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.
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.
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.
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.
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