In a good cause

Fishing at Crathie on the Dee.

Ken Reid, fisheries development officer up at the (Aberdeenshire Dee) River Dee Trust offices, tells of a week’s prime fishing the trust has secured for the lucky winner of an auction bid. For a chance to sample the cream of River Dee fishing, and in the process help with the conservation and restoration work of the trust, and encouraging newcomers to angling via the AFYD (Angling For Youth Development) charity salmon junkies everywhere are invited to bid for a week’s prime fishing and accommodation.

The auction will run until a closing date of August 31 with the highest bids visible on the FishPal website auction page. Bids can be submitted for this week online at the FishPal Auction page alternatively written bids can be submitted to River Dee Trust, Mill of Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5LA

The Premier River Dee Fishing Week comes as a complete lot comprising the following:

12th/13th September 2 days fishing for two rods at Lower Crathes and Upper Durris

14th/15th September 2 days fishing for two rods at Dinnet

16th/17th September 2 days fishing for two rods at Crathie

11th/12th September 2 nights’ accommodation at Tor Na Coille Hotel, Banchory including breakfast

13TH/14TH September 2 nights’ accommodation at the Loch Kinord Hotel, Dinnet including breakfast

15th/16th September 2 nights’ accommodation at the Darroch Learg Hotel, Ballater including breakfast

Ian G Scott, River Dee Trust-Chairman said the winner of the Premier River Dee Fishing Week auction lot will be notified at the close of auction.

Now is there a catch? Well the guide price for this would be in the region of £4,000, but this is clearly the salmon fishing week of a lifetime. Information about each of these beats can be found on the fishery descriptions page on


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