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Ardoe and Murtle

Fishery

Situated just three and a half miles outside Aberdeen, this fishery consists of about 1.5 miles of double bank fishing and contains 15 named pools.

With salmon running throughout the season, and sea trout and finnock joining them from April onwards, there is always a chance of intercepting them - after all every fish in the river has to pass through the beat.

The Ardoe and Murtle beats are on the Lower Dee where most of the fish caught are fresh and sea-liced.

They are renowned for an excellent Autumn run, and when the Spring fishing returns to its former glory, both the Ardoe and Murtle should be amongst the first beats to benefit.

The record Dee fish of 56lb was caught on Ardoe water by the ghillie in the Autumn of 1886.

In the recent past the fishery was run as a timeshare and very little fishing had taken place in spring and summer, and only light fishing throughout the year, so catch statistics are not truly representative of the potential catches. Night sea trout fishing can be good in May to July.

Fishing at Ardoe and Murtle is strictly fly only and in accordance with the River Dee Conservation Code.

Anglers should be aware that Ardoe and Murtle is an unghillied beat.

Ardoe has a total of 7 pools and Murtle has 8. Most pools are readily fished from the bank, the remainder fished wading in safe conditions. Many of the individual pools are very long, and on several of them more than one rod can comfortably fish a pool. The beat offers prime fishing in most water conditions.

Banks
1.5 Db
Max rods/permits
6
Ghillies
0
5 year average
24

Availability

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Catches

Atlantic salmon
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2 0 0 0 0 0.4 0
May 8 2 0 0 0 2 0
Jun 5 6 0 1 1 2.6 0
Jul 14 6 5 3 0 5.6 0
Aug 19 12 11 8 1 10.2 0
Sep 1 8 0 3 2 2.8 0
Oct 0 1 0 0 1 0.4 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 49 35 16 15 5 24 0

Sea trout
Last 7 days: 0 (Largest: 0lbs)

'17 '18 '19 '20 '21 Avg '22
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Apr 2 0 0 0 0 0.4 0
May 9 0 0 0 0 1.8 0
Jun 2 1 0 0 0 0.6 0
Jul 0 0 1 1 0 0.4 0
Aug 10 1 2 3 0 3.2 0
Sep 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0
Oct 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 23 2 3 4 1 6.6 0

River Level

Since the 11th of November, SEPA's hydrology information systems have been impacted as an external supplier experienced an IT security issue. Most of their water level data is available, however there are some sites where we are unable to publish data.
Station name River height Status Last Updated
Dee at Park Bridge 0 ft 11 in Steady 17th May 22 - 4:00 PM

Reviews

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Hut
5.0
Gillie customer service
4.5
Gillie knowledge / advice
4.0
Value for money
4.0
★★★★★
2
★★★★
2
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0
★★
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0

Facilities & information

Facilities

Fly only

Bank fishing

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

Arrival information and directions

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