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1.25 miles left bank fishing with 10 pools
The beat is fully Ghillied
Superb fly-fishing water which fishes well in a wide range of heights. At normal spring levels much of the fishing is from the bank but waders are regarded as essential so that one can release fish without doing them harm.
The March and Calm Pools, Lucky Hole, Whinbush and Clay Pot are all sheltered from cold northerly winds. Downstream the Willow Bed, Lower Willow Bed, Bend and Boat and Village Pools are all encouraging casts. In higher water you can even try your luck in the Ford. Almost the whole of the 1.25 miles of the water is fishable.
The river bank is a treasury of wild flowers and oyster catchers, curlews, dippers and long tailed tits are among the many birds to look out for. Watch out too for the otters and deer.
Rod-for-rod Kincardine Beat provides some of the best sea-trout fishing on the Dee. In the summer while some sea-trout are caught during the day-time by salmon fishers the best results come from the activity of skilled and dedicated sea-trout fishermen around midnight.
A splendid new fishing hut was completed in 2011 and is located approximately mid-point along the beat overlooking the rushing river at the Bend. It is large, well insulated and heated with a log-stove. It has large windows and an even larger verandah. It also has a composting toilet.
A picturesque secondary hut commands the view over the upper pools.
1. Included in price shown: The ghillie will meet you daily at 0900hrs to show you the water, advise on flies and agree the fair fishing rotation. He will keep an intermittent guiding eye on you during the day.
2. Full ghillie option: For an extra charge more complete ghillie service is available with one ghillie shared between the three rods – i.e. about 2 – 2 ½ hrs/day spent with each rod.
3. Tuition: Our current ghillie is a superb fly-caster and an excellent tutor of casting. If available, i.e. not engaged under item 2 above then one-on-one tuition is worthwhile option.
Cars can be parked at the main hut and a vehicle track leads from there upstream towards the upper pools.
A self-catering cottage in Kincardine O'Neil is often available but not compulsory - for more information click here. Also for larger house parties of six or more only, stay in luxurious and friendly comfort at Kincardine Castle-click here for more details.
Complete fishing kit can be hired.
CATCHES OVER 30LBS:
According to records going back over 100 years there have been numerous large fish caught on Kincardine beat over 30 lbs in weight including a 32lb fish in 2002.
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