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Lower Crathes W Durris

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Overview

The Lower Crathes/West Durris beat provides predominantly double bank fishing on the Lower Dee below Banchory. Lower Crathes comprises the left bank from two-thirds of a mile above Durris Bridge to one mile below with the West Durris beat occupying the right bank, from one and a half miles above the bridge to one mile below.

All pools are readily fished from the bank or are easily waded. The Upper Bridge and Birkenbaud are sometimes fished from a boat at the ghillie's discretion. Different pools favour differing heights of water and wind directions, with fishable water available throughout the season. Rods rotate between combinations of pools each half day to give all equal opportunity.

One fishing hut on the Lower Crathes side serves the beat. The hut has a wood burning stove, w.c. and telephone. Additionally, there are three shelters for the use of fishers and the hut, shelters and fishings as a whole are easily accessible by car.

Where minimum bookings of 3 days are specified, these must be taken Monday - Wednesday or Thursday - Saturday. Any other combinations of bookings will be cancelled and monies refunded.


Banks
2mDB
Max rods/permits
4
Ghillies
2
5 year average
162.4

Catches

Atlantic salmon

Last 7 days: 11 (Largest: 13lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 25 4 4 6 2 8.2 0
Mar 18 7 14 0 8 9.4 0
Apr 34 0 12 3 0 9.8 0
May 25 0 3 2 4 6.8 2
Jun 35 9 5 4 0 10.6 8
Jul 43 31 18 29 25 29.2 21
Aug 50 17 36 22 19 28.8 0
Sep 34 17 12 40 12 23 0
Oct 59 27 15 57 25 36.6 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 323 112 119 163 95 162.4 31

Sea trout

Last 7 days: 1 (Largest: 4lbs)
'19 '20 '21 '22 '23 Avg '24
Jan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Feb 0 2 0 0 0 0.4 0
Mar 1 0 2 0 2 1 0
Apr 3 0 0 0 2 1 0
May 5 0 2 6 1 2.8 4
Jun 8 11 1 7 2 5.8 8
Jul 4 1 3 2 8 3.6 1
Aug 2 0 2 12 1 3.4 0
Sep 3 4 4 2 5 3.6 0
Oct 3 0 3 6 3 3 0
Nov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 29 18 17 35 24 24.6 13

Reviews

4.8
Based on 22 reviews
Description
5.0
Banks
5.0
Hut
4.9
Ghillie customer service
5.0
Ghillie knowledge / advice
5.0
Value for money
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Facilities & information

Facilities

Hut

W.C.

Fish

Atlantic salmon

Sea trout

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