2 Fish in 2 Hours!

Welcome to Monday on the Lower Dess beat. This morning a good 9 lb salmon was taken from the Jock Rae pool with a Black & Blue fly.  Soon afterwards a very experienced fisher caught a sea trout in our Island pool using a Dee Sheep.  Looks like it is going to be an epic week.  Watch this space for updates…..

A Small Black Fly Triumphs

Our ghillie, Eoin Smith, caught a very fresh 8lb fish in the Rossachs pool late on Wednesday night using a small black fly. River life quieter today with the drop in temperature but double digits on the mercury predicted for Monday.

Excellent River Conditions

Thanks to the fantastic weather we are currently enjoying at Lower Dess, the snow is melting and, as a result, the river is at a good height and very clear. Quite a few fish are showing too so tight lines for the coming week.

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Creative Writing Course

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!