Banffshire Coast News
Fishing Season Starts 11th February River Deveron
Salmon and Sea-trout season- 11 February 2012 to 31 October inclusive. Brown trout season 15 March to 6 October Inclusive.
The river Deveron due to its more illustrious North East neighbours the Dee and Spey is a well kept secret where anglers return year after year, generation after generation.The Deveron rises in the high hills above the Cabrach along with its main tributaries the Blackwater and the Bogie.
Salmon can be encountered right from opening day on February 11th anywhere on the river but the higher beats are usually a favourite. During April and May the brown trout fishing is superb with many specimens of 5 to 6 lb being caught each year.
Sea Trout start running towards the end of May until July and again a 7 lb fish is not uncommon.
The grilse run begins mid July but given water can start in June and can last all season. This is supplemented with the summer Salmon which can reach 18 lb. The back end run starts in September and fish can weigh up to 40 lb +. Indeed the British record for a salmon caught on fly came off the Deveron and weighed 61 lb.
Favourite flies include the Stoats tail, Munroe Killer. Willie Gunn, Ally Shrimp ,Cascade and the executioner. Spinning is allowed on most beats in high water and flying "c", Toby's and Rapalas are great takers of fish in high water.