The extremely picturesque Crathie Beat is located above Balmoral Bridge and offers both challenging and variable fishing at virtually all water heights.
All pools are accessible from the main road, with wading necessary, but not too difficult. Up to five rods can fish at any one time with experienced ghillie Archie Hay on hand all season, with tuition readily available. The main lunch hut is equipped with a gas stove, heater and BBQ. WC facilities are available on the beat.
The beat has adopted a policy of fly-fishing only and complete catch and release.