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Fishing in Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire is renowned for salmon fishing and the River Dee is known as one of the world’s top spring salmon rivers.

Catches in Deeside generally higher than anywhere for Atlantic salmon from February to May. Good angling or fishing beats are available at Banchory, Kincardine O’Neil, Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar with fishing guides (ghillies) to assist from February to October.  

There are many other rivers, lochs and burns with salmon, trout & course fishing widely available. There are also a good number of stocked fisheries located near the main river stem which provide fishing virtually all year round.

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Invercauld Estate
Invercauld, Braemar AB35 5TW

The Estate offers first class salmon and sea trout fishing opportunities on the River Dee where you will be accompanied by an experienced fishing ghillie. Bookings can be made by calling this Office on 013397 41224  

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Glen Tanar Estate
Aboyne AB34 5EU

With two fishing beats spanning 11.6km on the River Dee, Glen Tanar is perfectly situated to provide anglers with a truly unforgettable fly-fishing experience. The fast flowing, crystal clear waters of Glen Tanar's beats provide anglers with the best opportunities to catch both Salmon and Sea Trout. 

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Mill of Strachan
by Banchory AB31 6NS

There are two well stocked trout lochs totalling 8 acres. The lochs are feed by a tributary of the River Feugh, the Mill Lade, which used to power the old Mill. Both lochs have a variety of features including islands, shallows, shelves & deep holes providing diversity for the angler. Suitable for both beginner & experienced fly fishermen alike. 

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Raemoir Trout Fishery
Raemoir Road, Banchory, AB31 4ET

Raemoir is a beautifully natural looking fishery that was sympathetically constructed to blend in with the adjacent countryside and to respect the wildlife. The lochs have a prolific natural food source to keep the fish in excellent fighting condition.

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Midmar Stillwater Fishery
Bogindhu Farm, by Inverurie, AB51 7ND

Approximately 12 acres of spring fed water over three ponds, each stocked with hard-fighting Rainbow, Blue and Brown trout, making it is the ideal place to cast a line. There is also a small 'any method' pond, close to the lodge, which is ideal for those just starting to take an interest in fishing.

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Deeside Activity Park
Dess, Aboyne AB34 5BD

This well-stocked fishing loch provides an idyllic and safe location for those learning to fish and for experienced anglers who are looking for a place to practice their casting. Lessons with a ghillie and equipment hire offered. 

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