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.

Lambs frolicking next to Mill of Dess Lodge.

SO entertaining to watch !    

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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

We’ve been busy winning awards from VisitScotland!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded SEVEN VisitScotland Welcome Scheme Awards And here they are …..

Another Fish!

A 7 pounder caught on Saturday evening in the Jock Rae pool with a 3″ Sunray. Plenty more fish have been seen on our Dess beat in the last week which is good news and hopefully indicative of a return to improved catch numbers on the Dee

First Fish Of The Year !
A more than respectable 17 lbs.  Caught in Pitslugs with a two and a half inch Bold Bodied Willie Gunn

Incredible though it may seem after the damage wrought by Frank, we are sorely needing some more water in the river. With levels just over 1ft and rising we are hopeful that with a bit of snow melt we might see some more fish movement further up the river. Moving into what should be warmer March days we are hopeful for an upturn in fortunes…

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