The Don offers some marvellous trout sport, especially for those interested in the dry fly. Alford waters offer splendid fly fishing.

Salmon fishing has suffered over decades by paper mill pollution at various points, particularly at Mugiemoss although steps are being taken to lessen this hazard. Spring salmon fishing on the Don is patchy but can be good for those lucky enough to be there at the right time. Summer, with the grilse, and autumn with the big salmon are best. The Don, in fact, has a much better autumn run of salmon than its more prestigious neighbour the Dee.

Sea-trout fishing on this river -which should be much better than it is- is indifferent. SOS: Feb11-Aug26(Net); Feb 11-Oct 31 (R&L)

Alford, Aberdeens, GrampianTS 7milesinareaRB

DT: AH (Haughton Arms Hotel,


Alford, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS?-(for Trout and, below high water mark, for Salmon) 12 miles in areaLB

DT: TO (Stone Circle, Glenkindie) or AH (Kildrummy Castle,


Dyce, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS A 5-mile stretch from Main

Road Bridgeto point above Dyce


DT: ATS (J. Somers & Son, 40,

Thistle Street, Aberdeen)

Glenkindie, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS A good 2 mile stretch of fishing at Glenkindie

DT: (must be booked day before fishing: AH (Glenkindie Arms,


Inverurie, Aberdeens, Grampian TS2 miles from Polinar Burn to meeting with UryLB DT: ATS (E. J. Duncan, 4, West High Street, lnverurie)P(Bridge Bar, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie) or AAA(lnverurieAA)Apr1-Sept 30

Kemnay, Aberdeens, Grampian


DT: (L6)ARO (Mrs S. L. Milton,

Kemnay House, Kemnay)tfe

Kintore, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS1 mile between Kintore AC markersLB

DT:AP (Crown Hotel, Kintore)

Monymusk, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS10milesof fishingon Monymusk Estate watersBB All enquiries to Grant Arms Hotel, Monymusktfe

Strathdon, Aberdeens, Grampian

T 1A total fishing of 9 miles from

BahammtoLuibLB (3miles),RB( miles)

DT: AH (Colquhonnie Hotel,


Don (Aberdeens) Records

Salmon: 54-0-0 W Hendry Oct 1939 Trout: 13-0-0 J Burn 1

Don Tributary


This river joins the main stream at Inverurie. It gives some chance of salmon and trout for the visiting angler.

Inverurie, Aberdeens, Grampian

TS4milesfromHoweford bridge to junction with DonRB

DT: ATS (E. J. Duncan, 4, West

High Street, lnverurie)P (Bridge

Bar, Port Elphinstone, Inverurie) or

AAA (Inverurie AA)=Apr1 -Sept 30(T)6