Ghillies and Youngsters Have Fun at the CHAP Fishery

August 25, 2016

We are always keen to introduce youngsters to angling and this summer we have held a number of events, with a couple more in the pipeline, aimed at doing just that We had an open day for youngsters at Raemoir Trout Fishery in June. Newtonhill Scouts joined us at us at CHAP’s wonderful fishery at Drumoak in July, to try their hand at fly fishing for trout  followed by Drumoak Cubs in August. Several of our ghillies a beat owner and a board member were on hand to lend their time and expertise to proceedings and helped ensure a great time was had by all. The boys and girls had a fantastic time and a few them have been bitten by the fishing bug!

Its been a great team effort. A big thank you to CHAP for once again letting us use their facilities, they have been wonderful to work with and its great to see a local company helping the next generation of anglers. Thanks also to Orvis in Banchory.

If any groups in the area are interested in trying fishing, get in touch at and we will see what we can do.

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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