Fish River Spey, Scotland


This evening, I am focusing on fishing the River Spey, Scotland’s second longest river.

 Fishing River Spey, Scotland

Fishing River Spey

Fishing River Spey, Scotland

Fish River Spey

Information on the River Spey

The Spey, which rises in the Monadhliath Mountains (which lie on the western side of Strathspey, to the west of the Cairngorms and to the south of Loch Ness), and runs N.E. for 107 miles (172km) before discharging into the Moray Firth, N.E. of Inverness.

The Spey is a very clean river and home to a number of fish species including:

  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Trout
  • European Eel
  • Arctic Char
  • Pike
  • Minnow
  • Stickleback
  • Flounder.

The fishing season runs from Feb 11th to Sept 30th. with popular beats at Wester Elchies, Delfur, Knockando, Tulchan, Castle Grant and Arndilly.The images above were taken near to Grantown-on-Spey.

An impressive river in stunning scenery and very popular with anglers.

Speyside is also home to about 40 whisky distilleries, but that is another story!

River Spey at Aberlour


More information

The publication Visitors’ Guide to Scotland contains information on Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. The ISBN is 978-1-9161332-0-4. This book is also available via Kindle.




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