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


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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