Lower Dee

The lower Dee is from Aberdeen upstream to Banchory and includes some of the great Dee beats.

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This part of the river is traditionally best for early spring salmon and also late summer and autumn fish. In a cold winter, salmon tend to migrate upstream slowly in the early months of the season. Fish pass through the lower beats throughout the season and build in numbers from July to the season end. Sea trout provide their unique brand of excitement during May and June, particularly at night. August and September can provide some of the most exciting sport of the year as grilse, big late summer and autumn fish arrive.

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A Million Trees to Save Our Salmon

January 30, 2020

The River Dee Trust has announced plans to plant a million native trees in one of the biggest nature restoration projects in the Cairngorms. The project will recreate areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years.

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Callum Mackenzie Cup 2019

November 01, 2019

The Callum Mackenzie Cup is awarded by Ballogie Estate Enterprises for the most notable fish, of any species, caught by a youngster within the Dee catchment, including Rivers Cowie and Carron or one of the many trout fisheries in the district.

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Fisheries Protection

September 24, 2019

With the season coming to a close Fisheries Officers are still working hard to protect salmon from poachers. Poaching still goes on and can have a major impact on fish stocks, particularly when numbers are down across the country.

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