Fishing the River Beauly

The River Beauly is one of the best Scottish salmon rivers and while set in wonderful highland scenery it is only 12 miles from Inverness and its airport.

It also has two very useful tributaries, the Glass and Farrar which are well worth fishing in their own right.

Not only do the rivers offer lovely surroundings, but the salmon and sea trout fishing is challenging and therefore has much appeal for the discerning sportsman and woman.

A Lady angler playing a 10lb Spring salmon.

From the Junction Pool at the mouth of the Farrar, the Beauly continues to flow down Strathglass and soon enters a steep gorge section and the large deep pools above the Aigas and Kilmorack Hydro system. Below Kilmorack Dam/Power Station the river flows through rich farm/pastureland to Lovat Bridge, then past the town of Beauly to the tidal waters of the Beauly Firth.

This forms the two main beats on the website, the Lower and Upper Beauly beats.

For further information on the works carried out on the rivers in this area please visit the Ness and Beauly Fisheries Trust

That on the 19th January 2016 the Scottish Government introduced new legislation placing the whole Beauly System including the Glass, etc into the Category 3 classification. These new regulations mean that during the 2016 angling season it will be illegal to kill any salmon or grilse anywhere in the Beauly district and any salmon that you do catch, including any dead or bleeding fish, must be returned to the water. This is now law.

The Lower Beauly beat.(Ferry Pool)

About this website.

Some of the Beauly's salmon beats are included here. You can read about each one and see its five year catch records on a month by month basis. You can also use our:

Fishing Information

Some of the River Beauly's beats are included on this site so you can read about each one, see its current fishing availability and book fishing permits online or by telephone.

•Find fishing - rods updated hourly

•Latest River Levels - updated once a day

•Online booking - with permits email

•Call centre - back up for manual bookings or advice.

Colin Fell lands a fine 10lb hen fish with the help of Elsa and Skye"