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

River Dee Report for the week starting 12th February 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 12th February 2024

We had a week of mostly pleasant weather on the Dee this last week and I am really noticing that we have more daylight in the mornings and the afternoons, and I am not driving to/from work in the dark now. Spring is coming and the riverbank trees and plants are coming...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 5th February 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 5th February 2024

This week was the first full week of the fishing season and as tends to be at this time of year the weather was unsettled, some days we had blue skies and bright sunshine and other days we had wind and driving rain. Ghillies and anglers had to cope with high water...

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River Dee Report for the week starting 1st February 2024

River Dee Report for the week starting 1st February 2024

It was great to see a blue sky on opening day last Thursday as we gathered in the new venue of the Milton Brasserie near Banchory for the speeches, followed by a walk behind the Fergus Mutch piping us to the riverbank at the Crathes Castle beat, also home to the Twin...

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A positive step as the River Dee opens for the fishing season

A positive step as the River Dee opens for the fishing season

Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the River Dee, one of the most famous salmon fishing rivers in Scotland ,at the Milton of Crathes, to mark the official start of the season on 1st February, amid concerns for the long-term future of the iconic Atlantic...

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Help The River Dee Trust Grow!

Help The River Dee Trust Grow!

The Trust is now recruiting for a part-time Fundraising Engagement Officer, to ultimately provide more help to the River in its time of crisis by fundraising for its ambitious programme of nature restoration and conservation. This permanent position will maintain and...

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An exciting new job to deliver Save The Spring

An exciting new job to deliver Save The Spring

We are seeking a Programme Coordinator on a permanent basis. 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 saving threatened...

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