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Late Availability – Sunday 9th October

Due to the lack of grouse in the area this season, one of our sporting guests has cancelled his reservation for Exclusive Use of our beautiful Mill of Dess Lodge in Royal Deeside on Sunday 9th October We are now able to offer this luxury accommodation for one party of ten guests at a 30% discount (£1,050) per night. Alternatively we can offer top end…

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Five of five

This very nice 8lb salmon was caught yesterday by Mr. Richard Pursglove with a Munro Killer fly. This was the fifth fish caught on the Lower Dess beat this week. The weather has turned distinctly autumnal with an east wind and rain. Hopefully this won’t deter our fishers next week who are regulars on this part of the Dee

Costa del Dess

    A touch of the Mediterranean on the estate today

It’s been a busy week on the Lower Dess beat.

Richard Pursglove caught this lovely fish in the Little Quithel pool on Monday before returning it to the river. Other fishers have also been busy with 6lb and 8lb salmon caught yesterday on the usual small black fly. The estate owner drove up last night and caught a 4lb grilse this morning.  

Is it a whale??

Well not quite – but George Cartwright was understandably delighted with this 17lb uber-fish caught recently from the middle of our beat at Lower Dess on a size 8 Cascade fly.

ONE OFF SPECIAL PRICE !

OCTOBER AVAILABILITY – ABOYNE 30% DISCOUNTED RATE – EXCLUSIVE USE Due to an unavoidable cancellation, we are suddenly able to offer the fabulous Mill of Dess Lodge to a private group who can take the whole house at a significant discount. 17th – 23rd October 2016 List Price:  £1,500 per night Offer Price: £1,050 per night (dinner, bed & breakfast) for up to 10 guests…

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A very respectable 12 lbs!

A very happy group of fishers returned to Cheshire yesterday with a tally of 9 fish to their credit, the heaviest of which was a 12lb salmon caught with – yes, you’ve guessed it – the mighty ‘small black fly’. The lower end of the beat yielded all these fish – 5 salmon and 4 sea trout. The river is settling back down now after…

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Almost into double figures …

Our most recent fishing party had a cracking week at Dess.  Nine fish were caught, the heaviest of which was a 14lb salmon taken on the lower end of the beat with a small black and orange fly. One of the party had considerable success at Upper Dess with a size 10 stoat tail which yielded him three fish. Mr Glover (below) took this 5lb salmon from a…

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Unwelcome visitors !

Anna, our wonderful Lodge Manager, was relieved when Eoin Smith swiftly and expertly removed this wasp nest from outside one of the South wing bathrooms. We were amazed at how well the nest camouflaged with the granite walls. Clever little things!

Toni & Mikey

We had a great stay in the Island room.  Very comfy and great views. Thank you July 2016