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Fishing the Spey

Fishing the Spey

This magnificent and variable river rises to the west of Laggan in the Monadhliath Mountains and travels a distance of 100 miles before it reaches the sea at Spey Bay. However, it collects the waters from an area much in excess of this, from tributaries, as it flows past the villages of Newtonmore, Kingussie, Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey, Cbarlestown of Aberlour, Craigellachie, Rothes and Fochabers.  It is, in fact, the second longest river in Scotland and world- famous.  A matter of record, it is one of the great salmon rivers, however, net fishing ceased at the end of the 1993 season and there is now no commercial netting for salmon within the Spey district. 

Listed below are some of the fisheries you may care to visit.

Osprey Fishing School, Aviemore

37 years of quality fly fishing tuition. Equipment available and brought and sold. Private stretches on the River Spey.

Rothiemurchus Fishery, Aviemore

Fish with fly or bait for rainbow trout – fully stocked fishery loch – suitable for all.  Knowledgeable instructors on hand. Equipment available for hire or buy. Also brown Trout or pike from a boat on a wild deep loch and salmon and sea trout on the River Spey.

Craggan Fisheries, Grantown

Fly loch and bait pond. Rod hire and tuition - www.cragganforleisure.co.uk

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