Fishing the River Don

The Don is a unique river. It has a reputable standing with the angling fraternity, not only for salmon and sea trout, but also as one of the finest wild brown trout rivers in Scotland, if not Europe.

Trout fishing is readily available on most beats throughout the season.

Anglers visit the Don from destinations throughout the UK and abroad, to cast a line for prime Don brown trout. For many, the Don in Scotland is a closely guarded secret.

Salmon enter the Don during most months of the year. At present large runs of grilse enter the river and provide excellent sport.

The month of May is when sea trout come off the tides giving good sport on the fly especially on the lower and lower middle river beats.

Fishing the Don

Mark Whitmarsh with 3.5lbs Don Brown Trout

Fishing on the Don

14lbs Manar springer

Fishing information

As more of the River Don's beats are added you will be able to read about each one, see its fishing availability and book trout and salmon fishing online or by telephone.

In particular you have free, unlimited access to:
Reports will be updated monthly, with ad hoc news as it is received, the prospects will be updated weekly.

There is a host of information in the left hand menu to help you arrange your fishing on the River Don and organise your next trip to Aberdeenshire.