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Newsletter - December 2016

Welcome to the December 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

Tight lines
Ross Macdonald
01339 880411

Season's Greetings

Heaven! -Into a Springer in a Blizzard

It's hard to believe it is almost Christmas, 2016 has fairly zipped along. We began the year struggling with the aftermath of Storm Frank, and approach 2017 with renewed vigour and optimism. Everyone at the River Office wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2017. Roll on 1 February!

Remember to keep an eye on our early season availability. Once we recover from the festivities, it will soon be time to start thinking about getting back on the river.

Dee Featured in Trout & Salmon Magazine

Be sure to get your copy of Trout & Salmon Magazine this month- there is an 8-page feature on the Dee to whet the appetite for next season. It's packed with everything you need to know about fishing the Dee.

Mill of Dess Lodge Enjoys a Fantastic First Year

Mill of Dess Lodge has had a very successful first year. The Lodge has 10 double/twin bedrooms and fully serviced and catered. It is ideal for fishing and shooting parties: there are kennels to the rear of the building and there is a boot room with secure gun storage and for storing and drying wet gear. It really has been developed with the sportsman in mind. Read more on the FishDee blog

Dee Dram

There is still time to get hold of a bottle of the Dee Dram in time for Christmas. The Dee Dram brand independently produced a limited edition of 405 bottles from a single cask. Each bottle is individually numbered making them a rare and interesting gift. This first edition will also be of interest to whisky collectors. All profits go directly to the River Dee Trust.
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.

2017 Spring Rods Now On FishDee

A 20lbr for Nicol Paton at Upper Blackhall

We have rods available on FishDee to suit everyone's taste and budget. Click on the button below to see what is on offer.

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River Dee Trust Receives Tremendous Support From the Community

The Trust Auction Featured an Array of Exciting Lots

The River Dee Trust Auction raised over £8500 and with the recent success of the Fashion's A Keeper show, a total of £11500 has been raised. The Trust is delighted with the support and incredibly grateful to all those who donated and participated in the auction and fashion show. Read more

FishPal Voucher

An Opening Day Springer on the Fly for Craig Fleming

We all want fishing and fishing equipment for Christmas- at least I do. A FishPal voucher is a great present and can be used throughout the FishPal network, but are best used to buy fishing on the Dee!!!

Sign Up For FishDee Rod Alerts

The best way to keep an eye on the latest availability is to register for a Rod Alert which will allow an email to be sent to you first thing in the morning if new fishing has been added to the site. You can also receive latest catches and river level information direct to your mailbox.