Lambs frolicking next to Mill of Dess Lodge.

SO entertaining to watch !    

Unleash the writer in you!

Creative Writing Course

Free Fishing – February & March 2017 !

From Monday 13th February to the end of March next year we are offering exclusive use of the 4 rods on our Lower Dess beats for fishing clients who book the self catering accommodation at our Mill Cottage. Rates are £750 for a full week or £400 for 3 days. For more information, or to book, please contact Antonia McKinley on 01763 264249 or

A cracking fish !

One of our Danish fishing guests caught a 14lb salmon in our Island pool using a black and yellow tube fly of his own tying.

Photography Course 16th – 22nd October 2016

Lower Dess Photography Course 16th - 22nd October 2016

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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First Fish Of The Year !


Welsh fly scores on the Dee!

A TWO INCH “THE REVEREND MOLE” FLY This fly from the River Usk in Wales, and new even to our ghillie, was used with tremendous effect by our visiting  rod Michael Pearce to catch an 8lb salmon  

We Are Going to Need A Calculator !

RE-NAMING 16TH MAY 5 FISH MONDAY. 2 fish in 2 hours turned into 5 fish across the Lower Dess beat before close of play. This morning a delighted estate owner, Jeremy Clayton, caught a 6 lb sea-liced hen fish with a size 8 Blue Charm.  Looking like a great week for the Dee and Dess – and it’s only Wednesday.  Watch this space!    

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.