Near Alford


2.5 miles single right bank, 17 pools
Maximum rods: 4 Salmon Rods daily, 2 Trout Rods daily
Fly Fishing only for Salmon, Sea and Brown trout regardless of weather conditions and water height

Permits available for Brown Trout on Sundays are Catch and Release only

Don District Fishery Board Conservation Code must be adhered to at all times.

4x4 off road vehicles only on riverside track. Anglers who drive on the riverside track do so at their own risk, the owner will not be held responsible for any damage done to vehicles.

Limited vehicle access means that fishermen have a 10 minute walk to the river. The track can become slippery when walked after heavy rainfall, caution is needed.


The Breda Fishings are situated on Middle/Upper Donside and offer 2.5 miles of single right bank fishing for
4 Salmon Rods and 2 Brown Trout Rods.

The Beat is situated 2 miles Northwest of Alford and offers a perfect mix of streamy water and deep holding pools which hold Salmon for much of the year.

The water is easily fished by wading or off the bank in high water conditions.

There are 17 named pools on the beat.

Anglers are asked to note that on Breda Fishings minimal bank maintenance has been undertaken. Therefore please be advised that access can, on occassions, be challenging but the reward for the determined angler is quality Don fishing.

Catches : A comprehensive record exists for the period 1993-2000, when a syndicate of Rods fished here. Thereafter the beat has only been fished by family and friends on the odd occasion, and no recording of catches were made.

The village of Alford is a short drive from the beat, where you will find a variety of shops, cafes, and a supermarket.

There is also a caravan park in the grounds of the nearby Haughton House.

A golf course and motor museum may also be of interest to the visiting angler or families visiting the North East area.

Scotland/Don Beat

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse

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Stichill House
Scotland TD5 7TB
Tel: 01573 470612
Fax: 01573 470259