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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.

Follow this link for a video production of the Lower Blackhall & Kinneskie beat presented by Colin Simpson.

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

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