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The River Deveron



The River Deveron is a hidden gem, flowing north east off the Grampian Mountains and into the sea at Banff.

The river has a fantastic reputation not only for its Atlantic salmon but also for its prolific sea trout and brown trout fishing.  

          Known anciently as the "Dovern", The Deveron is sourced in the Ladder Hills between Glenbuchat and the Cabrach, part of the Grampian range. It begins as a small highland stream among peaty and heather covered country before leaving the hills and entering the rolling lowlands of fertile farmland. The two main streams in its upper course are the Alt Deveron and the Black Water. Some 17 miles downstream from the river's source, the river passes through the town of Huntly, where it is joined by its tributary, the River Bogie. 


Four miles further downstream the Deveron's second tributary, the River Isla flows in from the north west. From this point on, the Deveron becomes a mature river, pursuing a winding course through Turriff and finally flowing into the Moray Firth between the twin towns of Banff and Macduff.


The Deveron can be a river of big fish and each season brings in some 20-30 pounders. The river opens to anglers on the 11th February and there's always a chance of a clean Spring fish. Sea trout start from mid-May through to July and with water there can be long runs of grilse in July and August. Fresh fish run until the end of the season on 31st October.






11th February until 31st October


Sea Trout

11th February until 31st October


Brown Trout

15th March until 30th September


(No fishing on a Sunday)

The River Deveron Map
Click map to view in more detail
Tiny Morison's 61lb salmon caught on the River Deveron in Aberdeenshire

"Tiny" Morison's 61lb catch in 1924

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