Salmon and Sea Trout Opportunities on the Heughhead beat on the Feugh



Just off B974, Banchory and Strachan road


1 mile left bank 10 pools, 1 Ghillie (by arrangement), 1 hut, WC Maximum rods: 4 Price range: From £12 to £35 rod/day (+VAT); Weekly and part day (4 hours) tickets may be available on request, please contact Fishery Manager for availability.

All Species fishing available including brown trout, with day rods for salmon angling having priority.

Dusk to dawn tickets available for Sea Trout fishing.

Children fish free with a fee paying responsible adult.

Strictly catch and release. Life jackets available on request.


Heughhead Fishing’s

Creating a unique fishing experience on Royal Deeside; Heughhead Fishing’s has all the facilities you would expect from a top quality beat. Surrounded by rich, beautiful countryside and offering a wide range of amenities including accommodation, leisure, sports facilities and popular tourist trails. Fishing is available on this 1 mile beat from late May until the end of the season (currently 15 October).

The River Feugh

The River Feugh is the most important tributary of the River Dee and is well known for the salmon leaping at the Falls of Feugh, well worth a visit. The Feugh begins high in the Forest of Birse, to the south of Aboyne, and flows through some of the most scenic areas in Aberdeenshire before joining the River Dee at Banchory.

The Feugh is a spate river and fishes best after a rise of water where must anglers comply with the beat regulations, available on request.

Heughhead Fishing’s is situated 2 miles upstream from the Falls of Feugh. This is an ideal river for beginners to learn to fish for salmon and trout with no necessity for long casts. The intimate pools offer a challenge requiring stealth and finesse when the river is low and clear. Children accompanied by responsible supervisory adults’ fish for free. The river banks are well maintained and have access to all the pools.

The Beat

Heughhead Fishing’s extends to 1 mile of left bank salmon fishing on the River Feugh where fishing is separated into 2 beats, upper and lower. The upper beat has 5 named pools; Duke, Rothwell’s Run, Burn, Willows and Grilse, The lower beat has four named pools; Stepping Stones, Heughhead, Upper Scolty, Lower Scolty, and Embankment. Species of fish include Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon and Grilse. The brown trout season commences 15th March to the end of September. Sea Trout can be expected from early June onwards and the salmon season runs from April/May until the end of the season. The most productive months for salmon are from July onwards. These are rich waters that serve as important spawning grounds for salmon and sea trout in the Dee system. The purpose built quality fishing lodge provides full facilities whilst retaining character in line with the surrounding environment.

Company Corporate Fishing

Why not enjoy the exclusive fishing rights for up to 4 rods daily or weekly? It’s the ideal setting for a fishing trip with a BBQ. Complete with a comfortable well appointed fishing lodge complete with modern amenities, WC, running water and electricity and a cosy log burning stove at your disposal. For parties of more than 4 rods, fishing would be on a shared basis.

A Ghillie and equipment will be available by request, please contact fishery manager Kath Brown for further details and to discuss your requirements.

  Scotland/Dee Beat

Catch Statistics

Salmon & Grilse
Year ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 Average ’13
March 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
April 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
May 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0
June 0 0 0 3 3 1.2
July 0 0 0 9 18 5.4
August 0 0 0 21 29 10.0
September 0 0 0 16 3 3.8
October 0 0 0 1 15 3.2
Total 0 0 0 50 69 23.8 0
Sea Trout
Year ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 Average ’13
March 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
April 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
May 0 0 0 0 1 0.2 0
June 0 0 0 6 4 2.0
July 0 0 0 10 3 2.6
August 0 0 0 6 7 2.6
September 0 0 0 4 0 0.8
October 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
Total 0 0 0 26 16 8.4 0

How to Book

Please take the availability link below and check that the days you want are available. Then follow the instructions at the bottom of that page.
Availability / Prices
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Contact Details

Kath Brown Inchgarvie 1 Brighead Place Inverbervie DD10 0PA

Tel: 01561 361848


About FishDee

The FishDee blog is your website for snippets and news items coming from the riverbank from anglers, ghillies and local people who have useful news they wish to share. The supporting business infrastructure which supports angling will also be providing items of news that may be relevant to people who have an interest in the River Dee.

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