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Kincardine Beat is in the middle of the River Dee approximately 30 miles from the sea and close to the village of Kincardine O’Neil. The beat has superb fly-fishing water which fishes well in a wide range of heights. At normal water levels, much of the fishing is from the bank.
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 water is fishable. The beat fishes very well with a small fly and floating line most of the year.
The riverbank is a treasury of wildflowers, with oyster catchers, curlews, dippers and long tailed tits 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 daytime by salmon fishers, the best results come from the activity of skilled and dedicated sea-trout fishermen around midnight.
A splendid fishing hut is located approximately mid-point along the beat overlooking the rushing river at the Bend. It is spacious and well-equipped with running water, log-stove, composting toilet and BBQ. It has large windows facing the river and an even larger covered verandah. A picturesque secondary hut with log fire commands the view over the upper pools.
There is no ghillie on the beat. If required, the Estate Office can provide the name of a competent local ghillie for you to make your own arrangements with directly.
The track leading to the beat is just off the A93 trunk road. Cars can be parked at the main hut and a vehicle track leads from there upstream towards the upper pools. There is a track to the upper hut and parking in a layby on the A93.
The Estate operates a 3 bedroom (sleeps 6) self-catering cottage in Kincardine O'Neil within walking distance of the beat - for more information click here. For larger house parties of six or more only, you can stay in luxurious and friendly comfort at Kincardine Castle. A variety of hotels, B&Bs and guest houses can also be found locally.
Along with a large selection of everyday items, the local village shop also sells hot and cold food to take away – ideal for lunches and snacks at the hut. The beat is located between the towns of Banchory and Aboyne which between them have all the essential services you would expect.
Full tackle hire is available from Orvis in Banchory or Somers in Aberdeen. George Strachan Ltd in Aboyne and Kincardine O'Neil Village Store also stock flies and other fishing sundries. Please note: waders are considered essential for the safe return of fish to the river.
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These rules apply to all fishing tenants and their guests/visitors. They may be changed or added to by Kincardine Estate at any time.
1. Prior to fishing you must ensure that your fishing equipment has been disinfected since its last use. Disinfectant and cleaning materials are available in the main fishing hut.
2. Fishing must be carried out in a sportsmanlike manner using legal methods. Fishing at Kincardine is by fly only. Spinning is not permitted. Treble hooks are forbidden. All hooks should be barbless or crimped.
3. All fish caught are to be released back into the river. They should be played firmly, netted in a knotless net, the hook removed swiftly and released carefully as explained in the method leaflet in the fishing hut. Under no circumstances drag them onto sand, gravel or stones. The aim is to release the fish undamaged.
4. No more than 2 rods are to be fished on the beat unless agreed with the Estate Office (max 3).
5. Rods may not be shared without prior permission from the Estate Office. If permitted, sharing rods must not fish harder than a fit single person.
6. The rods fished will rotate at 1300hrs daily. If someone opposite is fishing a pool, enter 50 yards upstream (behind) them. When fishing you should progress steadily downstream taking a few paces per cast. Monopolizing a pool is not permitted.
7. Disputes with other fishers, members of the public, and other river users should be approached in a friendly, sportsmanlike manner with the objective of achieving compromise between parties. If irresolvable, contact the Estate Office whose decision on a resolution will be final.
8. All fish caught should be entered, in clear handwriting, into the record book in the fishing hut. If, for whatever reason, you cannot do this you must advise the Estate Office as soon as possible afterwards.
9. You may fish into the night but please take particular care if you do so. You should inform someone of your plans, whereabouts, and expected return time.
10. You must read, understand, and act on the Health and Safety Guidance provided.
11. You must follow any instructions given by Estate representatives.
12. Only park vehicles in the designated parking spaces, and don’t block the tracks. Do not let vehicles stray into the fields or down on to the riverbank. Vehicles are parked at the owners own risk.
13. Dogs are welcome on the beat but must be kept under close control at all times and not allowed to dig in the bank. You must clean up any fouling left by your dogs.
14. The fishing huts should be left in a secure, clean and tidy state with dishes washed, rubbish removed, and the fire extinguished safely. The key should be returned to the key safe on departure. You should inform the Estate Office of any breakages or maintenance issues.
15. All rods are required to hold suitable third-party insurance cover to indemnify them in the event of any competent claim being made against them during their period of fishing.
16. All tenants and guests should observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code at all times. See www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot for full details. No fires should be lit on the ground outside (including disposable BBQs), no litter should be left and all gates should be closed (and locked) as applicable.
17. All tenants and guests fish entirely at their own risk and acknowledge that neither Kincardine Estate, their staff, agents or employees will be liable for any loss or damage occasioned by or to the tenants or their guests or their property. These notes form part of the terms and conditions of your booking.
By booking fishing at Kincardine you are agreeing that:
• YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE INFORMATION ABOVE.
• YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE BEAT RULES.
• YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY WILL FISH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDANCE.
• YOU AND EVERYONE IN YOUR PARTY WILL ENSURE THAT YOUR FISHING EQUIPMENT IS PROPERLY DISINFECTED BEFORE FISHING.
To book a Monday you must book before 11:00 AM on Monday
To book a Tuesday you must book before 11:00 AM on Tuesday
To book a Thursday you must book before 11:00 AM on Thursday
To book a Friday you must book before 11:00 AM on Friday
To book a Saturday you must book before 11:00 AM on Saturday
To book a Sunday you must book before 9:00 AM on Friday
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