The Dee is one of the most famous salmon rivers of the world.

We're recruiting for a Biologist

June 28, 2018

The River Dee Trust is recruiting for a Biologist, based at our River Office in Dinnet. This is a fantastic position to help the team look after fish stocks on the Dee, involving a range of work that will help guide how we care for the river.

Continue reading


September 22, 2017

We welcomed a group of Icelandic anglers to Deeside last weekend. It was fun packed few days of fishing, food and drink.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

Pink Salmon On The Dee

August 16, 2017

The Dee has had at least nine rod captures of pink salmon – the Pacific salmon species Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, since early July. We have kept a very close watching brief on this and sampled the fish where possible.

Continue reading

Callum Mackenzie Cup

December 05, 2016

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.

Continue reading

Salmon in the Upper Catchment

November 08, 2016

Check out this short video of Salmon in the Upper Dee catchment. These salmon were spotted in the upper catchment this autumn. We have observed a marked improvement in spawning activity this year.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading