Trout fishing is available throughout the Dee valley from a variety of stocked fisheries located near the main river stem and these provide fishing virtually all year round. These fish typically weigh from 1lb to 10lbs with the occasional larger specimen. Anglers visit the Dee from throughout the UK and abroad, primarily to cast a line for Atlantic salmon and sea trout, for which the river is justifiably world famous. However, facilities are also needed to help develop the talents of younger local and visiting anglers, as well as people wishing to try it out to see if they like it.
Trout fisheries allow families and groups to visit and everyone can have a go at catching the stocked fish. These often include brown, rainbow, blue and golden trout. Some of the fisheries even have tagged fish that entitle you to a cash prize if you are fortunate enough to catch one.
Such fisheries can also be a real godsend when the river is in spate and too high to fish safely, or alternatively, during the late summer when the water levels may very occasionally drop well below normal summer lows making it difficult to catch a wild salmon, (unless of course you are out in the hours of darkness).
If you are wondering what to do on your visit to Deeside the trout fisheries are definitely worth considering. You and your family are sure to receive helpful assistance and instruction which might just result in a catch! Many a fisherman has started his lifelong love affair with fishing by visiting a trout fishery.
The moment a trout grabs the fly or bait and swims away, causing a pull on the rod and a rush of line from the reel, this magic moment is so tremendously exciting for the first time fisher; and you are doing a great job if you can encourage newcomers to the sport by helping them with encouragement to land their first fish. There really is something magical about watching the justifiably proud youngster with their first ever fish and it's a moment they will never ever forget.
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