Set on the banks of the River Dee, in the North East of Scotland, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo Fishing’s is one of the prettiest and most scenic beats, situated in the Middle Dee. With approximately 1 mile of double bank fishing, the beats have a wide variety of water with some excellent holding pools and are home to the famous Roe Pot Pool (mentioned in John Ashley Cooper's book 'The Great Salmon Rivers of Scotland').
The beats can offer double bank fishing for up to 7 rods, but can also be let as single bank fishing for 4 rods on Little Blackhall from 1st February – 31st May, dropping to 3 rods for the remainder of the season, or 3 rods on Inchmarlo, dropping to 2.
There are also 2 boats available, which resident and full-time Ghillie, Daniel Wright, will operate to ferry guests between the beats and for fishing, water height permitting.
A bankside track runs along either beat, giving great access to the varied water on offer, which consists of some fantastic glides and runs, and provide an option of somewhere to fish in a great range of conditions. Each beat has its own fishing hut fitted with a wood burning stove, running water and connected to the mains electricity, Inchmarlo’s hut also has WC facilities.
Little Blackhall is approached via a two mile long private road on the south side of the river and Inchmarlo, accessed from the North Deeside Road, making the beats secluded, yet easily accessible. The beats also benefit from being near Banchory town, with Aberdeen city, and International Airport just a further 18 miles down the road.
ACCOMMODATION Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo Fishing’s can offer self-catering accommodation which can be let on a weekly basis. Standing on the site of the old Blackhall Castle and complete with a walled garden, Little Blackhall Lodge is situated approximately 100 yards from the banks of the River Dee and can sleep up to 8 occupants in four twin bedded rooms.
Situated on the North bank of the River Dee, and overlooking the House Pool of the Inchmarlo beat, Lairds Cast Lodge can accommodate up to 6 occupants, in two twin bedded rooms and one double.
Why you need to fish here
Set on the banks of the River Dee, in the North East of Scotland, Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo Fishing’s is one of the prettiest and most scenic beats, situated in the Middle Dee.