Celebrating the new salmon season

1 Feb 2022

Commencing 4000ft in the Cairngorms, the River Dee travels some 87 miles before it reaches the North Sea at Aberdeen. Throughout its journey, the river provides a worlds renowned natural habitat for species whilst sustaining biodiversity.

February 1st sees the start of the River Dee fishing season, a significant date in the diary and cause for celebration. With its fast flowing, crystal clear waters, the River Dee attract anglers from across the globe over to its waters, providing valuable support to its conservation and that of the surrounding landscape. 

Responsible for sustaining local biodiversity, the River Dee’s importance to the natural world cannot be underestimated and the River is fortunate to have the invaluable community-based charitable company – The River Dee Trust- working to better understand and improve the river so it can be looked after for this and future generations. With impressive restoration projects including ‘One Million Trees’, a pledge to lant one million native tress alongside the river, recreating areas of landscape that have been lost for 2000 years, and with the rivers 100% ‘Catch and Release’ policy, the River Dee is a shining example of successful land management. 

Having grown up is in Royal Deeside, the importance of the river, and the work of the River Dee Trust, have always been incredibly important to Araminta seen through her support of the Trust. Her custom designed Dee buff can be purchased from the Trust site with proceeds going towards supporting salmon research and river restoration work.

From stunningly diverse woodlands to heather moorland, we have the greatest respect for the natural landscape. Drawing our inspiration from its beauty, we understand the importance of protecting the wild, yet delicate, habitat we call home so it can survive and continue to thrive for generations to come. 

The invaluable work of The River Dee Trust is integral to the survival of the Scottish landscape, the species who call it home and to sustaining biodiversity. 

Learn more about the River Dee Trust http://www.riverdee.org.uk