Salmon Fishing

Enjoy fishing on one of the three beats at Balmoral

The River Dee offers some of the finest fishing in Scotland and the three Balmoral Beats are located on the South Bank of the river, stretching from The Brig O' Dee (near Braemar) down to Dalliefour (near Ballater).

These fishing beats are available for rental on the open market from April until the end of July each year, with the exception of some weeks required by the Royal Family.

Fishing is normally let on a weekly basis, with rentals running Monday until Saturday and prices vary throughout the season. However it is sometimes possible to arrange for part weeks fishing, either Monday to Wednesday or Thursday to Saturday.

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The Balmoral Beat is a three rod beat, while the Abergeldie Beat and the Birkhall Beat are two rod beats. Details for 2021 will be available soon.

Balmoral Estates support the voluntary code of practice on the River Dee and encourage fishing tenants to follow these conservation measures by returning all salmon to the river in order to aid the recovery of stocks.

Fishing is let with the services a ghillie, shared between the rods on the beat.

For further information on the salmon fishing or to make a reservation please do not hesitate to contact us:-

Telephone : 013397 42554/ 42555
E-mail :

A new scheme, which aims to help boost the salmon population on The River Dee is being trialed at the River Muick this season. Details of this scheme and other initiatives to help improve salmon numbers can be found on The River Dee Trust website.

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