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The Birse fishing beat is the uppermost beat on the middle Dee and lies half a mile south of Aboyne. The beat extends to three and a half miles on the right bank downstream from the Altdinnie Pool, which is immediately above Aboyne Bridge.
Birse is a picturesque beat with 16 named pools providing the fly fisher with a variety of classic fly water pools, enticing, riffles, runs, glides, and deeper holding pools which can produce fish from opening day until the end of the season. Most pools are easily fished from the bank or by wading and are enjoyed by both the novice and more experienced angler alike.
The wide diversity of pools on the beat means that there are always pools to fish regardless of water height with Lummels, Irrigation, Red Rock and both Jetty pools often holding spring fish from opening day.
From late spring as the runs of fish start to build through to the autumn Birse offers the fly fisher superb top water sport with light tackle, floating lines and small flies.
Cowdray Pool among others can produce some spectacular action with inquisitive Salmon and Grilse regularly rising to the hitched fly
In addition to the Salmon and Grilse, the Sea Trout fishing through the summer months can be first class with hard fighting fish ranging from 2lb to 5lb caught on light tackle through the day and well into the night.
Into the Autumn as the temperatures begin to fall there is always the chance of tempting one of the large residents that hold in the beat with 20lb + fish caught most years and the occasional monster 30lb + fish.
The water is fished by up to four rods who rotate between the various pools. One fishing hut services the beat which is easily accessible by car as are most of the pools. The hut has a wood burning stove, w.c, gas oven with hob burners and electric lights.
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PLEASE NOTE: Please only book fishing at Birse if you can comply with the current travel restrictions set out by the Scottish Government
1. Rents are inclusive of rates and wages but are exclusive of ghillie's tips.
2. Tenants will be expected to use their own vehicles whilst fishing. Tenants will also be expected to provide their own tackle, flies, etc. unless otherwise agreed in advance
3. Angling will be according to the voluntary code of conservation measures promoted by the Dee Salmon Fishing Improvement Association and by the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board. Spinning on the beat will however be at the Ghillies discretion to protect the interests of all rods in accordance with the River Dee conservation code.
4. Accommodation recommendations can be made on request.
5. The ghillie is in charge of the fishings and his instructions must be complied with at all times.
6. Safety is of paramount importance and the directions of the ghillie must be followed in this respect. Tenants will be required to read and sign a safety information sheet on arrival and prior to fishing commencing.
7. It is compulsory for all anglers to wear life jackets/ buoyancy aids while fishing at Birse.
8. Gyrodactalus salaris is an extremely dangerous parasite which threatens to devastate salmon stocks. As a precaution to prevent its introduction to the Dee all anglers must complete either a GS declaration before commencing fishing if coming from within Great Britain or if coming from outwith Great Britain, to produce upon arrival a veterinary certificate confirming that all tackle, waders, clothing etc has been appropraitely treated/disinfected.
These particulars have been prepared for the guidance of prospective tenants but their accuracy is in no way guaranteed.
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