FISHING
The beat provides perfect fly fishing water (we do not encourage spinning) which is fast flowing and generally clear. Dependant of rainfall, the beat fishes well throughout the season. Wading is necessary in lower water conditions but the majority is very easy.

The Dee is renowned for its Spring run and in recent year it has improved considerably from a low seven years ago. So good is the improvement that regulars were quoted in 2003 that they had never seen so many spring fish anywhere in the UK for the last 30 years. Sea trout enter the beat in late April and grilse arrive in June with runs of salmon coming in throughout the summer and autumn dependant on river height.

Beat Map - click on the map to view photos:

CONSERVATION
In common with the remainder of the river and most other UK rivers we have a conservation code to which we ask all anglers to abide by. All salmon are released. We encourage anglers to support the Middle Dee Project (Raymond Sinclair is a committee member) which was started in 1997. They run a successful hatchery and have made significant improvement to 2 tributaries in the local area. They also have an ongoing research and monitoring programme which is proving valuable nationally.

The Morel Little Gurnel Big Gurnel Green Spout Simms Parlour Scobboc The Corner Pool Grey Mare Middle Ferroch Upper Ferroch Lower Ferroch Sandys Blastit Stone