The river Deveron is approximately 55 miles long and rises in the Cabrach Hills between Glass, Dufftown and Rhynie. It is part of the Deveron, Isla and Bogie Trust and as such we adhere to their rules. Over the years the river has been renowned as a Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout river. The season for Salmon and Sea Trout is from 11th February to 31st October, while the Brown Trout season is 14th March to 6th October. To this day the Deveron still holds the UK record for a Salmon caught on a fly by Mrs 'Tiny' Morison back in 1924.
Our two beats on the River Deveron are: Eden, which was purchased in 1970, extended in 2004 and accommodates 6 rods and Lower Inverichnie which was added in 1996 and accommodates 3 rods. Our River Deveron beats have been maintained and run to the highest of standards and are a family affair with the third generation now actively involved.
The Eden beat lies some 3 miles from Banff and only 9.5 miles from Turriff and is made up of 9 pools: King Edward, Carding Pot, Auchenbadie, Thieves Pot, Willows, Rodger, Croys, Piles and Brooms, stretching over roughly 1 mile of double bank fishing and 0.2 miles of single bank fishing. It is only 4.3 miles to the mouth of the river and so benefits from fish coming off the tide. Eden tends to fish better in higher water and has excellent retaining pools.
The fishing is extremely user friendly with easy access to the water and safe wading. The banks are all maintained and mown throughout the season making enjoyable walking from pool to pool. There is a boat provided to cross the river making it easy to fish off both banks and to access all the pools. It is also possible to wade across at two or three locations. There are benches scattered along the Deveron banks allowing for ease of changing a fly and all pools are accessible by car subject to ground conditions.
Lower Inverichnie is the lower half of the Inverichnie beat (which is the next River Deveron beat downstream from Eden) running from Upper Inverichnie and down to Montcoffer. It is a double banked stretch of river running approx. 365 metres and is single banked for an additional 90 metres. It is made up of three pools: The Avenue, The Grey Mare and The Grey Mares Tail. This stretch of river Deveron is better known for fishing in lower water.
Again, the fishing is extremely accessible with easy wading. The banks are all maintained and mown throughout the season making enjoyable walking from pool to pool and, again, benches are strategically placed.
Lower Inverichnie has a comfortable fishing hut on its banks, ideal for making a cup of tea or coffee. This beat and Eden rent very well together.
As mentioned above the Lodge is based halfway down the Eden beat and is rented with the Eden beat. It is one of the finest lodges on the river Deveron with facilities including a fully equipped kitchen, large rod room with heaters, large chest freezer and two fridges, wood burning stove, comfortable seating, indoor and outdoor dining, TV and Broadband Internet and a huge terrace with barbeque.
Both the towns of Banff and Turriff are close by with several hotels – the Banff Springs, Fife Lodge and the Carmelite in Banff and the Fife Arms in Turriff – and the excellent Hills of Maunderlea self catering lodges to name a few but there are other self catering cottages nearby – please ask for details.
There are excellent supermarkets, good butchers, post offices etc in both Banff and Turriff. Of particular note are Turriff Tackle shop, which carries a great stock of equipment if anything has been left at home, Bogside beef, which supplies wonderful steaks for the BBQ and the fishmonger at Macduff who has fabulous fresh crab and lobster plus lots of other delicious goodies!
On display in Eden Lodge and Lower Inverichnie fishing hut. Guests are requested to take careful note of same. A link to the trust web page and a list of the rules…plus info that release policy can be found in our lodge and on the trust website.
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