The Welsh Dee offers anglers some of the best river fly fishing in Wales. It is renowned for salmon, trout and sea trout but is particularly famous for its grayling, with prolific numbers, a high average size and plenty of 2lb+ fish.

The salmon and sea trout fishing is underrated and although the spring runs of salmon are not what they used to be, there are still good numbers of summer and autumn fish, with a good number over 10lb. Although fish are present in the river from early May, given good water conditions September or October are the best months. Grilse usually start running in July and sea trout are present in meaningful numbers from June onwards.

The brown trout fishing on the Dee starts on the 3rd March and ends on the 30th September, while the grayling fishing starts on the 16th June and continues throughout the winter until the 14th March.

Fishing Type Key
Trout (River)
Sea Trout
Trout (Stillwater)
Winter Grayling
All Species (in season)
Boat up to 2 Anglers
Bank Only