Storming to the end of the Season

Last week saw our guests catch 9 fish which brings the Lower Dess beat tally for the season so far to 106 – a pretty amazing total when you cast your mind back to all that Storm Frank threw at the Dee in January (see below the before and after photos) Philippe came all the way from Paris to catch a 16lb cock salmon on a 2″ Flashy…

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Toni & Mikey

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


From Monday 6th – Saturday 25th February next year we are offering FREE use of the 4 rods on our Lower Dess beat for fishers who book the self-catering accommodation at our Mill Cottage Rates are £750 for a full week or £400 for 3 days (Su/Mon/Tues or Th/Fri/Sat) For more information, or to book, please contact Antonia McKinley on 01763 264249 or


10th-15th April 2017 Up to 4 rods fishing the Lower Dess beat and staying at the fabulous Mill of Dess Lodge (9th-16th) £1,500 per rod. Partner stays free. Price includes fishing, dinner, bed & breakfast For more information, or to book, please contact Antonia McKinley on 01763 264249 or


A UNIQUE ALL-IN-ONE INTERMEDIATE COURSE Ideal for improvers and those looking to upgrade from kitchen bridge. 15th – 20th September 2016 Based at Royal Deeside’s newest luxury Mill of Dess Lodge on the banks of the river Dee. For more information, or to book your place – call Antonia NOW on 01763 264249 or email

Poppies !

A glorious show of colour along the river bank this week.

First Ever Dee Salmon!

One of our lady guests caught a superb 10lb salmon in Island pool on the usual wee black fly. The fish was very fresh and sea liced. Her proud husband was on hand to assist with the landing and return.

We Just Need The Loaves ….

…..BECAUSE WE HAVE  CERTAINLY GOT THE FISH(ES)! On Wednesday an invited rod had two cracking salmon of 14 and 15 lbs respectively.… Later in the day, one of our most experienced fishers caught a 7 pounder in the middle of the beat using that most effective weapon in a Dee rod’s armoury – the small black fly…. In the evening, a one-day rod had two…

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Late Availability for 4 Rods in June !

Sunday 19th  – Saturday 25th June for up to 4 rods £1,500 per rod to include 6 days fishing, 6 nights at the fabulous Mill of Dess Lodge on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis – and partners “go free” (as they say in the Disneyland adverts …..) Call or email Antonia NOW before this offer is snapped up by someone quicker off the mark! 01763…

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This Week At Lower Dess ………….

A Roe Buck swam the river just below where Jeremy Clayton was fishing A Kingfisher has been seen flying up the river Some Ospreys came to investigate the fishers A pair of Nightingales can be heard most evenings And the wild flowers are just stunning at the moment!