The Monymusk Fishings
The Monymusk Estate Fishings consist of 13 beats over 10 miles of the River Don with 24 named pools. This stretch of the River Don has an excellent reputation and is popular with visitors.
Day permits can be obtained from the Grant Arms Hotel in Monymusk and booking in advance is recommended. More information from the Hotel regarding the fishings is listed below.
The maximum number of rods per beat is two, preferably one for salmon and one for trout, except Beats 4, 5 and 12 which are single rod beats. The ends of the beats are clearly marked with white posts and sign boards and two of the beats have fishing huts. Fishers must remain on their allocated beat(s), as indicated on the map(s) issued. Permits will be checked on a daily basis by the Monymusk Estate bailiff. Failure to comply with this rule will result in the cancellation and withdrawal of the Hotel Fishing Permit.
Please do NOT kill any salmon unless you really have to. All unfit and red salmon must be returned to the river. All hen salmon caught after the 30th June must be returned to the river. All trout under 12" (30cms) or over 2lbs (800gms) must be returned to the river immediately. The trout bag is limited to six per day.
After your fishing, please give details of all catches including NIL returns to the Hotel. All fishing must be carried out by fly fishing only. All other methods of fishing are not permitted. Fishing may only be carried out from Monday to Saturday in any week and there is no fishing on Sundays. The length of the fishing day is from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.
MONYMUSK TROUT & SALMON FISHING SEASON 2013 ( 1st April - 30th September )
PERMIT CHARGES 2013
Trout only: half day, per rod, £15.00
Trout only: full day, per rod, £25.00
Salmon only: half day, per rod, £30.00
Salmon only: full day, per rod, £50.00
Half days run from 6am - 1pm or from 1pm - 8pm. If you are found to be over your permit allocation you will be charged for an additional day.
The Grant Arms Hotel
Formerly an 18th century coaching inn, the Grant Arms is full of traditional character and offers good quality accommodation and meals along with a friendly welcome.