Upper Blackhall Beat- A real anglers gem

Nestled amongst the old Scots pine woods in a fabulously secluded section of the Dee Valley lies the sublime Upper Blackhall Beat. The beat offers a variety of fly fishing pools that will ensure anglers visiting the beat find compelling, challenging, rewarding and enigmatic. Famous pools like the Morel Pool and Grey Mare are pools every angler would like to say they have fished because they are steeped in a glorious history when there were seasons of abundance and great catches were made.

The tail of the Morel Pool at Upper Blackhall

The tail of the Morel Pool at Upper Blackhall

Upper Blackhall is 3 miles west of Banchory on the south bank of the Dee.  It is perhaps the most private beat on the river, it is outstandingly beautiful and lovingly looked after. The beat has 15 pools, is over 1.5 miles long offering a selection of fishing whatever the river conditions. It is normally restricted to 3 rods though, in conditions favourable, the ghillie may allow 4 rods to fish.

Looking downstream at Scobboc-A fabulous piece of fly water

Looking downstream at Scobboc-A fabulous piece of fly water

At the top of the beat is the famous Morel pool which holds fish throughout the season and is the only pool that is inaccessible by vehicle. The top hut overlooks the prestigious Scobboc pool that again fishes in all heights of water. The most famous pool is the Ferroch opposite Cairnton and,  with a large hut overlooking it, is a dream to fish besides being very productive  in medium to low water. At the bottom of the beat is the Grey Mare which also fishes in all heights of water and is another substantial holding pool.
The beat is tended by Raymond Sinclair who has been the ghillie for 22 years and is a fountain of knowledge. His advice is ignored only by the foolhardy!

Looking down the Morel Pool

Looking down the Morel Pool

And there is now availability for the first time on the FishDee website – Please dont miss this opportunity to fish this fabulous beat-you will not be disappointed.

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Availability

Date of listing: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:52:59 GMT

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15 Apr 13 as st £110     3     3     3     3     3     3     – Min 3d1r LE
27 May 13 as st £110     3     3     3     3     3     3     – Min 3d3r LE
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