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Commonty is a secluded, tranquil and extremely attractive beat. Access is via a forest road which descends through coniferous woodland to the river. The main pool, the Garden, is an angler’s delight and versatile for even the most discerning fisher. Chair, Loop, Bend and Points are productive pools with their own attractive characteristics.
Commonty is a lovely beat of great variety, where peace and quiet is an added bonus; it has a wonderful variety of flora and fauna with common sightings of roe deer and otters.
Commonty has 3 rotating rod beats from February to end of June then it changes to a 2-rod beat; at the end of August, it reverts back to supporting 3 rods. The Commonty is jointly owned by Finzean Estate and Ballogie Estate and is managed through Ballogie Estate Office.
The much-praised Commonty Hut, which replaced the hut lost in Storm Frank, has been specially built of Scottish Larch, has a gas cooker, wood burning stove, comfy seating, picnic bench and toilet facilities. In such a peaceful location, the hut has proved popular at lunchtimes as a rendezvous for anglers, family and friends. The beat also has 2 additional shelters available. There is vehicular access to all pools with the exception of Burnmouth, Suicide, Loop, Bend and Points, where access is gained on foot via the tranquil and pretty river paths.
A part-time ghillie is included in the price of the beat, from 1st February to the last week of June and also from the beginning of September to the end of the season. From June to September there is an additional charge if ghillie services are required.
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1. Fish with fly only.
2. The Dee Conservation Code will be observed.
PAYMENT and CANCELLATIONS
3. Rents are due and shall be settled in full
4. Tenants shall not be permitted to sub-let fishings without the prior written approval of the Proprietor.
5. In the event of re-letting taking place a 10% administration charge will be made. We do, however, strongly advise you to take out your own holiday insurance cover in the event that you have to cancel. If a relet cannot be made, you remain liable in full.
6. Please note that in line with general practice, we cannot give refunds for fishing spoilt by inclement weather or poor water conditions. Nor do we give refunds if you decide not to come.
7. No publicity without prior written consultation with the Proprietor.
8. Well behaved dogs welcome.
9. A fisherman commencing to fish in front of a fisherman fishing the opposite bank should commence fishing at least one hundred yards downstream from the opposite angler, or in a different pool. When starting behind the opposite fisherman allow a separation of at least fifty yards.
10. A fisherman must make steady progress downstream while fishing a pool thereby allowing any following fisherman on either side of the beat equal progress through the pool.
11. A fisherman should show awareness of others fishing the river and should be prepared to lift his line out of the water by request should a fisherman on the opposite bank be playing a fish.
12. If sharing a rod, then the combined fishing effort should not exceed that which could be expected from one reasonably fit person. Fishing in relay is not permitted without allowing time to pass for the person finishing the pool to walk back up to the start.
13. If unable to fish the rods booked, please advise the ghillie no later than the evening before commencement of your fishing.
DEE CONSERVATION CODE
14. To assist the work of the charity The River Dee Trust we apply a Levy on all rods hired by the week or part week (£10.00 per rod per week).
15. Details of all fish caught (weights, pools in which they were caught, date etc) should be reported to the ghillie or the office.
16. Clients are strongly advised to take out a Public Liability Policy, covering themselves and their guests, for not less than £500,000.
17. Clients and guests are advised to wear and use their own personal protective equipment where appropriate. This should include chest waders, wading stick, appropriate clothing and flotation equipment to marine standards.
18. The insurance cover in the fishing huts and on the rod-boxes does not extend to the property of tenants. If belongings are left in the huts or rod-boxes, it is at own risk and guests are advised to ensure that adequate insurance cover is held by them for sports and other items when travelling.
To book a Tuesday you must book before 23:00 on Monday
To book a Wednesday you must book before 23:00 on Tuesday
To book a Thursday you must book before 23:00 on Wednesday
To book a Friday you must book before 23:00 on Thursday
To book a Saturday you must book before 15:00 on Friday
To book a Sunday you must book before 23:00 on Saturday
Fire Pit / BBQ