The River Dee Access Agreement: What it Means for Anglers

The River Dee in Scotland is renowned for its excellent salmon fishing. However, for many years, access to the river has been a contentious issue between anglers and landowners. That is until the River Dee Access Agreement was signed in 2017.

The agreement was made between the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board, which represents the interests of anglers, and the River Dee Trust, which represents the interests of landowners. It outlines a set of guidelines for anglers to follow when accessing the river and aims to improve access while protecting the rights of landowners.

One of the key features of the agreement is the creation of a new online booking system for fishing permits. This system allows anglers to see which stretches of the river are available for fishing and to book permits in advance. By doing so, it helps to prevent over-fishing in any one area and ensures that anglers are respecting the rights of landowners.

The agreement also sets out rules on how anglers should behave when on the river. For example, they must not damage the riverbank or disturb any wildlife. They must also not leave any litter or other debris behind and must respect the privacy of landowners.

Overall, the River Dee Access Agreement is a positive step forward for anglers and landowners alike. It provides a framework for improved access to the river while also protecting the rights of landowners. By following the guidelines set out in the agreement, anglers can enjoy a day`s fishing on the River Dee knowing that they are doing so responsibly and with respect for others.

If you are interested in fishing on the River Dee, be sure to check out the new online booking system and familiarize yourself with the guidelines set out in the Access Agreement. By doing so, you can help to ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy the beauty and bounty of this fantastic river for years to come.