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FISHING ON THE DEVERON
Situated in the North East of Scotland, Aberdeenshire Duff House Royal is an exceptional destination for country sports. Bordering the course on a number of the holes is the River Deveron. One of the best salmon fishing in the country. Access to the fisheries is managed by Henderson's Country Sports. We can assist you in getting the very best deals with fishing right next to the golf course.
Henderson's are backed by comprehensive local knowledge, with daily river updates and a passion for fishing and all things related to fishing, we believe you will not find a higher level of value, choice, customer service and the best equipment and expertise you can trust, to ensure your fishing experience will make you want you to come back again and again.
Henderson’s can offer unrivalled access to the River Deveron right on our doorstep.
Brown-trout, sea-trout and salmon fishing can be arranged subject to statutory seasons and availability .
With a wide range of accessories and all the necessary equipment and clothing to keep you warm and dry Henderson’s aim to ensure you have the ultimate sporting experience.
OFF-SITE COUNTRY SPORTS
Frank Henderson & David Burgess of Henderson's are both Qualified Scottish Clay Target Association instructors.
Lessons are designed to teach and coach and are aimed at the novice wishing to take up the sport and at the more experienced gun owner who wishes to improve their skill set. Lessons include, eye dominance, gun fit, gun mount and stance
Exclusive packages for groups looking to experience this outstanding area of Scotland are available and the fantastic hunting and shooting opportunities it affords. Whether you are interested in driven birds, mixed game shooting or the renowned Scottish stag season, we can assist in your arrangements.
Fishing can start from as little as £15 per day in low season and a Gillie can be arranged if required.
Half day packages can also be accommodated .
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Clay pigeon shooting along with lessons can be accommodated at our Sister Company – Aberdeen Shooting School just 45 minutes away situated on the Menie Estate Balmedie home to the 5 star Trump International Scotland Resort, where Horse Riding in the Dunes and a Spa and Beauty treatment can also be experienced.
Bespoke packages can be arranged for the fishing and shooting , or a combination of both if required.
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Life as a Royal
Experience the life as the Patroness of Duff House Royal Golf Club with a tour of Duff House, considered one of the grandest classical country houses built in the 18th century and designed by William Adam.
Duff House contains fine paintings and furniture on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Nestling within the borders of our tree-lined course is Duff House, considered one of the grandest classical country houses built in the 18th century and designed by William Adam. It is managed by Historic Scotland and contains fine paintings and furniture on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Six staircases act as vertical corridors. A great salon and drawing room on the second floor were used for formal entertaining. The rooms most often used by the family are those on the first floor.
Many rooms have 18th-century decorative features and some original paint schemes have been restored. As noted art collectors, the 2nd and 4th Earls Fife filled the house with paintings, books and other treasures.
The contents were sold when the family gave up Duff House in 1906. But the collections on display today give a good impression of how the house looked in its heyday.
You can see important works of art, mostly from the National Galleries of Scotland collection, throughout the house.
Highlights include works by:
Contemporary art is also exhibited at Duff House. Other paintings, and much of the furniture, china and books on display, come from the collections of the Erskine family of Fife.
The Duff House library holds more than 4,000 books, including some very important individual items.
Whisky from the River Deveron
Viewed from a number of holes on the golf course is Macduff Distillery and still producing. The Deveron 12 Year Old is the opening salvo in the UK range. This single malt is made at Macduff distillery in the Highlands – light and sweet with notes of citrus fruit and spice.
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Macduff distillery has a classic, clean and functional Delme-Evans design, with the stillhouse being the most intriguing part of the engineering.
In here are five stills – two wash and three spirit – all of which have upward-tilting lyne arms that have a right angled kink in them. The spirit stills also have horizontal shell and tube condensers. The character is nutty (slightly sulphury at new make stage), with quick mashing, short fermentation and cold condensers. It is this last technique which adds weight to the spirit. It could well be that the kink in the lyne arm helps create just enough reflux to contribute a balancing fruitiness.
As you walk along the 17th hole own your inward half you often smell the whisky brewing. Just in time to hit the bar and sample some of the best local whisky - Deveron 12 Year Old.