Top Ten Trout Streams in the United Kingdom

Freestone Rivers: The Don, Scotland
By Brian Clarke

The Aberdeenshire Don is perhaps the finest wild resident-brown-trout stream in the U.K. and, unusual for Scotland, most of the river is available to visitors by the day or the week. It is a relatively sedate affair, mostly flowing through idyllic countryside. The Don has salmon and sea-run browns, but aficionados are attracted by its dry flyfishing for residents. Fish of over three pounds are not uncommon, and leviathans of double that size and more have been taken. Useful base: Inverurie.

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