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Prices & Availability

Beat Summary

  • Beat Length 3/4 mile
  • Double Bank Fishing
  • Up To 4 Fishers per day
  • Ghillie Present
  • Five Year Average 61 Salmon
  • 6 Fishing Days Per Week
  • Fishing Hut
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Wood Burner
  • WC Facility
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Plates, Cutlery, Cups & Glasses
  • 3 Rods Per Day From June
  • WiFi

When It Comes To The Fabulous River Dee You Simply Must Experience Salmon Fishing On This Naturally Beautiful & Perfect Fly Fishing Beat.

 

The Lower Blackhall & Kinneskie Beat is located close to the thriving Aberdeenshire town of Banchory. This is prime River Dee salmon fly fishing territory at its absolute best and make no mistake about that fact. If you’re well grounded in this amazing sport and you want to fish on a ‘naturally’ beautiful & perfectly streamed River Dee venue then this is it.

In addition to this the Lower Blackhall & Kinneskie beat is fortunate to have one of the most famous Head Ghillies in Scotland in Colin Simpson. Colin’s legendary reputation commenced as a young man under the tutelage of famous Scottish salmon fly tyer the late Megan Boyd MBE. I could write a huge article on Colin’s professional contribution to Scottish fly fishing as many others have done but let’s talk more about the perfect River Dee salmon fishing on offer.

This salmon beat has been pitched as a Spring beat for years but common sense will tell you that salmon have to come through this beat's amazing fly pools to access the upper reaches of the Dee. If rods aren’t present to catch these fish then ‘Catch Statistics’ will continue to keep salmon fishers from understanding this magnificent fly fishing proposition.

The natural & mature native broad leafed trees that shroud its riverbanks through the Summer months keep the majority of this beat from being under too much intense sunlight and the restricted 3 rod Summer permit access means that all pools are at best lightly fished in rotation.

The higher water levels of Spring allows a 4th rod to be present and it is no surprise that often good Spring day catches are recorded when this lovely beat is fully fished. Colin’s fishing hut is heated and well maintained where a welcoming cup of tea or coffee is only ever seconds away upon arrival.

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'Fish Of The Month' Prize

Fish Of The Month Prize

Throughout each month of the Scottish salmon fishing season one bottle of malt whisky will be presented to a salmon fishing client of this booking platform who provides the best quality photograph of a specimen salmon that they caught on any of this website's participating salmon beats.

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Jock's Appraisal

Look beyond the recently manufactured 'curse' of Scottish salmon fishing by not correlating often misleading 'city' digit driven catch assessments with the presence of a 'wild' creature that is completely independent of such man-made nonsense. 

Whether it's the Spring, Summer or Autumn salmon can be caught in this wonderful middle Dee beat's amazing fly fishing pools.

Perfect salmon pools like Bohore were described by the late & famous salmon angler Mr Richard Waddington as "one of the very finest grilse pools on the entire River Dee". 

Every one of the 12 named salmon pools on this highly attractive middle Dee beat has its own 'special' type of magic where your anticipation levels will be soaring high with each swing of your fly.

I've no doubt many Lower Blackhall & Kinneskie salmon fishers will continue to be hypnotised by this beat's amazing natural pool formations. Test my theory as you simply will not see this caliber of salmon fly water too often on any Scottish salmon river.

Jock Monteith Professional Scottish Salmon Fishing Guide & Provider

Professional Scottish Salmon Fishing Services Provider

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Please bear in mind that 'catch statistics' in recent years have become an industry driver but they do not take into account the actual 'rod pressure' applied in achieving these figures.

There's much more to Scottish salmon fishing than the inevitable 'end result' of enough fishers being present or being in the right place at the right time.

The riverbank beauty & ambiance, the hypnotic flow of the stream, the hospitality of the ghillie and just enjoying 'the escape' from normal stressful work duties has always been the primary attraction of Scottish salmon fishing where a salmon was always regarded as a bonus.

Beat Directions

From Aberdeen simply follow the A93 into the town of Banchory. At the 2nd set of traffic lights in Banchory turn left and proceed over the Banchory River Dee Bridge. At the other side of the bridge turn right through the gates beside the Gate Lodge.