
maximum rods 8 1 Ghillie.

In 2017 a number of part season rods are available:-

Spring Rod - Feb to end April £220
Summer Rod - May and June £100
July rod - £150
August Rod - £320
September Rod - £450
October Rod - £225

Season rods allow anglers to fish as many days as they wish in the period purchased, for instance they could fish every available day in September 2017 for £450.

For further details contact Iain Wood, details below and opposite.


Culter beat is directly upstream of the Maryculter Bridge and is over 1 mile offering a wide variety of pools to fish. The beat consists of 2 banks which ensures the water can be covered effectively irrespective of the wind direction.

There is also a drying room and rod box at the hotel.

The beat has been historically lightly fished by a fishing syndicate but was recently purchased in association by the Maryculter House Hotel. Fly-fishing is encouraged at all times and with advance notice the Fishery Manager, Daniel Wright is able to provide tuition and advice for novice anglers.

Due to the length of the fishing season the beat offers a wide variety of opportunities to suit all budgets.

In the spring with cold water, fresh run spring salmon will be found in the pools. In the summer there are opportunities to catch running salmon, grilse and sea trout with night fishing possible.

The beat has some super fly fishing pools including the very productive Peter's Pot, Greenbank, High Bank and Camphill.

Given suitable conditions the beat has the potential to produce salmon catches in the region of 200 per season. With fishing from both banks and reasonable wading to cover the lies, the beat will suit the mobile fly fisher with access to the pools from both sides of the river.

In late summer the pools fill up dramatically with very large numbers of fresh fish which will spawn in the lower river later in the year.

The beat supports the River Dee conservation code and requests adherence to the code guidelines. The beat promotes fly fishing at all times.

All fish caught, whether salmon or sea trout, to be handled with care and returned to the river.

Accommodation can be taken in the Maryculter House Hotel and full details of the hotel can be found here

Scotland/Dee Beat

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Salmon & Grilse

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Contact Details

Iain Wood
Atholl Sporting
Mobile: 07835 444 717


Daniel Wright
Fishing Manager/Ghillie
Mobile : 07539 425332