Upper Blackhall is situated 3 miles west of Banchory on the south bank of the Dee. The beat fishes 3 rods and has 15 named pools and it fishes equally well in low and high water. There are 2 fishing huts with wood burning stoves and 2 shelters. All but 3 of the pools are accessible by car from the riverside track. There is a full time ghillie, Raymond Sinclair, who has looked after the beat for 23 years.


He is a fine fisherman, a patient and experienced teacher and takes enormous trouble to look after his fishermen. Apart from its productive water, the attraction of the beat is its beauty and tranquillity. Beautiful trees, prolific wildlife and an absence of public roads make for perfect peace.

The Stables are some 1.5 miles from the beat on private road. The house has 4 twin bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, WC, sitting room,kitchen/dining room, rod/drying room. It is fully furnished and equipped. The cleaning is done by the ghillie’s wife, Jenny, who lives immediately next door. She is available to cook breakfast and prepare a picnic lunch and Joan Sinclair is available to cook suppers. Both ladies are very experienced and eager to help.

For all enquiries contact Simon Mitchell T. 01926 650100 E.