Where to fish for salmon

Where to fish for salmon

Bottom river

From Parkhill Road Bridge downstream to the estuary waters at Aberdeen.

This stretch of river can be good for spring salmon, grilse and sea trout. The Parkhill stretch holds good stocks of brown trout.

Lower middle river

From Inverurie downstream to Parkhill.

Spring salmon, grilse, sea trout and brown trout can be caught throughout the season.

Middle river

From the Bridge of Alford downstream to Inverurie.

Spring salmon can be caught from March. In the months of May and June the first grilse can be landed, when brown trout angling can also be at its best.

Upper river

From Strathdon downstream to the Bridge of Alford.

In the middle of May the first of the salmon arrive at Strathdon. The Semeil and Candacraig stretches of river fish well giving good sport to brown trout fishermen. From late August into September, heavy runs of salmon and grilse move up to Strathdon although mainly coloured fish, heading for the spawning beds.


The most popular tributary to fish, is the Urie at Inverurie. Salmon, grilse, sea trout and also brown trout have been grassed from this tributary.