Salmon and Sea Trout

The Main house and most of the Holiday cottages on the Glenmuick Estate are situated about 300 meters from the river Dee - one of the world’s great Salmon rivers. It offers some of the finest Salmon Fishing on earth in some breathtaking scenery. In recent years the River Dee has produced decent numbers of fish with large multi sea winter fish being landed by anglers of all abilities.

Glenmuick has 13 varied and beautiful pools in which fish can be caught in most heights of water throughout the season. Glenmuick is a 2 rod beat* and rods are let by the day. Glenmuick Estate is situated on the Upper Dee where large fresh fish can be caught from as early as March. In addition to the run of spring fish, the river also provides prolific summer and autumn fishing for salmon, grilse and sea trout.

The Dee season is from 1st February to the end of September with a two week extension to the 15th October on the middle and lower Dee.  Catches build throughout the season as more and more salmon enter the river to complete their epic journey. To encounter a fresh run Atlantic Salmon is an experience that lasts a lifetime and forges a bond between angler and river that is unbreakable. 


To arrange fishing on the Glenmuick beat of the Dee around Ballater please contact the Estate Office on 01335 350 279 or at: 


Alternatively fishing on the wider river can be booked through the excellent FishDee website:



*A house rod is retained on the beat throughout the season, although it is rarely used.