The river Deveron is situated in North East Scotland within the counties of Aberdeenshire and Banffshire and has an overall catchment area of 1266 km² and a length of 96kms (61 miles).
The Deveron is a prolific salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishery and holds the record for the heaviest fly caught salmon in the United Kingdom.
The Boards management district comprises the natural catchment area of the river Deveron, which includes the rivers Bogie and Isla. The district includes some important coastal burns, The Burn of Boyne, The Water of Philorth, and the Water of Troupe. All of these discharge into the North Sea on Aberdeenshire’s north coast, for which the Board has responsibility between Cowhythe Point and The Water of Philorth.
The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust was established in 2001 and has the following aims and objectives:
- To conserve, protect and rehabilitate salmon, sea-trout and trout and other indigenous wildlife and to promote the ecological cycle within the Deveron catchment area.
- To raise people’s awareness of conservation and protected areas by commissioning research and publishing the results for the public’s benefit.