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When It Comes To The Upper Middle River Dee You Couldn't Better Select A Venue To Fish Than The Lovely Aboyne Water Which Is Located Close To The Picturesque Royal Dee-side Town Of Aboyne.


Aboyne Water is the uppermost beat on the middle Dee area and this beautiful beat extends to two and a half miles of left bank salmon fishing immediately downstream of Aboyne Bridge.

This highly picturesque beat has 9 named salmon pools providing a variety of classic fly water, enticing riffles, smooth water glides, and deeper holding pools which attract salmon from the opening day in February until the River Dee's end of September closing day. Most of the Aboyne Water salmon pools are easily fished from the riverbank or by wading and are enjoyable to fish for both novices and more experienced salmon anglers.

The added benefit of having expert Head Ghillie Charles Booth overviewing fishing operations adds a higher dimension of sheer professionalism & River Dee salmon fishing knowledge to the entire Aboyne Water fishing experience. The wide diversity of salmon pool formations allows good fly water in all water conditions and early in the season Spring fish are always present in the 'Lummels', 'Irrigation', 'Red Rock' and 'Jetty' pools for those who love being in with the chance of contact with a 'super fit' hard fighting River Dee 'Springer'.

Salmon numbers build up in this middle area of the River Dee throughout the Spring months and Aboyne Water also offers some fantastic floating line sport which continues through the Summer and Autumn months. It is well worth noting that many sea trout are also present throughout the Summer months which provide additional action for fishers.

The fishings are divided into three beats (two in July and August), each of which fishes one rod. Anglers fish through the beats in rotation. Riverbank wading is fairly easy and usually isn't required in high water. A wading staff is advisable when wading in the 'Stone', 'Red Rock' and 'Lummels' pools. There is vehicle access to the 'Bridge', 'Upper Irrigation', 'Lower Irrigation' and 'Lummels' pools and all other pools are easily accessed on foot.

Follow this link for detailed information on our River Dee guided salmon fishing package.


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