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Crathes Castle

Fishery

Crathes Castle Fishing is a prime Spring beat offering anglers the chance to catch large multi sea winter spring salmon as they enter the river in the spring months. The beat stretches for 2 1/2 miles of the left bank, immediately below Banchory, in some of the most stunning scenery in the area.

All the pools are accessible by car. The fishing is home to one of the best luxury fishing huts on the River Dee allowing visitors to enjoy their visit to the river in comfort, taking full opportunity to take in its stunning riverside setting.

The hut benefits from electricity, a solid fuel stove, microwave, WC, and a barbecue which can be used by all guests throughout the day. Guests can relax inside or on the huts extensive decking area over looking the pools whilst they stop fishing for lunch.

The fishings are normally let for 4 rods and are divided into 2 beats each with 4 major pools. There is a maximum of 2 rods on each beat and the rods will change beats at 1.00pm.

Banks
2.5m LB
Max rods/permits
4
Ghillies
1
5 year average
119.2

Top facilities

W.C.

Hut

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 10 3 5 3 3 4.8 3
Mar 15 7 9 5 5 8.2 1
Apr 17 14 19 0 8 11.6 1
May 14 5 8 0 12 7.8 1
Jun 13 1 7 4 5 6 8
Jul 20 15 18 30 11 18.8 20
Aug 30 15 15 19 18 19.4 25
Sep 28 29 12 17 5 18.2 38
Oct 62 25 13 13 9 24.4 41
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 209 114 106 91 76 119.2 138

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 3 0 0 0 0.6 0
Mar 0 2 0 0 1 0.6 0
Apr 2 5 2 0 0 1.8 1
May 7 5 2 2 6 4.4 1
Jun 6 4 12 4 5 6.2 3
Jul 10 0 0 2 0 2.4 1
Aug 10 0 0 2 1 2.6 1
Sep 12 0 1 0 1 2.8 1
Oct 2 0 0 0 0 0.4 5
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 49 19 17 10 14 21.8 13

Reviews

4.8
Based on 36 reviews
Description
4.7
Banks
4.9
Hut
4.9
Ghillie customer service
4.9
Ghillie knowledge / advice
4.9
Value for money
4.5
★★★★★
32
★★★★
4
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0
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0
0

Facilities & information

Facilities

Equipment hire

Tuition available

Bank fishing

Easy wading

Dog friendly

Hut

W.C.

Fly only

Fish

Sea trout

Atlantic salmon

Facilities

Fire Pit / BBQ

Food

Electric oven

Electric hob

Microwave

Freezer

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