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.

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

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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River Dee Report for the week starting 18th March 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 18th March 2024

Just when I was saying that it felt like spring again the weather changed and we had showers with sunny intervals, it got wild and windy towards the end of the week and presented some challenges for anglers, but I am pleased to report 18 fish to the rods this week, a...

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Vacancy for River Restoration Coordinator

Vacancy for River Restoration Coordinator

We have a new and exciting position available as a River Restoration Coordinator. This role will oversee the delivery of an innovative and wide-reaching multi-million-pound initiative recently launched on the Dee, Save the Spring. The 20-year programme is aimed at...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 11th March 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 11th March 2024

It was good to see a few more people out fishing this week as I was and up down the north and south Deeside roads, and the weekend weather was kind but with some chill in the wind, so a few hardy anglers ventured out for the 1st time this year. Keith at Park let me...

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Garlogie Dam Project needs your vote!

Garlogie Dam Project needs your vote!

Some great news - and a plea for your help. The River Dee Trust and Fishery Board's removal of a century-old dam has been shortlisted for a major international award. Opening the Garlogie Dam gave endangered salmon access to miles of tributaries. The SEPA-funded...

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