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Bespoke guided salmon fishing - River Dee - SCOTLAND

Get the ultimate fly fishing experience in Scotland on our bespoke guided package in Royal Deeside fishing for Atlantic Salmon and Sea trout on the River Dee and river Feugh. The river Dee is one of the big four rivers in Scotland and provides some of the finest fly water in the country. 

Salmon fishing in Scotland is at the top of most anglers bucket lists. Scotland is simply synonymous with Atlantic Salmon Fishing. It is still the place all true Salmon anglers dream of catching the King of Fish. We can help make your dreams come true with our Salmon Fishing in packages. With the opportunity to fish some of the most famous Atlantic Salmon fishing rivers in Scotland. We can arrange Atlantic Salmon fishing in Scotland in the Aberdeenshire region on the River Dee, River Esk, River Deveron and River Don and their productive tributaries. Additionally we organise trips to some of Scotland’s less known hidden gems around the Highlands and Outer Hebrides

The freestone River Dee begins in the Cairngorm mountain range and flows through stunning scenery and the picturesque towns of Braemar, Balmoral, Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory down towards the city of Aberdeen. The river Dee is highly regarded as one of the clearest rivers in Scotland, during the spring months the river is fed from snow reserves in the mountains and runs gin clear. Fishing small flies for large Atlantic Salmon is what the river Dee is renowned for. 

Our Bespoke salmon fishing experience is designed for everyone, whether you have fishing experience or not, we will ensure that you enjoy the day, learn about the art of spey casting and how to catch salmon on the river Dee.    

Our team of guides are professional AAPGAI & SGAIC certified casting instructors and enjoy nothing more than helping you to improve your casting techniques and get the most of your time on the water. Our team know the river and local beats intimately and enjoy sharing this wonderful sport with visiting guests. 

What's Included

 Professional spey casting tuition

 Fully guided fishing on private salmon beat - River Dee

 All waders, premium LOOP fishing tackle and flies

 Delicious deli style lunch with drinks and dessert 

 A memory to last a lifetime



(Hotel Pickup and drop off available on request - at additional cost outside of local area)

River Dee Salmon Fishing Season 

 Below Aboyne Bridge – 1st February to 15th October 

Above Aboyne Bridge – 1st February to 30th September 

No Sunday fishing.


Pricing - inc Vat

£450 Per person  



Spey Casting Masterclass

We will book your days fishing on a hand selected prime beat on the River Dee, where we think there will be the best chance of catching salmon in the conditions of the river at that time. 

 We will provide all premium LOOP fishing tackle and breathable waders to ensure that you have  the best suitable gear to make the most from your day. 

The day begins with some fresh coffee at the idyllic fishing hut on the bank of the river Dee and making a plan subject to the river conditions. We will then head out for a brief Spey Casting Masterclass, breaking down the mechanics of the casting to get our guests exactly where we need to be. Common casts that we will teach you of the day are the Roll Cast, Circle C Cast, Double Spey, Single Spey & Snake Roll cast.    

During the day your guide will help by fine tuning your casting skills and provide detailed instruction of tactics and presenting the fly to ensure that you have the best possible chance of catching salmon.  


Guided FLY fishing & Lunch

Fly fishing for salmon is not just about mastering the casting, but also reading the water, mastering the control of the swing and how to present your fly in the perfect way. Our guides will work with you to ensure you understand what we are trying to do and of course be on hand to net your catch. 

There is something tranquil about fly fishing and our guides know when to be on hand and also when to step back and let you take everything in. 

Our delicious lunches are provided by the local restaurant Milton Brasserie, who can cater for all dietary requirements and always provide a range of platters to ensure it meets everyone's taste. From hand made baguettes, salads, home baked sausage rolls, local cheeses, and fresh scones with jam and cream they always hit the spot before heading back out to fish in the river. 

Spring Salmon River Dee caught at Dinnet in 29 pool
Lady landed this stunning Atlantic Salmon on the River Dee at Deecastle beat at Glen Tanar estate that took a small size 12 crathie fly
Husband and wife salmon fishing on the River Dee near to aboyne
Jesper with a nice sea trout caught on the River Dee at Dinnet beat in the boat pool
Visiting angler from Denmark with a summer Atlantic Salmon caught on the Dinnet beat on the River Dee near to Aboyne
Visiting angler from Sweden with a superb Scottish spring salmon caught on the River Dee at Deecastle beat on Glen Tanar estate

Royal Deeside

Explore Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, favored by the royal family for its serene lifestyle and breathtaking landscapes. Home to Balmoral Castle, chosen for its tranquility and stunning surroundings, the area offers unparalleled sporting opportunities from salmon fishing river Dee to stalking and hunting. Discover historic towns like Braemar, Ballater, Aboyne, Kincardine O'Neil, and Banchory amidst the Cairngorms National Park along the banks of the River Dee.  Accommodations range from the luxurious Fife Arms Hotel to charming village inns like the Boat Inn Aboyne and riverside retreats like the Banchory Lodge Hotel. With a variety of lodging options including cottages and Airbnbs, Royal Deeside caters to all tastes and budgets.

Best salmon fishing river dee for guests staying at The fife arms hotel and marcliffe hotel

We are based on the River Dee, it's our home river and we know it intimately. We can provide access to many private beats from Crathes, Banchory, Aboyne, Dess, Ballater and even Invercauld Castle beat. We will choose the beat based on the time of year, and where we would want to be fishing ourselves to ensure the best possible chance of catching that salmon and sea trout. 

We will collect you from the hotel and drive to the beat, giving a tour of royal Deeside on route to the fishing. All the equipment is provided and casting instruction by your SGAIC & AAPGAI qualified casting instructor and guide.  Riverside deli style lunch on the banks of the Dee and photos of your trip included  ensure you enjoy a truly memorable Scottish salmon fishing experience. 

Leave no trace

Fly fishing brings us closer to nature leaving minimal impact to the environment. The river dee is our home and we are passionate about ensuring atlantic salmon have the best possible habitat to ensure their survival. read our GREEN STORY and SUSTAINABILITY POLICY HERE.