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The fishing at Lower Dess is on an exceptionally attractive, secluded left bank stretch of the river Dee which can be fished at low, medium and high water. Whilst the Dee’s reputation has traditionally been for prime spring fishing, more recently the summer fishing has been equally productive. The Dess fishings also benefit from a very good sea trout run in late June and July. View latest catch records here.

The beat is 2.25 miles long and includes 16 named pools many of which are against a woodland backdrop. The river bank is well maintained and there are a number of gabions and croys which have been carefully sited to improve the fishing. The beat is fishable at all heights and most of the pools can be covered without wading. This is a five rod beat until the end of June and four rods thereafter.

Fishermen and their guests can avail themselves of either or both of the fishing huts on the estate. The award-winning hut at Upper Dess was built in 1998 and provides a feature fireplace, an outside terrace, kitchen and cloakroom.

When you fish at Lower Dess, you are in the capable hands of our ghillie, Eoin Smith. Eoin has fished the river Dee for the last 35 years so his experience and local knowledge are unparalleled. He is on hand to consult and advise throughout your stay.

For information on availability and rod rates, please contact Strutt & Parker on 01330 826819 / 824888.

Book your fishing on the river Dee here.

Comfortable, delicious food, excellent hospitality made staying at Dess Lodge relaxing and very special, thank you so much.

- Chris Hollingsworth, 2015