King of Scottish Rivers

Welcome to the home of the majestic and magnificent River Spey.

The River Spey is widely considered to be the finest river in Scotland and is one of the most important and productive salmon rivers in the UK. Famous for its whisky and salmon fishing, the region supports a wide range of wildlife, including the ‘King of Fish’, the Atlantic Salmon.

Flowing from its source in the Monadhliath Mountains, through the Cairngorm National Park and out into the Moray Firth, for hundreds of years the Spey has captured the hearts and minds of people living and visiting Speyside. With a wealth of things to do, places to visit and a dram or two to sample, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with this special region of Scotland. is where you can find out more about the the Spey Fishery Board and learn about and support vital conservation work, as well as fishing on this iconic salmon river.

The Spey Fishery Board

Help us to Release the Spey

The River Spey is not a free-flowing river. It is bound, restrained, dammed. This can be a major problem for migrating salmon.
Our position is simple. Rivers should run freely, allowing salmon to complete their epic journey back to their spawning habitats, free from the impact of man-made obstacles.
According to a recent study by the Atlantic Salmon Trust “Around 50% of smolts tracked never made it to the marine environment” – a shocking and powerful statistic.
If we want to save Atlantic Salmon, it is now clear we need to urgently do something about our dams and barriers.
In 2023 watch out for updates and how you can help us to #ReleasetheSpey

Support our conservation work

There are many projects currently underway or in our plans that will help to enhance the habitat along the River Spey and improve fish passage. But we need your help and support to make these projects happen.

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Fishing Reports

Week Commencing 3rd June 2024

Good evening everyone Apologies for the lateness of the hour in producing this weeks report but I had a wee while out today fishing for rainbows which was a good

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Fishing Reports

Week Commencing 20th May 2024

Good afternoon all I am back this week and thanks to Paul for covering last week whilst I was attending the Gordon Castle Highland Games, assisting with some flytying at

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