Dounie, River Carron

Dounie Estate is located 40 miles North of Inverness in the county of Sutherland.The Estate is located on the Middle Carron in a blissfully peaceful location. Dounie offers visiting fishers riverbank accommodation, privacy, a mix of double and single banked fishing and the chance of excellent sport. This is a much-loved beat, with many anglers returning year after year to enjoy the birds, plants, wildlife and the river itself.


The Carron has a strong spring run and Dounie can fish exceptionally well through late March (in a mild year), April, May and June . Grilse then arrive through late June, July and August, and September can offer magic sport as falling water temperatures wake the resident population from their slumbers.

Dounie is double banked for two thirds of its length, with one third being single, right bank fishing. There are a total of 22 pools and the open landscape of the upper section contains a number of large pools interspersed with rapids; in the middle section there is a series of slower pools in deep gorges; and in the lower section the riverbanks open out through fields and woods. Two beats are let, each of two rods. Beats are exchanged at lunch time each day. Wading when required is easy, with some staging and platforms to help anglers cover the best lies.The resident ghillie, Jamie Sawyer, will show new anglers the beat, and is available for advice if required.

Please note that Dounie is a spate river and given water the fishing can be first class. In periods of dry weather, however, great stealth is required and your best chance will be either early or late with days best spent exploring the beaches and golf courses of the North.

The Bard

The Bard is a well-appointed, two-bedroom cottage which Dounie lets to fishing parties. The Bard is located within easy walking distance of the river, and it is the perfect base from which to fish Dounie.



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