Welcome to the homepage of the Don District Salmon Fishery Board and the River Don Trust.

Rising in the Cairngorm National Park and flowing 135km East down to the sea in Aberdeen, the Don is Scotland’s 6th largest river draining a catchment of 1312km2. Home to a range of freshwater species, which include the iconic Atlantic Salmon, sea trout, eels and lamprey, with its specimen brown trout perhaps making it most well-known.

The Don District Salmon Fishery Board is the statutory body tasked with protecting and enhancing stocks of salmon and sea trout across the district. The Board is made up of salmon fishery owners, angling representatives and representatives from local authorities, SNH and SEPA.

The Board has offices at Netherton Business Centre close to the village of Kemnay and employs three Fisheries Officers. Their work includes river management, conservation, and fisheries protection within the district. The Board is presently managed by the Dee DSFB under an agreement.

The River Don Trust is a charitable organisation established: To advance for public benefit environmental protection and improvement by conserving and enhancing the natural biodiversity associated with the freshwater environments of the River Don.


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