(Last Updated: Wednesday 17 November)
Now we well into the Autumn and fishing has finished on the Dee until next year we have a few things we wanted to let you know about from the 2021 season.
Do you know a young angler?
The Callum Mackenzie Cup is awarded annually by Ballogie Estate for the most notable fish, of any species, caught by a fisher under 18 at the time of catch, on the Dee Catchment, Cowie, or Carron. We have seen some great pictures of young people when I have been writing the river report, so please let us know your story, if you e mail me Email Us and I can provide a link for you to look at and the entry form, we really want to encourage young people to visit the river and showcase their achievements.
Did you catch a large fish this year on the Dee?
Win a 2 night stay at Tor Na Coille Hotel with fishing. This year we have welcomed local, national, and finally some international anglers to the Dee, all hoping to qualify for the best catch, did you catch a big fish on your visit this year? The Tor Na Coille Trophy is extremely coveted, and could you be this year’s winner? For entry information please e mail Email Us Closing date 31 December 2021. We will need a few details from you and a photo, along with a verification from a second person or a beat ghillie.
Top artist and new distillery help save Dee Wildlife
We are excited to announce the first collaborative project in a series of sponsorship initiatives by Burn o’ Bennie Distillery, with a total value of more than £100,000 to help plant a million native trees along the Dee’s tributaries. You can see the article in full on our River Dee website.
River Dee Silent Auction – 80 lots to bid for until 21 November at 5pm so be quick!
Bid for fishing on Grimersta Estate, on the Tweed, Spey or Thurso river or the beautiful River Dee? Experiences such as a Highland pony picnic, a hot tub at your home for the weekend if you live in Aberdeen City/Shire, 5 Star B&B? Stocking fillers that you can “buy now” the Beauty of the Dee and the Tweed neck warmers and a bouquet of Trees. So put the kettle on click to browse, there is a banner in the centre of the River Dee website, or it can be found on any of our social media channels. You can e mail me and I can send you a direct link.
We are getting ready to launch the FishDee24 dates for 2022, so please keep an eye on the website and the expression of interest form as this will be around the very end of this month.
A delighted young fisher with her Dad on the Dee.
A young fisher looking very happy with his salmon.
The unique Tor Na Coille Trophy
Lorraine & Liam launch the first of many collaborative projects.
The start of Fishdee24 in June 2021
When final catch reports are in, we expect the 2021 season to finish slightly ahead of 2020, with around 3,000 salmon