Daily Archives: July 19, 2012

Culter Fishing Beat offers exciting opportunities for late summer sport

The Culter Fishing Beat

 The Beat Description

The Culter beat is directly upstream of the Maryculter Bridge and is over 1.7 kms long offering a wide variety of pools to fish. The beat has both banks throughout it’s length which ensures the water can be covered effectively irrespective of the wind direction. There is also a drying room and rod box beside the hotel. The beat has been historically lightly fished by a fishing syndicate but was recently purchased in association by the Maryculter House Hotel. Fly-fishing is encouraged at all times and beat Ghillie Mads Pedersen is able to provide first class tuition and advice for novice anglers. The Ghillie is experienced in his field and has fished extensively all around the world for salmon.

A fine salmon caught and released at Culter from Peters Pot

Due to the length of the fishing season the beat offers a wide variety of opportunities to suit all budgets. In the spring with cold water, fresh run spring salmon will be found in the pools. In the summer there are opportunities to catch running salmon, grilse and sea trout with night fishing possible. The beat has some super fly fishing pools including the very productive Peter’s Pot, Greenbank, High Bank and Camphill. Given suitable conditions the beat has the potential to produce salmon catches in the region of 300 per season. With fishing from both River banks and reasonable wading to cover the lies, the beat will suit the mobile fly fisher with access to the pools from both sides of the river. In late summer the pools fill up dramatically with very large numbers of fresh fish which will spawn in the lower river later in the year.


The wonderful Maryculter House Hotel, which is officially rated 4 star, has 40 comfortable bedrooms with en-suite facilities, Poachers Bar and Carvery has a fine selection of malts and bar suppers are available until 9pm. Fine dining in the Priory Restaurant is also on offer. Fishing must be booked with accommodation at the Maryculter House Hotel, which is a long established privately owned and popular hotel on the River Dee located just above the beat. There will be reduced rates for 3 or 6 day packages with the hotel, and golf can also be included on the nearby Deeside and Peterculter golf courses.

Culter  Culter


1.7 km of double bank fishing offering a variety
of pools to fish, 7 named pools.
• Fly Fishing for up to 6 rods.
• 4 night stay with full Scottish breakfast
and picnic lunch + 3 days fishing.
• Hut with toilet facility, Rod box, Drying room, etc are available.
• Staying at Maryculter House Hotel, a 4 star luxury privately
owned on the banks of the River Dee,
located 200 metres from the beat.
Evening Meals:
• Are available within our two restaurants
for Fine Dining or Bar Suppers.
• From Aberdeen Airport available on request.

Contact details

Mads K. Pedersen Fishing Manager/Ghillie, Maryculter House Hotel, South Deeside Road, Maryculter Telephone: +44 1224 732124

E-mail: fishing@maryculterhousehotel.com Ghillie: mobile +44 7527 307680

Ghillie: Mads K. Pedersen

Into a nice salmon in the Island Run

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse

Year ’10 ’09 ’08 ’07 ’11 Average ’12
Feb 5 0 0 1 0 1.2 1
Mar 6 0 1 0 0 1.4 1
Apr 3 0 0 1 0 0.8 0
May 0 0 0 1 0 0.2 1
Jun 1 1 2 2 1 1.4 0
Jul 1 1 7 10 3 4.4 0
Aug 18 50 38 54 38 39.6 0
Sep 112 53 78 122 50 83.0 0
Oct 66 42 16 0 73 39.4 0
Total 212 147 142 191 165 171.4 3

July / August Availability

To book fishing, click the bold ‘Week of’ link at the start of the relevant line

Week of Species Rent/Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Notes
23 Jul 12 as st £80 4 4 4 4 4 4  
30 Jul 12 as st £100 4 4 4 4 4 4  
6 Aug 12 as st £100 4 3 3  

September/ October 2012 fishing has not been listed and is available by booking directly with Mads Pedersen. Fishing lets during the last 6 weeks of the season to mid October are sold as packages including accommodation. Price per rod for these packages are £725 for 4 nights accommodation in a twin room with bed and breakfast and packed lunch, and 3 full days fishing.

Useful Links

Fishing Groups

Fishing Breaks

Corporate groups

Email: Contact Fishery

Additional information

September & October fishing is not available without accommodation and anglers must stay at the Maryculter House Hotel for the duration of their fishing let. There are twin rooms reserved for visiting anglers fishing Culter Beat. There will be a supplementary charge for single room accommodation, if any single room is available for the duration of your stay which cannot be guaranteed.


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