Fishing in Royal Deeside village of Ballater, Scotland

The River Dee is one of the most famous salmon fishing rivers in the world, with as many as 250 anglers on the river each day during the season. Visitors can choose to go on a guided tour, or set out on their own and explore the local rivers - River Dee or River Don, well known for being two of the greatest fishing rivers in Scotland.

The area is well known for the quality salmon which are available to fish between February and May each year. There are many opportunities for anglers in Ballater, from catching wild brown trout in the misty mountain lochs, to bagging salmon on the Dee or seeking rainbow trout in one of the many lochs close to Ballater.

Deeside Fishing

Eat & Drink

Eat and drink before or after your outdoor adventures at our hearty restaurant, which specialises in traditional Scottish hospitality and local, high quality produce. The décor of the inn’s restaurant and lounge is warm and welcoming with many original features retained. The open fire places and polished antiques create a setting that makes our guests “feel at home”, so they tell us!

Book a Room

We offer a selection of hotel guestrooms from single, double and family size rooms. Insidour welcoming inn you will find a traditional and cosy Scottish atmosphere, with delightful Victorian era inspired decorations.View our latest offers & breaks.

Contact Us

Deeside Inn
13-15 Victoria Road
Ballater
Aberdeenshire
Scotland, UK
AB35 5RA