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The Dee is one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world. Every fisher who has cast a fly for Atlantic salmon will know of our wonderful river.

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We are delighted to welcome anglers from all over the world who come in search of the ultimate prize: a Dee springer taken on the fly.

The character of the river makes it ideal for fly fishing. The fast flowing, crystal clear waters are home to a succession of salmon pools that provide the angler with some of the finest fly water in Europe.


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Latest catches - Mon, 22 May 2017

Catch for week ending 20 May 2017; 54 salmon.


Smolt Tracking Report Shows Interesting Results

October 11, 2016

The smolt tagging and tracking project is a three year programme of work. Fifty smolts, captured in the lower catchment, were fitted with internal acoustic tags and tracked in spring 2016. These smolts were tracked as they migrated through the lower 22 miles of the Dee and inner harbour.

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Tackling Non Native Invasives

July 05, 2016

Tackling invasive non-native plants along the banks of the River Dee – such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, Himalayan balsam and North American skunk cabbage - has become a priority for the River Office because of their potential impact on our river and its existing, native species.

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It is hard to know what better type of water a keen fly fisherman could ask for.

John Ashley Cooper