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A Fantastic June On The Lower Dess Beat!

The lack of rain has presented our rods with (more than) challenging conditions in the last month or so. It’s amazing what a serious bit of rain can do. The river rose by more than 2ft and, once the peat stain had cleared, the fishing conditions have been borderline perfect. So have the results! Here are just a few of the cracking fish caught & released…

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Calling All Munroists

The Mill of Dess Lodge is the perfect base camp for your climb up Lochnager and Mount Keen. Prepare for the climb in comfort and style at Lower Dess Estates. And when you return you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the River Dee. Can’t wait to see the view from the top? See some spectacular drone footage below:

Fish Are Like Buses! You Wait For Ages Then Three Come Along At Once

A triumphant last day of the family fishing holiday. The final return was a sea trout (a first ever fish for James) and TWO salmon for Stuart who almost needed a torch for his last fish – a 10lb salmon caught at the eleventh hour. Well done the team!

Lower Dess Fishermen have some competition !

This morning our ghillie managed to film this family of otters playing in Mill Pool. Eoin counted two adult cubs and their mother enjoying the delights of the Lower Dess beat just below the steps at Mill Cottage.

Spring Watch At Lower Dess

Spring is definitely here, even if the Spring salmon don’t want to play!  Flocks of swallows, sand martins and several redshanks moving up the river daily.  The first lambs have appeared on the farm and young mallard ducklings (several broods) showing on the river. Numerous birch trees in leaf (two weeks early), gean and blackthorn trees in good blossom. It’s a wonderful time of year, full…

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Swedish Rod Lands A Corker!

17lbs of fresh sea liced springer caught on Thursday 6th April. After a bashful week,  the fish are now biting on the Lower Dess beat. Yay!

New drone footage of the beautiful Lower Dess beat
Ed Shepherd’s magical tour of the Lower Dess estate!

  It’s almost as good as being here !

9lb salmon caught by a Swallow !

An expert Scottish rod caught this splendid fish with a Swallow fly – which looks like this….

And We’re Rolling On The Lower Dess Beat !

Two cracking fish caught in as many days. Have a super close-up look at this 12lb fresh run fish caught on a 2″ Posh Tosh fly – and the great escape! Also a 9lb fish caught on a 2″ Swallow. See this beautiful fly below