The Banchory Fishing Beat lies in the heart of Royal Deeside where the river Dee flows through the heart of Banchory and is met by its biggest tributary, the River Feugh. In the summer months, the beat holds fish waiting to run the spectacular Falls of Feugh and sport can be fast and furious.
The beat extends downstream from the Banchory bridge through 11 named pools, including the famous Hotel Pool, offering the discerning angler 0.75 miles of classic double bank fly fishing.
Access to the north bank is via Banchory Lodge. The south bank is accessed via a private driveway. There is a sizeable car park. The hut, which sits above the river, is well equipped, heated and offers cooking and WC facilities.
We welcome guests of all abilities and can help arrange tuition and equipment hire.
The Banchory Fishings beat is managed with a view to the conservation of Atlantic salmon and sea trout and is a strong supporter the Dee conservation code.
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Banchory Fishing Terms & Conditions
Banchory Fishings adheres fully to the Dee Code. Please read the latest Dee Code on the Fish Dee website www.fishdee.co.uk. Should a fish have to be dispatched (bleeding, badly hooked) the fish will be retained by the proprietor.
Beat & Bounds
The upstream limit of the beat is the Banchory road bridge on both the north and the south side of the river. The downstream limit on the south side of the river is Station Stream and the north bank is at the fence at the bottom left of Waterstone House. The beat holds 4 rods max throughout the season. The Ghillie will advise where to place rods. The area around Waterstone House on the north bank is private, please respect the owner’s privacy.
2 rods will be placed on each bank in the morning with a changeover after lunch. Lunch should be taken from 1pm to 2pm. During evening fishing, fish the beat on which you will start next morning.
The Fishing Hut is fully equipped with a wood burning stove, electricity, fridge, small cooker, kettle and a WC. Basic hot drinks ingredients, plates, mugs, glasses and cutlery are also provided. Smoking is not permitted in the hut.
We welcome dogs to the beat however they must be kept under control at all times and it's keeper clears up after it.
Although the proprietor accepts no liability for personal fishing accidents it is recommended that anglers should wear life jackets, which are available to borrow if required. Before commencing fishing you will be asked to sign a disclaimer stating that you have been offered a life jacket. A wading stick is also advisable.
The rapid, and international spread of the salmon parasite Gyrodatylus continues to be a concern. To help prevent its spread to the Dee, we ask all guest’s that have fished outside the British Isles and Ireland in the last three months to pledge that they have disinfected all fishing tackle according to the current guidelines.
Particulars of any catch (ie weight, fly, pool) including nil returns should be given to the Ghillie at your next encounter or if that is not practical, it is the fishers responsible to leave a note with the details.
To book a Monday you must book before 23:00 PM on Saturday
To book a Tuesday you must book before 23:00 PM on Sunday
To book a Wednesday you must book before 23:00 PM on Monday
To book a Thursday you must book before 23:00 PM on Tuesday
To book a Saturday you must book before 23:00 PM on Thursday
To book a Sunday you must book before 23:00 PM on Friday