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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.


Catch and Release Guidance- Fisheries Management Scotland has worked with Fishing Megastore and others to update the latest advice on catch & release best practice. A copy of the new advice can be viewed by clicking here – please take the time to read through and consider the advice.

Please take a few moments to read the Conservation Code For 2017

Latest catches - Mon, 11 Sep 2017

Catch for week ending 9 September 2017; 115 salmon & 22 sea trout


Pink salmon update

September 07, 2017

​With the news and social media rife with the invasion of Pacific pink salmon, we want to give people an update on the situation on the Dee and what we are doing about it. The situation has developed rapidly in the last month.

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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