The Kingcausie Beat is effected by the new River Dee crossing bridge for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. The beat is now open again. However, anglers should check the attached map, showing the new Dee Bridge which has some impact on the beat. Access is available onto the beat.
Records of fishing on the Kingcausie beat go back to the 1500s when the current owner’s ancestor Henry Irvine bought the land from the Knights Templars.
At that time, netting was done from cobles and the fish transported by pack horse into Aberdeen for sale.
Unfortunately, catch returns are not avaiable from those dates, but Kingcausie remains a good beat, with historically good catches for a lower river stretch.
The fishing is split into 8 beats. There is good casting and wading on the North bank, with a slowly shelving river, which is very good for beginners and experienced anglers alike. Night sea trout are good.
The Bridge Pool is a fast-running stretch below Maryculter Bridge. The Flats is from the bridge downwards with safe, unimpeded casting.
Powberry is a shingle beach, quite steeply shelving, but often attracting fish into the deep water under the south bank.
At low and medium water levels the beat fishes very well with 14 ft rod and floating line. In higher water spinning is permitted above 2ft at Park. In line with the Dee Code.
Car Parking at the bridge, the pools will require walking.