Fishing on the Spey
The River Spey is a jewel amongst some of Scotlands finest salmon rivers, not only for sport but also for its picturesque scenery.
From its source high up at Loch Spey the river descends 1,000ft to its mouth at Spey Bay, some 107 miles, the most productive fishing is known as Strathspey from Grantown on Spey to Spey Bay.
This descent leads to a good flow all season, which make fly fishing very exciting and gives high expectations on every cast.
The sport starts in early March and runs strong until September.
Peter Humphreys SpeyCasting - © Eric Rambo
The fishing huts and gillies are of a very high standard and are very much part of this fantastic fishing experience.
With the narrowness of some parts of the river and its Scots pine lined banks some of the pools are
not able to be fished with traditional over head casting, and as a result the SPEY Cast was invented.
This method once mastered has been used world wide, and will allow you to fish in difficult areas.
With this in mind the Spey needs to be waded to allow better access to its productive pools.
The Spey also consistently produces large spring salmon into the 30lb + category and one of these
is a fish well remembered.
There are numerous excursions if you fancy a break from fishing such as the famous Whisky trail.