The Deveron is a hidden gem of a river flowing north east off the Grampian Mountains into the sea at Banff. It’s medium size makes it easily covered and perfect for beginners and improvers yet varied and challenging for the experts too. Even though the Deveron can be prolific in its own right, it is over shadowed by its famous neighbouring rivers Spey and Dee which of course means, being less well known, it is very good value! The Deveron’s salmon season is Feb 11th to October 31st with no Sunday fishing. (trout fishing is allowed on Sundays). Sea Trout fishing can be very good too.

Henderson’s Country Sports is the local centre for fishing supplies and river knowledge and manages the day permit sales. These can be purchased here or from their website Fishing the Deveron.


Deveron Beats

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The Wrack is the lowest private beat on the Deveron and is tidal at its lowest pool. The beat starts at the old Bridge of Alvah in a spectacular gorge.

Lower Inverichnie

Lower Inverichnie is a small three rod beat consisting of three named pools. This beat can be very good and often out performs bigger beats.


The Eden is a very good beat of approximately two miles and mainly double bank for six rods.


Dunlugas is an excellent salmon beat and is superb for sea-trout and brown trout too – given water it can produce good numbers of salmon.


Arguably the best beat on the river set in lovely countryside just below Turriff. The beat has 16 pools and is double bank although mainly fished from the left hand bank. Forglen day permits are available in the spring and offer a good chance of a springer.

Turriff AA

Turriff Angling Association have 3/4 mile of fishing just outside Turriff. The beat boasts eight pools which will fish in all heights of water. Although mainly fly fishing, spinning and worming are allowed in periods of high water.


Boat of Turtory


Upper Netherdale has 2.5 miles of double bank fishing and 11 named pools. Carnousie has 0.75 miles of single bank fishing and has five named pools. The Netherdale fishings has four rods on each beat and Carnousie has three-four depending on water levels. All beats have excellent fishing huts and good access roads. Some walking is required to reach the furthest pools.

Ferry Cottage

Bridge of Marnoch

Marnoch Lodge has 2 1/4 miles of fishing at the Bridge of Marnoch. The beat fishes well in high water and has some good holding pools once the fish arrive.


Euchrie beat is a two rod stretch of water at the Bridge of Marnoch. It is very rocky in places but has relatively easy access for the most part and holds fish in the deeper pools. It is also an excellent trout fishing stretch.


Avochie is situated at Rothiemay and includes the river Isla junction pool. It consists of 2.5 miles of mostly double bank fishing. It has 23 named pools with many good rapids, necks and tails of pools. The beat takes five rods and is “classic” fly water with easy wading.