Dee District Salmon Fishery Board & River Dee Trust

Dee District Salmon Fishery Board & River Dee Trust

Dee District Salmon Fishery Board & River Dee Trust

Dee District Salmon Fishery Board & River Dee Trust

We are the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board and River Dee Trust

Two organisations who look after the UK’s highest river and one of the best-known salmon fishing rivers worldwide.

Our stunning river stretches 81 miles from the source high up in the Cairngorms, right down through Royal Deeside to where it joins the North Sea at the City of Aberdeen.

We are working toward our vision of a thriving river supporting abundant biodiversity and binding strong the Deeside communities in Northeast Scotland.

The river Dee is also a focus for intense freshwater conservation actions to help save the iconic Atlantic salmon, threatened and representative of all wildlife’s imminent threats.

Winner of the Nature and Climate Action Award

for our #OneMillionTrees Campaign

Fish the River Dee

Fish the Dee

The World famous River Dee has always offered the epitome of wild Scottish Atlantic Salmon fly fishing in clear, fast and classically shallow pools and runs.

Join us on the River Dee and experience this world famous salmon fishing river.

Success Stories

From breaking down barriers and restoring catchments, to keeping invasive predators under control, to reviving spawning areas and restoring wetlands – read all about some of our recent success stories.

Dee Events

Events

There is an event on the River Dee for everyone – whether it is our famous 24 hour fishing marathon, events to get more people taking up fly fishing, or an incredible charity auction, find out about what’s coming up and get involved.

Latest news

Vacancy for Bookkeeping & Administration Assistant

Vacancy for Bookkeeping & Administration Assistant

We have a vacancy for a Bookkeeping & Administration Assistant in our River Office at Dinnet (hybrid working available). This is a busy role where the bookkeeping and administration for a charity and statutory fishery board will be learned through on-the-job...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 15th April 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 15th April 2024

Here we are in week 12 of the season already and we are starting to see more springers on the beats this week, with a total of 37 spring salmon reported to FishPal. The first salmon of the season was caught at the new beat of Tilquhillie just below Banchory and news...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 1st April 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 1st April 2024

We are already at  week 10 of the season and the riverbanks are looking bonny with the trees all coming into leaf now and the daffodils all out, this week felt very warm in comparison to what we have had in March but we had a lot of rain and the river had some quite...

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Rugby Hero to champion Dee restoration

Rugby Hero to champion Dee restoration

Scottish rugby legend John Barclay is to be guest speaker at the 2024 Dee Heroes Dinner, raising funds to support the award-winning restoration of the threatened river. The former Scotland International Rugby Captain made over 70 appearances for his country,...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 25th March 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 25th March 2024

We were hoping that the last week of March would bring in some more fish, but conditions were hard going, the Scottish weather threw everything at us with snow flurries, rain and winds, the end of the week was fine and we did get to see some sunshine. The highlight...

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