Commonty is a secluded and extremely attractive beat. Access is gained by a forest road which descends through coniferous woodland to the river. The pools are of extremely varied character which enables fishing at all heights. Commonty has three rotating beats from 1st February to end of June the it reverts to a two-rod beat. The main pool, the Garden, is an angler’s delight and versatile to the most discerning fisher. Chair, Loop, Bend and Points are productive pools with their own attractive characteristics. In all, Commonty is a lovely beat of great variety where peace and quiet is an added bonus. Like all Ballogie beats the flora and fauna is one of the main bonuses with roe deer and otters common sights.
There is one main hut with two secondary huts and vehicular access is available to all pools with the exception of Burnmouth, Suicide, Loop, Bend and Points where short walks by the river are necessary.
The lowest of the three Ballogie Estate beats, the Commonty ownership is shared with Finzean Estate although bookings and arrangements are carried out as with Carlogie and Ballogie beats.
The Commonty Beat is on the south side of the River Dee, covering approximately 1.5 miles on the inside bend of the river, with 15 pools and 3 fishing huts. There is access for vehicles from the road at Coulnacraig to a point on the south bank opposite Woodend House. There is a footpath from the end of this access road to the fishing hut at the bottom of the beat. From the top fishing hut there is a footpath to Burnmouth.
Middle Dee between Kincardine O’Neil and Banchory. Right (south) bank of River Dee 1.5 miles from Ballogie Beat down to Upper Blackhall, opposite Sluie and Woodend beats. Thirteen named pools. 3 huts are available on this beat, no water, no electricity, 1 hut with wood-burning stove, portaloo and a gas cooker for heating water and snacks.