Friends of the River Dee,

We want to let you know that the River Dee Trust is holding a series of fundraising activities during the close season starting with an online auction to raise funds to support and further our river restoration work initiatives.

Following successful delivery of the E.U funded 5 year Cass Life Project where we were awarded the accolade Best of the Best by EU Delegates, we have been encouraged to start a £2.2 million programme of works and need to source seed corn funds to access full grant support.

The auction, with 40 lots can be found at River Dee Trust Auction The auction will start at 9 am on Tue 1st November and finish 5 pm Wed 30th November.

Following on from the online auction we shall be offering a range of outstanding lots for people to submit sealed bids during December, January and February culminating with a special evening’s event in London.
There will be a glossy brochure produced for these prestigious items with full details and specifications of the lots on offer from very kind global benefactors supporting our vital work.

Some of the prestigious lots include:

  • A weeks fishing for two rods with full board at the Rio Grande in Argentina in 2013 where sea trout under 15lbs don’t even make it to the lodge catch books.
  • A weeks fishing on the River Naver in Scotland next spring with accommodation-a truly wonderful Highland wild salmon river
  • 4 days fishing for two rods on the Gaula in June with accommodation, donated and hosted by TV Fishing personality & Guideline Pro Team member, Matt Hayes who will act as your guide
  • A full weeks fishing with accommodation and full board at the Yokanga River in Russia in August with full Helicopter programme
  • 4 days fishing for two fisherman on the Ranga River in Iceland with full board and accommodation
  • A weeks fishing for an angler at the Reisa River in Arctic Norway with accommodation fishing for giant salmon
  • Fishing for two for 3 days on the Mörrum river in Sweden in September fishing for giant sea trout
  • A 3 day fishing trip with full board and accommodation to Amhuinnsuidhe in the Outer Hebrides with Salmo Fishing’s guide included
  • And some stunning paintings from renowned artists which include Howard Butterworth and Chris Sharp and some rare limited edition signed books from Orri Vigfusson & Ken Sawada

Please look around our website – River Dee Trust & Dee District Salmon Fishery Board: Home: Welcome , view our most recent annual report or our most recent survey bulletins to find out more about our work. The proceeds from this auction will go to further our work in delivering our dynamic education programme , supporting our up-and-coming riparian tree planting project in the Upper Dee and help fund further easements of (man made) barriers to fish migration.

Happy bidding!


The River Dee Trust