Welcome to the September FishDee newsletter. It contains everything you need to know about fishing on the River Dee.
You can find and book fishing, and find accommodation to suit. You can also discover more about the work being done by the Dee Fishery Board and River Dee Trust to manage, improve and develop our river.
If you require any further information, please contact the River Dee office on 01339 880411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stephen Paterson Junior with his first fish
We have had a frustrating August. The ghillies report plenty fish in the pools in most beats, but they have been very dour. The Dog Days of August had a strong grip on us, it feels as though the warm water temperatures and sultry atmosphere have conspired against us. We did manage to catch a few fish throughout the month, just not in the numbers we had hoped for. We need a spate (and a frost) to get these fish back on the take. When they do, sport will be brisk.
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It was pleasing to see so many youngsters on the river. We celebrated first fish for 12yo Sam Thomson, who landed a 13lbr from Tilbouries; 13yo Stephen Paterson Jnr had a grilse at Crathes Castle; 16yo Arthur Musson had a salmon from Kincardine and 13yo Amy Wroblewski landed a 4lb grilse, from Mitchells on a size 15 Cascade.
Colin Maclean with a 21lb fish from Park
The Burnett Arms Hotel has occupied its own corner site in the centre of Banchory for over 250 years. The years have seen many changes but the warm welcome has remained throughout.
If you are thinking of organising a fishing trip on Royal Deeside, why not give the hotel a call to discuss. They have special rates specifically tailored for fishing parties and can offer private rooms for dining at no extra charge. They also have drying facilities and ample room for rod storage.
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The River Dee Trust have developed the Dee Dram brand independently and produced a limited edition of 405 bottles from a single cask. Each bottle is individually numbered making them a rare and interesting gift.
Bottles cost £46.50 and are available from the Deeside Drinks Emporium - 01330 822650. Mainland UK delivery for the whisky is available for £8 first class recorded.
Youngsters and ghillies had a fun evening's fishing
We hosted visits for Newtonhill Scouts and Drumoak Cubs to the CHAP Fishery at Drumoak. Read more on the River Dee website.
Gravel embankments have been removed along 500m of the Allt an t-Slugain burn near Braemar to restore habitat for salmon and the rare freshwater pearl mussel. Read more on the River Dee website.
Local youngsters get ready to fish Park
We enjoyed another fantastic day fishing with local youngsters last month. Park held another junior day, following on from the success of 2015's event. Read more on the River Dee website.
Smolts From the Beltie Trap
The first year of this vital project has been completed and the early results have been interesting. Read more on the River Dee website.
Staff and friends celebrate new hut
Commonty was badly affected by Storm Frank; it suffered significant bank damage and the fishing hut was washed away. Over the last six months work has been ongoing to rectify the damage and replace the fishing hut the fishing hut. Read all about it on the River Dee website Day rods are available from FishDee.
The Red Frances is a popular fly all season on the Dee, but it can often save the day when the fish are dour. Read all about it on the FishDee blog.
You can stock up on these deadly flies at Franc N Snaelda.com.