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Important News about the start of the 2014 fishing season

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Well I do hope all our readers have had a wonderful festive season and we wish you all a happy new year and tight lines for 2014. No doubt you are now starting to plan ahead on how to get rid of this winters cabin fever by going fishing. The River Dee salmon fishing season opens on Saturday the 1st February and the first full week commences on Monday 3rd February. Now is the time to book your fishing whether for one day, 3 days or a week at one or more fishing beats, with or without your friends. There is a full current list of availability located at this weblink  which offers a very tempting range of fishing opportunities for you to get out and enjoy some sport on the river bank. Its been a very mild and open winter so far and early season fish could easily be found as far upstream as Aboyne.

The popular Tor Na Coille Hotel in Banchory

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Now as there are a lot of tempting opportunities it is important to ensure you get suitable accommodation sorted out and there are a good amount of accommodation providers at www.fishdee.co.uk with hotels very popular in the early part of the season in and around the Banchory area. This is because historically the main run of early season fish are located in the Banchory Area. Hotels such as Tor Na Coille, Banchory Lodge, Raemoir House Hotel, The Burnett Arms, The Douglas and the ever popular British Legion will see many anglers meeting at the end of the day around the bars discussing their days sport, successes & failures and what tips they can pick up from other anglers about the latest killing pattern of fly etc.

Anglers gather on opening day at the popular Stag in Banchory for a pint and chat at the end of the days fishing

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A photgraphic tribute to the Dee

A very well crafted Black and White photographic essay about the River Dee produced by Miguel Aguilar from Spain.

River Dee Weekly Audio Fishing Report

Please find weekly FishDee audio report available to download for people with reading difficulties and overseas anglers

River Dee Weekly Audio Report

Here is the weekly FishDee beats fishing report compiled on Monday 20th May for those with reading difficulties and visitors from other countries.

Lots of rods available in March

There is a good amount of rod availability in March-check these out by clicking the date beside beat name !

Week of Water Beat                                 Species Rent/Day                                 Mon                                 Tue                                 Wed                                 Thu                                 Fri                                 Sat                                 Sun                                 Notes
25 Feb 13             Dee Ardoe and Murtle as st £25 +  vat                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 – Min 2d1r
25 Feb 13             Dee Kingcausie as st £30                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Culter as st £50                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £50                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 – CE
25 Feb 13             Dee Middle Drum as st £50                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Park as st £129 +  vat                 –                 –                 –                 –                 2                 3                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Park South as st £64 +  vat                 –                 2                 –                 1                 –                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365                 2                 2                 2                 1                 1                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Knappach as st £32 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Crathes as st £103 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 1                 –                 –                 – Min 3d4r
25 Feb 13             Dee Cairnton as st £88                 4                 4                 2                 –                 –                 3                 – CE NOLB
25 Feb 13             Dee Lower Woodend as st £55                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 3d1r
25 Feb 13             Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat                 1                 1                 1                 1                 –                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Kincardine as st £115                 3                 3                 3                 3                 3                 2                 – WS+20%
25 Feb 13             Dee Dess as st £70                 5                 4                 4                 4                 5                 –                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Birse as st £83                 4                 4                 4                 4                 2                 –                 – Min 3d1r
25 Feb 13             Dee Aboyne Castle as st £65                 –                 –                 –                 –                 –                 1                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Morven as st £50                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –
25 Feb 13             Dee Crathie as st £40 +  vat                 –                 –                 –                 –                 4                 4                 –

4 Mar 13             Dee Kingcausie as st £30                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Middle Drum as st £50                 3                 4                 4                 4                 4                 1                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Park as st £129 +  vat                 1                 –                 3                 –                 –                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Park South as st £129 +  vat                 3                 –                 –                 5                 2                 3                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365                 –                 –                 1                 1                 2                 1                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Knappach as st £32 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75                 –                 –                 –                 –                 1                 –                 – Min 1d3r
4 Mar 13             Dee Lower Woodend as st £55                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 3d1r
4 Mar 13             Dee Commonty as st £70 +  vat                 –                 –                 1                 –                 –                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Birse as st £83                 –                 –                 –                 2                 –                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Aboyne Castle as st £65                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –                 –
4 Mar 13             Dee Waterside and Ferrar as st £47 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 – Min 2d2r
4 Mar 13             Dee Deecastle as st £58 +  vat                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 – Min 3d1r
4 Mar 13             Dee Headinch and Cambus O’May as st £46 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 –                 –                 –                 – Min 2d2r
4 Mar 13             Dee Crathie as st £40 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –

11 Mar 13             Dee Ardoe and Murtle as st £30 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 2d2r
11 Mar 13             Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £50                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 – CE
11 Mar 13             Dee Park as st £129 +  vat                 –                 –                 –                 2                 –                 –                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Park South as st £129 +  vat                 3                 2                 –                 4                 3                 4                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Knappach as st £32 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Cairnton as st £105                 2                 2                 2                 4                 4                 2                 – Min 2d2r CE NOLB
11 Mar 13             Dee Lower Woodend as st £55                 –                 –                 –                 1                 1                 1                 – Min 3d1r
11 Mar 13             Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Dess as st £100                 –                 –                 –                 2                 –                 1                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Aboyne Water as st £65                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Craigendinnie as st £84                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 – Min 6d1r
11 Mar 13             Dee Waterside and Ferrar as st £47 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 – Min 2d2r
11 Mar 13             Dee Headinch and Cambus O’May as st £46 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 2d2r
11 Mar 13             Dee Morven as st £50                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –
11 Mar 13             Dee Crathie as st £40 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –

18 Mar 13             Dee Ardoe and Murtle as st £30 +  vat                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 – Min 3d3r
18 Mar 13             Dee Kingcausie as st £30                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £50                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 – CE
18 Mar 13             Dee Middle Drum as st £50                 –                 –                 –                 3                 3                 3                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365                 –                 –                 –                 1                 –                 –                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Knappach as st £32 +  vat                 –                 –                 –                 2                 –                 –                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Middle Blackhall as st £75                 1                 2                 –                 –                 –                 –                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Woodend as st £85                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – CE GX
18 Mar 13             Dee Lower Woodend as st £55                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 3d2r
18 Mar 13             Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat                 –                 –                 –                 1                 –                 –                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Birse as st £83                 4                 4                 4                 –                 –                 –                 – Min 3d1r
18 Mar 13             Dee Headinch and Cambus O’May as st £47 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 – Min 2d2r
18 Mar 13             Dee Morven as st £50                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –
18 Mar 13             Dee Crathie as st £40 +  vat                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –

25 Mar 13             Dee Ardoe and Murtle as st £30 +  vat                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 1                 – Min 2d1r
25 Mar 13             Dee Kingcausie as st £30                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 4                 –
25 Mar 13             Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £50                 6                 6                 6                 6                 6                 5                 – CE
25 Mar 13             Dee Middle Drum as st £50                 4                 4                 4                 4                 3                 –                 –
25 Mar 13             Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –                 –
25 Mar 13             Dee Lower Woodend as st £55                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 – Min 3d2r
25 Mar 13             Dee Aboyne Water as st £80                 –                 –                 1                 –                 –                 –                 –
25 Mar 13             Dee Morven as st £50                 2                 2                 2                 2                 2                 –                 –

Fancy a cast before the end of the fishing season ?

 

The close of the 2012 salmon fishing season is now on the horizon and anglers may wish to have a spot of fishing before the season closes. FishDee beats have a fair amount of fishing available with some prime beats not fully let as yet. Perhaps you may wish to hook a personal best or get some more salmon to provide you with your record year ? Perhaps you wish to say cheerio to your favourite Ghillie and thank him for looking after you well through the fishing season.

Here’s whats available just now :

Week of Water Beat Species Rent/Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Notes
10 Sep 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £80 1 1 2
10 Sep 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 + vat 1 1
10 Sep 12 Dee Dess as st £120 1
10 Sep 12 Dee Crathie as st £75 +  vat 2
10 Sep 12 Dee Mar Estate as st £35 +  vat 2 2 2
10 Sep 12 Dee Mar Lodge Estate as st £55 +  vat 2 2 2
10 Sep 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4

17 Sep 12 Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365 2 2 3
17 Sep 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 +  vat 1
17 Sep 12 Dee Dess as st £120 1
17 Sep 12 Dee Mar Estate as st £35 +  vat 2 2 2 2
17 Sep 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 4 4 2

24 Sep 12 Dee Culter as st £240 2 2 2 Min 3d2r HI NOLB
24 Sep 12 Dee Altries and Lower Drum as st £180 2 2 3 3 3 3
24 Sep 12 Dee Middle Drum as st £75 2
24 Sep 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 +  vat 2 2 2 2
24 Sep 12 Dee Little Blackhall and Inchmarlo as st £85 5 5 4 LE
24 Sep 12 Dee Morven as st £50 2 2 1 GX
24 Sep 12 Dee Mar Estate as st £35 +  vat 2 2 2 2
24 Sep 12 Dee Mar Lodge Estate as st £55 +  vat 2 1 2 1 1
24 Sep 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 +  vat 4 4 4 2 4

And into October :
1 Oct 12 Dee Kingcausie st £80 2 2 2 2 2 – –
1 Oct 12 Dee Park as st £137 + vat 1 2 1 2 5 – –
1 Oct 12 Dee Park South as st £137 + vat 1 2 2 1 1 – –
1 Oct 12 Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365 3 3 3 2 2 2 –
1 Oct 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 + vat – – 2 2 – – –
1 Oct 12 Dee Sluie as st £45 + vat – – – 2 2 – –
1 Oct 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 + vat 4 4 4 4 4 4 –

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8 Oct 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £80 3 3 3 3 3 – –
8 Oct 12 Dee Lower Crathes and W Durris as st £365 – – – – – 1 –
8 Oct 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 + vat 2 2 2 2 2 – –
8 Oct 12 Dee Crathes as st £88 + vat 2 2 – – – – – NOLB
8 Oct 12 Dee Middle Blackhall as st £70 3 3 3 – – – – Min 3d3r LE
8 Oct 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 + vat 4 4 4 4 4 4 –

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15 Oct 12 Dee Kingcausie as st £80 5 – – – – – –
15 Oct 12 Dee Park as st £137 + vat 4 – – – – – –
15 Oct 12 Dee Knappach as st £55 + vat 2 – – – – – –
15 Oct 12 Dee Crathes as st £88 + vat 3 – – – – – –
15 Oct 12 Dee Dess as st £80 2 – – – – – –
15 Oct 12 Feugh Heughhead as st wt £30 + vat 4 –

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