Fishing in Royal Deeside village of Ballater, Scotland

Royal Deeside village of Ballater is a fantastic please for a fishing break as it known as world’s best salmon fishing beat.

The River Dee and River Don are two of Scotland's great fishing rivers located in that area and there are plenty of other waters to choice from. You could variety try a variety of fishing such as wild brown trout in the mountain lochs, salmon fishing on the Dee and rainbow trout from lochs close to Ballater.

The River Dee is the top spring salmon river in the world; you might want to fish here from February to – May.

The River Don is a top class brown trout river and salmon.


Loch Vrotachan

Ballater Country Wear (Norman Clements) 15 Bridge Street Ballater

TEL: 013397 55453

Located near the Glenshee Chairlift Complex and in a grassy hollow 750 metres above sea level. Great place for though fishing. Fishing is by fly only.

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Loch Muick

Willie Murdoch Caberfeidh, 8 Parkhouse Close, Tarland, AB34 4UZ

TEL: 07879606984

Fantastic place for brown trout fishing, however, you would need agreement with Balmoral Estate fish permit as it is mainly available for members only.

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Chapel & Gasworks Lochans

Alan Myddleton, 24 Albert Road, Ballater

TEL: 07830768144

These are small lochan on the Glenmuick Estate about 1 mile from Ballater on the road to Loch Muick. Please see more information here.


River Dee - Mar Estate

Archie Hay, 5 Pannanich Rd, Ballater

TEL: 07881767966

This is a great place for fishing for salmon and grilse and three sea trout from early May each season. Please see more information here.


River Don - Towie Beat

Alan Myddleton, 24 Albert Rd, Ballater, AB35 5UT

TEL: 013397 53277 and 07830768144

A great place for someone who is looking for towie beat, salmon and sea trout fishing. Please see more information here.


River Gairn

Contact: The Mews, Linn of Dee Road, Braemar AB35 5YL

TEL:  013397 41600

Great place to fish brown trout (fly fishing, no spinning allowed).

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Deeside Inn
13-15 Victoria Road
Scotland, UK
AB35 5RA