Crathes Castle Fishing

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Crathes Castle Fishing stretches for 2 1/2 miles of the left bank, immediately below Banchory, in some of the most stunning scenery in the area.

The fishings are normally let for 4 rods and are divided into 2 beats each with 4 major pools. There is a maximum of 2 rods on each beat and the rods will change beats at 1.00pm.

All the pools are accessible by car. The fishing is home to one of the best fishing huts on the River Dee allowing visitors to enjoy their visit to the river in comfort, taking full opportunity to drink in its stunning riverside setting. The hut benefits from electricity, a solid fuel stove, microwave and a barbecue which can be used by all guests throughout the day. Guest can relax inside or on the huts extensive decking area.

Lunch is not provided but catering can be arranged for parties.

Fishing can be from the bank or by wading and there is a boat on the lower beat close to the hut.

There is a full-time ghillie and a second available if requested. Tuition is available for less experienced by arrangement in advance.

  • Opening Times
    Seasonable from February to November.
  • Facilities
    • Toilets
    • Parking