BANK REPAIRS AND STRIMMING

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to anglers if bank repairs or strimming needs to be undertaken.

CHILDREN

Park is not equipped to cope with children under 15. Guests may only bring children over 15 with the prior permission of the Estate and guests will be responsible for any damage caused by children in the house and on the Estate.

DAMAGES

In the event of any damage being caused to Park House or Estate guests will be responsible and charged in full for the necessary repairs and, as appropriate, replacements.

DEE CONSERVATION CODE

The Conservation Code for the 2017 season, as set by the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board is that all salmon, grilse and sea trout should be returned. The Conservation Code recommends that all injured or damaged fish become the property of the Estate after 1st April. Before 1st April all fish killed must be returned to the river. Park Estate follows the code strictly.

DOGS

Dogs are not allowed, at any time, in the house. Guests may bring dogs who are kept in a vehicle and when outwith the vehicle on a lead. Owners are responsible for their dogs, especially those which are noisy or out of control. Unsuitable animals may have to be removed from the Estate.

FISHING

Park reserves the right to bring in other rods should rods fail to arrive or to fish at a reasonable level. Park is a private estate and the family reserve the right to decline any specific booking or other request. If guests wish to change during the period of let this can be accommodated by prior arrangement. The fishing huts are provided as shelters and lunch huts and are not to be used for any other purpose except by prior arrangement.

Rod allocation will be at 9:00 am by the ghillie. At 1:00 pm the rods shall rotate beats as appropriate. Fishing before 9:00 am shall be with the prior agreement of the ghillies. Fishing after 5:00 pm will also be with prior agreement of the ghillies.

One rod only per beat except in high water when the ghillie may double up with the agreement of the opposite bank. Under no circumstances shall two rods fish any pool from the same bank at the same time.

Multiple rod use e.g. two or more people sharing a rod, is not allowed. With the ghillies permission a rod may be able to transfer their rod to another fisher. Only one rod should be in use on a beat at any time.

If guests are found fishing by any prohibited method or are in breach of the terms and conditions herein, they will be required to remove themselves immediately from the Estate and the let will be terminated forthwith without any compensation being payable.

Park requires prior notice of any serious medical conditions. An angler with a serious medical condition must be accompanied by an assistant/ carer. We regret that we are unable to change the beat rotation under these circumstances if the relevant bank is fully booked.

GHILLIES

The Estate provides a ghillie on the north and south bank. Further ghillies are available at an extra charge if required. Alcohol will not be consumed by staff while on duty.

LOYALTY SCHEME

For the 2018 season Park will be operating a Fishing Loyalty Scheme for our customers, which operates as follows:

Tier Days Fishing Booked Free Days*
GOLD 10+ 3
SILVER 7 to 9 2
BRONZE 6 1

*Please note that all free days must be used by Saturday 30th June 2018. Carrying over days from season to season is not permitted.

Please note loyalty days can only be accumulated by booking through the office not on Fishpal. Please also note you are unable to use the Lime Tree Cottage Fishing Deal for fishing day accumulation in the Loyalty Scheme. All fishing must be paid for before loyalty days can be claimed.

HOUSE

Park House and the Bothy will be available to fishing guests throughout the 2018 season on an exclusive basis from Wednesday 31st January to Monday 15th October. The minimum period of rental is 4 nights (a minimum of 5 rooms must be booked for the period of stay). Guests may share a room as long as 5 rooms are booked in total.

Please note arrival is after 4:00 pm with departure before 10:30 am on the relevant day. 

Please note all food is cooked by the in-house chef and when possible we use local ingredients. Full board includes:

  • Full Scottish breakfast with toast, cereal, fresh fruit and yoghurt
  • 2 course hot lunch with cake delivered to the fishing hut
  • 3 course dinner to order*

*A cheese platter is available at an extra cost.

Park House is our family home. We will be in residence, although living separately to your party. We have an excellent team of staff who will look after you.

INSURANCE

Guests are required to hold suitable third party insurance cover to indemnify both themselves and all their guests against all claims of whatever nature which may arise from the exercise of the let.

LIME TREE COTTAGE

Lime Tree Cottage will be available to fishing guests throughout the 2018 season, on an exclusive basis, from Wednesday 31st January to Monday 15th October. Please note the minimum period of rental is 2 nights.

Arrival is after 4.00pm with departure before 10.30am on the relevant day. Beds will be made and towels will be provided (included in the price). A camp bed can be provided in the single room for a surcharge of £35.00 per night.

Dogs are not allowed, at any time, in Lime Tree Cottage. Guests may bring dogs who are kept in a vehicle and when out with the vehicle on a lead. WiFi, electricity and heating costs are included in the price.

2018 DEAL

If you book Lime Tree from Wednesday 31st January to Monday 15th October 2018 you will receive £48.00 off each rod booked for your length of stay (1x rod per person staying per night/ maximum of 2x rods per night booked). 

Please note to qualify for this deal you must book through the office. We regret we are not able to offer the deal to customers who book through Fishpal. 

LAUNDRY

Please note during a full week booking in Park House and the Bothy there will be one full bed change with towels changed when guests require. For extra bed changes in Park House and Lime Tree Cottage a supplementary charge of £15.00 per bed (including VAT) will be payable on departure.

NEWSPAPERS

For Park House and the Bothy guests only: please let us know which newspapers you require during your stay. These will be delivered in time for breakfast and charged as an extra on departure.

PARTIES

No extra guests may be brought on to the Estate without prior permission. If any further food or beverage is required this may be arranged through the Estate only and not by any other party.

PAYMENT

We prefer either bank transfer or payment by card over the telephone. All extras must be settled prior to departure.

The cost for staying in the house shall be payable as follows: 50% on booking and the remaining 50% 12 weeks prior to arrival.

For all Fishing bookings and Lime Tree Cottage bookings the total amount is payable on booking.

In the event of a fishing cancellation we will make every effort to find another fisher and if successful will refund the cost (less 20%) on payment by the new fisher. If we are unable to let the rod(s) the following cancellation structure will apply:

  • Cancellation before 8 weeks – Loss of 20% of total booking
  • Cancellation between 8-6 weeks before arrival – Loss of 40% of total booking including deposit
  • Cancellation between 6-4 weeks before arrival – Loss of 60% of total booking including deposit
  • Cancellation between 2-4 weeks before arrival – Loss of 80% of total booking including deposit
  • Cancellation less than 2 weeks before arrival – No refund

PRINTING

Photocopying and printing requested from the office is charged as follows:

Photocopies Black & White A4 £0.20 per sheet
Printing Black & White A4 £0.25 per sheet
Photocopies Colour A4 £0.40 per sheet
Printing Colour A4 £0.45 per sheet

Please note we do not use A3.

POACHING

Guests should remain vigilant and co-operate in the prosecution of poaching. Please report any incident to the ghillie immediately.

PRICES

All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.

SAFETY

When in the vicinity of the river guests are required to complete the indemnity form and are strongly advised to wear life jackets. In safety matters the Ghillies decision is final.

Other activities may require safety warnings and specialist equipment, e.g. ear plugs and/ or safety glasses.

Fishing and shooting guests are required to act safely at all times and to note that care should be taken with alcohol when participating in these sports.

THE RESPONSIBLE PERSON

Guests staying in the house are to provide one nominated organiser (responsible person) for each party and we will deal with that person.

THE SUBJECTS OF LET

Comprise the fishing and other activities, e.g. shooting, as booked and the use of Park House, the Bothy or Lime Tree Cottage, as applicable, for the named guests and their partners as previously agreed with the Estate. Any extra visitors or guests are by prior agreement only.

The Estate does not accept responsibility for natural hazards and adverse climatic conditions affecting the catching of salmon or affecting other pursuits at Park. Anyone coming onto lands owned by the Estate in order to fish or take part in any other activities does so at his or her own risk and the Estate will accept no responsibility for any loss or injury sustained.

UNAVAILABILITY

Should Park become unavailable through any external cause, e.g. fire, the Estate’s liability will be limited to the amount paid.

VEHICLES

Guests must exercise care and consideration in driving vehicles on all Estate roads. The speed limit is 15 MPH throughout the Estate.

Please do not drive on the verges and especially on the grass river banks. These are easily tracked so allowing floods to erode them.

WINE AND BEVERAGES

All wine and beverages at Park are chargeable as an extra and must be paid for in full prior to departure. Any alcoholic beverage brought in by guests will be subject to a corkage charge of £25.00 per bottle.