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

National Adult Salmon Sampling Project

July 01, 2022

Fish scales can be read to tell us the age of a fish and, combined with their length and weight, is valuable information to tell us about the age structure of fish populations. This information feeds directly into the assessment of conservation status of Scottish salmon stocks and can also be used to examine growth, foraging locations and potentially provide genetic information on stocks.

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Robson's success spurs on his support for the Dee

July 02, 2021

Robson Green took his love of extreme fishing to the Dee last week, and left with an angling experience he says he’ll never forget, and a plan to join other brave fishers in a 24-hour marathon next year. Despite low water and sky-splitting sunshine over two days, he caught a salmon, lost another, and played two seatrout before they also got away at the Invery and Tilquillie beat. His partner Zoila played and lost a fish on the nearby Lower Blackhall and Banchory stretch.

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Vigilance required as anniversary of Pacific pink salmon looms

May 26, 2021

Four years ago non-native Pacific pink salmon arrived in the River Dee in unprecedented numbers. Many other rivers across Scotland had a similar experience which was then repeated to a lesser two years later. Early summer 2021, heralds the next likely appearance of these invasive species, due to their two-year lifecycle. We are asking anglers to remain vigilant over the coming weeks as we anticipate their return to the Dee.

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'Car Bank' Removal Delivers Positive Change

February 25, 2021

During the Pearls in Peril project, one of the most eye-catching actions was the removal of 20 cars, plus rubble and timber, being used as a flood wall on the River Dee upstream of Braemar. New research shows that removing this barrier and reconnecting the river with the floodplain has caused many positive changes.

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Living River Festival

February 03, 2020

The River Dee Trust, organised the first festival to celebrate all aspects of the River Dee on Saturday. We were delighted it was such a success after hundreds of people took part in a range of events.

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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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