Trout and Salmon Fishing on the River Don
The River Don is recognised as a premier salmon and sea trout river, but is also renowned for the quality of its brown trout fishing. Find out about Trout and Salmon Fishing on the River Don
Streamy to gentle gliding water, offering the dry fly angler considerable scope. Fishing in Kintore
Stretch of water passing through wooded countryside, approximately 2 miles on the north bank of the River Don, and approximately a further 2 miles on the west bank of the River Ury. Inverurie fishing
Here the Don has all the qualities of a Highland river and the stream is surrounded by mountains, moorlands and mature woodland slopes. Alford fishing
Information for all featured beats. Read about flies and tactics
Seasons, Permits and Returns
Five year Average Catch
The average catch for salmon and sea trout from 2007 to 2011 inclusive
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A useful guide to fishing for brown trout on the River Don. Produced in association with The Don District Salmon Fishery Board.
Your attention is drawn to the Don and District Salmon Fishery Board's Conservation Policy, adopted by Aberdeenshire Council and to measures to prevent the introduction of Gyrodactylus salaris. All salmon and grilse killed on Aberdeenshire Council fishings must be tagged.
In addition Aberdeenshire Council has adopted the River Don Brown Trout Conservation Policy and this is incorperated within the permit conditions.
The River Don Trust
The River Don Trust's main remit is:
"To advance for public benefit, environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing all species of freshwater fish and their environments primarily but not limited to the inland and coastal waters of the River Don".
However, the Trust has also has tasked itself with a general role of educating the public at large in understanding aquatic ecosystems. This includes their fauna, flora and economic or social activity, river catchment management and the need for, and benefits of, protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement of aquatic environments.
The Trust has initiated a number of projects including salmon in the classroom, genetic and scale sampling, habitat surveys and a biosecurity plan to name a few. More details and up to date information on what the Trust is doing can be seen read here www.riverdon.org.uk
Links to other visitor attractions, including:
- Grampian Transport Museum, Alford
- Duff House, Banff
- Macduff Marine Aquarium
- The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Fraserburgh
- VisitScotland castle and whisky trails