Ballogie is the middle of the three Ballogie Estate beats. Above lies Carlogie and below Commonty, all on the right bank of the river. Like Carlogie, Ballogie is attractively located in forest and farmland. Ballogie caters for all tastes from streamy pools at the Upper, Middle and Lower Gannets, Flats and Kelpie to the deeper waters of the Sand, Slips, Boat and Potarch Bridge pools. The latter is close to the Potarch Hut, a popular lunchtime meeting place with wood burning stove capable of boiling water and heating snacks. Potarch Hotel is also an extremely popular rendezvous for fishermen.
Wading can be easy, not necessary or with some caution, depending on river heights, it is classic fly water with good movement and easy access to all pools. There are two main huts attractively located and families will enjoy the secluded, picturesque location with the diversity of flora and fauna.
Ballogie is divided into four beats fished in rotation, which gives a rich variety and varied challenge.
Middle Dee between Kincardine O’Neil and Banchory. Right (south) bank of River Dee from Boat of Kincardine to Burn of Cattie, fishing 2 rods above Potarch Bridge and 2 rods below. Twenty-five named pools, 5 huts. Car access at top of beat, car park at Potarch Hotel, footpath along whole length of beat. Vehicle access to middle to bottom beats with car park. The 5 huts have no toilets or electricity and 4 have heating. The Gannets hut has a portaloo.
The Ballogie Beat extends from Boat of Kincardine down the south side of the River Dee to the Burn of Cattie with fishing for 2 rods above the Bridge at Potarch and 2 rods below the Bridge (2.4 miles). There are 25 named pools and 5 huts. There is access for vehicles to the top of the beat via the road leading off the B993 at Hunters Lodge to Ford Cottage, from where a track suitable for vehicles leads to the hut at Top Gannet Pool. There is a footpath from the end of this track to the Bridge of Potarch and there is a path to the hut at Sands Pool from the access road, where there is an area for car parking. There is access to the 3 huts below the Bridge from the road which runs parallel to the River on the south bank and a footpath runs along the river bank from the Bridge to the bottom of the Beat.