Monthly Archives: May 2012

Fishing availability in June on Deeside with access to prime beats

There are lots of rods available for anglers looking to book some fishing online. Here is the chart of availability for June with some classic Dee Beats offering anglers a great opportunity to access beats that are typically dead mans shoes :

Week of Water Beat Species Rent/Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Notes
28 May 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £50 5 5 5  
28 May 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £50 6 6 6 CE
28 May 12 Dee Park as st £125 +  vat 6  
28 May 12 Dee Park South as st £123 +  vat 5 5 4  
28 May 12 Dee Middle Blackhall as st £80 2 3  
28 May 12 Dee Mar Lodge as st £45 +  vat 2 2  
28 May 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 2 3 2  

4 Jun 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £50 5 5 5 5 5 5  
4 Jun 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £45 6 4 6 6 6 6 CE
4 Jun 12 Dee Middle Drum as st £50 4 4 4 4 2  
4 Jun 12 Dee Park as st £123 +  vat 6 5 6  
4 Jun 12 Dee Park South as st £123 +  vat 1 1 2 4 4 3  
4 Jun 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat 2 2 2 2 1  
4 Jun 12 Dee Crathes as st £78 +  vat 2 1 4 4 1 1  
4 Jun 12 Dee Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo as st £60 2 2 2 2 2 2  
4 Jun 12 Dee Cairnton as st £117 2 2 3 2 CE NOLB
4 Jun 12 Dee Mar Lodge as st £45 +  vat 2 2 2 2 2  
4 Jun 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4  

11 Jun 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £50 5 5 5 5 5 5  
11 Jun 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £45 6 6 6 6 6 6 CE
11 Jun 12 Dee Park as st £123 +  vat 1 1 1  
11 Jun 12 Dee Park South as st £123 +  vat 4 1 4 5 1 1  
11 Jun 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat 1 2 2 2 2  
11 Jun 12 Dee Crathes as st £78 +  vat 2 4 4  
11 Jun 12 Dee Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo as st £65 3 3 3 3 3 3 LE
11 Jun 12 Dee Middle Blackhall as st £80 1 2 3 3 3 3 Min 3d3r LE
11 Jun 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat 2 2 2 2 1 2  
11 Jun 12 Dee Dess as st £140 1 1  
11 Jun 12 Dee Mar Lodge as st £45 +  vat 2 2 2 2 2 2  
11 Jun 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4 4 4  

18 Jun 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £50 5 5 5 5 5 5  
18 Jun 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £45 6 6 6 6 6 6 CE
18 Jun 12 Dee Park as st £123 +  vat 1 1  
18 Jun 12 Dee Park South as st £123 +  vat 5 5 5 5 5 2  
18 Jun 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat 2 2 2 2 2 2  
18 Jun 12 Dee Crathes as st £78 +  vat 4 4  
18 Jun 12 Dee Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo as st £65 3 3 3 3 3 3 LE
18 Jun 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat 1 2 2  
18 Jun 12 Dee Kincardine as st £146 1 1 1 Min 3d1r WS+20%
18 Jun 12 Dee Dess as st £140 1 1  
18 Jun 12 Dee Morven as st £50 2 2 GX
18 Jun 12 Dee Mar Estate as st £35 +  vat 2 2 2 2  
18 Jun 12 Dee Mar Lodge as st £45 +  vat 2  
18 Jun 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4 4 4  

25 Jun 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £50 5 5 5 5 5 5  
25 Jun 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £45 6 6 6 6 6 6 CE
25 Jun 12 Dee Park as st £123 +  vat 3 3 3 2 4  
25 Jun 12 Dee Park South as st £123 +  vat 3 3 3 5 5 4  
25 Jun 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat 2 2 2 2 2 2  
25 Jun 12 Dee Crathes as st £78 +  vat 3 3 1 1 4 1  
25 Jun 12 Dee Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo as st £65 5 5 5 5 5  
25 Jun 12 Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75 3 3 3 Min 3d3r LE
25 Jun 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat 2 2 2 2  
25 Jun 12 Dee Kincardine as st £106 3 3 3 Min 3d1r WS+20%
25 Jun 12 Dee Mar Estate as st £35 +  vat 2 2 2 2 2 2  
25 Jun 12 Dee Mar Lodge as st £45 +  vat 1 1 1 1 1  
25 Jun 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4 2 2  

to book fishings, click the bold ‘week of’ link at start of relevant line.

 
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Middle Blackhall Beat-a wonderful location for a fishing break on Deeside

Middle Blackhall : An outstandingly attractive, secluded yet easily accessible, being only half an hour’s drive from Aberdeen Airport. The beat, which accommodates three rods, extends to approximately 1.6 miles of single bank fishing and is 2 miles upstream from the delightful town of Banchory. A variety of pools, runs and glides provide excellent holding pools and lies in varying depths of water. This beat is directly opposite the famous Cairnton Water, on which Mr Arthur Wood pioneered the use of the greased line in the 1930s. The riverbanks abound with wild flowers in early summer. Cowslips, wild geraniums and lupins are among countless species which add colour to the magnificent scenery. Banks are cut to a standard seldom encountered on other beats.

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The beat extends from a concrete marker on the south bank above Douglas Pool, downstream to the Mill Rush Pool below Invercannie Pool. Although many of the pools can be fished from the bank, fishermen are advised to equip themselves with chest waders. There is a full- time ghillie responsible for the beat and there is a substantial timber fishing hut well sited above the Canary Pool. The hut is comfortably equipped and has a wood burning stove.

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The Fishing Hut

In accordance with the policy agreed by the majority of Riparian owners on the River Dee, the Dee Conservation Code will be applied.

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Ghillie David Gibbon presents a memento to Reid Hagelin for catching a 35lb salmon at Middle Blackhall

Glenbogle Lodge Glenbogle Lodge which overlooks the Middle Blackhall beat is usually let with the fishings. The timber lodge was brought over from Scandinavia and reconstructed on the banks of the Dee and is beautifully furnished, recreating a typical Scandinavian sporting lodge. The accommodation is ideal for up to six people. A maximum of eight people are allowed but there will be an extra charge of £60 per person per week for parties over six people. The ground floor consists of a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and a rod room. Three double bedrooms, two single bedrooms and two bathrooms are on the first floor.

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Fabulous Glenbogle Lodge-a world class fishing lodge with a host of memorabilia

Middle Blackhall is a big fish beat-Lars Terkildsen with a 26lb Springer

Glenbogle is usually let as a self-catering lodge but it is often possible to obtain the services of a local cook who will do the catering for a party. The lodge is cleaned daily. Tenants will be responsible for their own food and drink

Celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee

Celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee

An afternoon at Banchory lodge enjoying high tea is an opportunity to celebrate a momentous occasion and enjoy being on the banks of the River Dee.

160 salmon reported for first 3 days this week

Its really heartening to see catches on the river rising significantly this week. It has been a difficult season this year for a variety of reasons however the runs coming into the river haven’t been as good as last year. There has been a good run of new fish this week as tides are starting to build and it is hoped that this is the harbinger of much improved runs into the river.It is also pleasing to see 36 sea trout have been caught as the colder weather conditions wont encourage much night fishing effort. Good to see these enigmatic fish coming to anglers flies.

Aberdeen and district angling association demo day

Aberdeen and district angling association demo day

The ADAA has Orvis along with Scott MacKenzie down doing demos and lessons etc with the new Scott MacKenzie range of rods and lines on Sunday 10th June, 10am onwards at the bothy, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Please feel free to drop along for free casting tuition and refreshments.Scott is a fantastic casting instructor and former world champion caster who has developed a highly acclaimed range of fishing equipment.

Spring Fishing on the River Dee

Middle River Dee beats showcase produced for national and international fishermen.

The River Dee & other north east rivers

BBC Alba broadcast-Turas a Bhradain

The Royal River

A nice overview film about the River Dee

The Ballogie Beats Blog

This is a very informative blog updated on a regular basis by Ballogie Estates Head Ghillie Sean Stanton.

Catches rise significantly as temps drop

With a 30 degree Fahrenheit drop from Sunday anglers were enjoying a red letter day on the Dee yesterday. There have been 70 salmon and 17 sea trout reported so far with more to follow. It is very pleasing news which sees the spring catch from FishDee beats rise to 1672, a bit behind the 5 year average of 2028. There are two more days catches to help swell the spring totals further and hopefully we will reach approximately 1800 salmon with a bit of luck. Interestingly the spring catch 5 years ago (one salmon lifecycle) was just over 1600 salmon. We went on that year to enjoy a tremendous run of summer salmon and grilse and fingers crossed we hope we shall experience a good summer grilse and salmon run.Sean Stanton at Ballogie advised there had been a good big run of new fish coming forward over the weekend.

Here is the summary so far for yesterdays catches:

Tuesday  
Park 3
Lower Crathes and W Durris 3
Crathes 1
Invery 1
Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo 1
Cairnton 2
Ballogie 1
Kincardine 4
Carlogie 3
Dess 3
Birse 2
Aboyne Water 4
Aboyne Castle 1
Craigendinnie 8
Waterside and Ferrar 1
Dinnet 4
Deecastle 6
Headinch and Cambus O’May 7
Monaltrie and Lower Invercauld 7
Balmoral 1
Crathie 7

Total 70
 
Biggest fish:  
Deecastle Dinnet 19lbs
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