Lower Castle Beat lies approximately one mile downriver from Huntly. Access is off the Huntly/Portsoy road B0922, turn down Marquis Drive signposted Castle Hotel. Pass Huntly Lodge Farm, then through two sets of five-bar gates to the fishing hut (with eco-lavatory! A gas stove and kettle are also provided). There is a decking area with stunning views and also several new benches near the hut for a well-deserved cup of tea!
Lower Castle Beat is approximately one-and-a-quarter miles long and is all double banked. This is a 4 rod beat with easy access to all pools on the lower section. However, above Meeting Pot and through the gorge the bank is quite rocky in parts and care should be taken. There are twenty one named pools on the beat.
Coniecleugh Beat is the adjacent downstream beat with eighteen named pools and can be booked together with Lower Castle for larger fishing parties or for a greater choice of water.