Trout and Salmon Fishing on the River Don

Trout and Salmon Fishing

The River Don is one of Scotland's angling treasures. Not only is it recognised as a premier salmon and sea trout river it is also renowned for the quality of its brown trout fishing.

The River Don, which enjoys the benefit of a Scottish Executive Brown Trout Protection Order and a River Improvement Association, has been described by Bruce Sandison, the celebrated angling authority and author, as:

The finest wild brown trout stream in Europe

Fish of over 3lb in weight are not uncommon.

During the season the following fishing is to be found:

  • Early spring - salmon fishing
  • Early summer - quality brown trout and sea trout
  • Summer - salmon, grilse and sea trout
  • Autumn - salmon - often some very big fish

The Don offers the local and visiting angler an excellent chance of sport throughout the entire fishing season.

Aberdeenshire Council manages four separate beats on the river and access is readily available to visiting anglers at reasonable cost.

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