Inverkeithny, Huntly. AB54 7UE
Deveron Valley Cottages provide Self Catering Accommodation, including two picturesque Log Cabins. We are on the edge of the Grampian Hills, less than one hour from Aberdeen Airport, in the midst of the Whisky and Castle Trails. Our standards are amongst the best in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. There are lots of things to do nearby, including walking, golfing, salmon and trout fishing, skiing in the Highlands and surfing the waves of Scotland’s sandy beaches at Sandend and Banff. You can also visit unspoilt fishing villages like Crovie, Pennan, Gardenstown, Portsoy and Cullen.Our properties are ideal to use as your base to experience the latest big thing to hit this part of Scotland… “The North East 250“. Big events in the area include Fochabers Speyfest, Dufftown Whisky Festivals, Portsoy Boat Festival, Turriff Show, Keith Show and various local highland games.
The Offices, Avochie Stables, Avochie Huntly AB54 7YY
Scotland's Hidden Gem - The River Deveron is a famous and prolific salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishery and in terms of catches is consistently the fifth highest in Scotland.
6 Castle Street, Turriff, Aberdeenshire. AB53 4BJ
Henderson’s was established in 2001 by Frank & Carol Henderson. Frank has over 40 years’ experience in angling and is a qualified shooting instructor, a Trustee of the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Trust and a member of the Deveron District Fishery Board. Carol is an expert engraver and highly knowledgeable and can advise you to ensure you get the best trophy, award or gift idea with personalised engraving using the latest equipment giving the perfect finish to suit your every requirement.
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.
The 21st of October, 1924, marked a significant day in the history of UK fly fishing, particularly for salmon anglers. On that day, at Lower Shaws on the banks of the River Deveron in Mountblairy, a record-breaking catch took place. Mrs. Clementina "Tiny" Morison, a local angler, landed an Atlantic salmon weighing an incredible 61 pounds. This catch solidified its place as the heaviest UK fly-caught salmon ever recorded.The surroundings of Deveronside were adorned with the beautiful golden hues of autumn as the leaves began to change. Mrs. Morison's remarkable achievement that day would go down in angling history. The official weighing of the salmon took place 24 hours after it was caught, and it was believed that the recorded weight might have been slightly lower than the actual weight. Mr. Harper, who witnessed the catch, estimated a weight loss of "a pound or two." Therefore, it is likely that the salmon was even heavier than the recorded weight of 61 pounds.The mighty salmon was hooked using a 1.25-inch fly called the "Brown Wing Killer." Prior to landing the record-breaking fish, Mrs. Morison had already caught several sizable fish, including two weighing 16 pounds each and another weighing 12 pounds. She shared the dramatic story of her big catch in a letter to her friend Lt. Col. W. Keith, describing how she rushed down to the river, put her hands in the fish's gills, and dragged it onto the bank. She marveled at its enormous size, describing it as a beautiful shape and color. Recognizing its significance, Mrs. Morison and her companions sent the salmon to Aberdeen to have a cast made.Charles Middleton, the Morison family's chauffeur, was just 11 years old when the historic catch took place. However, he vividly remembers the excitement surrounding the event. The fish was truly enormous, requiring a horse and cart to transport it back from the river. After it was smoked, everyone involved had the opportunity to enjoy a piece of this remarkable fish.Since that fateful day in 1924, despite the efforts of generations of anglers across the UK's game angling rivers, no one has managed to surpass the record set by Tiny Morison. Her achievement remains unmatched, firmly establishing her as a legend in the world of fly fishing for salmon.