Welcome to the Dee

The Dee is renowned as one of the great salmon rivers of the world. Anyone who has ever cast a fly for Atlantic salmon will know the allure of this wonderful river.


Object of Desire: A 2016 Opening Day springer caught by Craig Fleming at Park

Today we have the privilege of welcoming anglers from all over the world who come in search of the ultimate prize: a Dee springer taken on the fly.

The character of the river makes it ideal for fly fishing. It's fast-flowing, crystal clear waters are home to a succession of salmon pools that provide the angler with some of the finest fly water in Europe.

If you have any questions about fishing the river, please get in touch with Ross Macdonald at the River Office.

email: ross@riverdee.org
Tel: +44 13398 80411
Mob: +44 7979878971

River Dee Trust Auction 2016


Balmoral Ponies

The River Dee Trust online auction is live throughout November.

Bid now! on our exciting range of lots.

We have fishing on the river, an LTS Salmon Rod,salmon flies, fly tying lessons with Sean Stanton, a cycling shirt signed by Scottish sporting legend, Sir Chris Hoy, jewellery, ferry trips to Orkney & Shetland and private tours Her Majesty's Pony stud at Balmoral.


Shirt signed by Sir Chris Hoy




As the great John Ashley Cooper once wrote about the Dee, 'it is hard to know what better type of water a keen fly fisherman could ask for.'

The Dee is a magnet for the dedicated fly fishermen and given reasonable conditions, spring, summer and autumn salmon and grilse can provide excellent sport throughout the river.

There are not many guarantees in life, but we can guarantee that Dee anglers will receive a warm welcome and excellent service, set amidst the stunning natural environment of Royal Deeside.

We are very excited about the 2017 season and to welcoming you to our river. Come and join us!!


A beautiful spring day on the upper Dee. Photo courtesy of Glen Tanar Estate

About this web site

Most of the Dee's salmon beats are here, together with some trout waters. You can read about each one, see its current fishing availability, and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

In particular, see:

Daily river levels - updated three times daily during the salmon season
Daily salmon catches - updated automatically on ghillie notification
Find fishing - rods updated hourly
Online booking - with immediate issuing of permits
List of beats - with links to full description of each one
Insurance - Forced trip cancellation by you, flooding disruption etc
Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice

... and much more too - see the left hand menu.