River Deveron



The River Deveron has a length of 60 miles and has a well-founded reputation for salmon and sea trout and Brown Trout fishing.The Rivers source is in the Ladder Hills near Glenbuchat Cabrach in the Grampian Mountains, Like the Spey, it is fast flowing in its upper reaches due to the fall of the river. 

The River Deveron is a famous and a very prolific salmon sea trout and brown trout fishery, in terms of catches it has consistently been the fifth highest in Scotland.

The Deveron gains the river Black Water then flows through the town of Huntly and is joined by the River Bogie Then further downstream it is joined by the River Isla.The whole river system produces good sport with Brown trout Sea trout and Salmon fish of 9 or 10 pounds are the norm but the river record is a Salmon of 61 pounds caught in 1924 by a miss Morrison of Mountblairy. The river Deveron then continues its journey to the Moray Firth between the towns of Banff and Macduff.   

Home of the UK Record Fly-Caught Atlantic Salmon

The River Deveron is something of a secret and this is due to its more famous neighbours the River Spay and the Dee

River Deveron

river deveron

The Fishing

A good way to fish the Deveron and to save time in looking for owners of beats on the river is to contact Turriff Tackle  who operate some beats on behalf of the owners, They split the river into 3 sections upper middle and lower with beats on each section accommodation is provided and its all on their website take a peek. http://riverangler.co.uk/deveron

The River Deveron’s sea trout average 3lbs with specimens up to 10-12lbs are caught regularly, It is also renowned for its Brown Trout fishing.

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