Lower Crathes and W Durris

Location

Lower Dee below Banchory



Summary

Five year average: 292 salmon/grilse and 51 sea trout
1.75 miles left bank and 2.5 miles right bank fishing,
12 pools 2 ghillies spring/autumn, 1 summer. 1 hut, 1 boat Maxumum rods 4.

Where minimum bookings of 3 days are specified,these must be taken Monday - Wednesday or Thursday - Saturday. Any other combinations of bookings will be cancelled and monies refunded.


Description

The Lower Crathes/West Durris beat provides predominantly double bank fishing on the Lower Dee below Banchory. Lower Crathes comprises the left bank from two thirds of a mile above Durris Bridge to one mile below with the West Durris beat occupying the right bank, from one and a half miles above the bridge to one mile below.

All pools are readily fished from the bank or are easily waded. The Upper Bridge and Birkenbaud are sometimes fished from a boat at the ghillie's discretion. Different pools favour differing heights of water and wind directions, with fishable water available throughout the season. Rods rotate between combinations of pools each half day to give all equal opportunity.

One fishing hut on the Lower Crathes side serves the beat. The hut has a wood burning stove, w.c. and telephone. Additionally there are three shelters for the use of fishers and the hut, shelters and fishings as a whole are easily accessible by car.



Scotland/Dee Beat


Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February4814272018.220
March224012186230.826
April28860194936.422
May22699114731.615
June4234982824.238
July901818153034.233
August733826282638.234
September832217222634.055
October715837203444.070
Total479379130148322291.6313

Sea Trout
Year'12'13'14'15'16Average'17
February100000.22
March100110.63
April311653.27
May1220142913.221
June19236182919.026
July669576.68
August439404.07
September533002.28
October136022.41
Total414154487351.483

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Contact Details

Contact: Arni Baldursson
Tel: 00354 557 6100
E-mail: arnibald@lax-a.is