Gordon Castle


Fochabers, Elgin, lossiemouth


The beat is double bank and has a ghillie, boats, nets and a fishing hut. The beat has a brand new hut have a woodburning stove, gas cooker and toilet.

Fishing is with fly only, and a largely catch and release policy for salmon and sea trout is in force.

The beat is well maintained and managed and has a full time professional and experienced ghillie. Fishers will be accompanied on the river by the ghillie that he will operate the boats and give advice on fly patterns and tactics when required.

Catches for the Castle Beat included in the estate total overall catches on the Brea beats page.


Conveniently situated less than an hour from both Inverness and Aberdeen, the Castle Water Beat is part of the Gordon Castle Water fishings and runs downstream for approx 2 Km from the old Fochabers road bridge. It is a 6 rod double bank beat with 2 boats and 6 named pools. Downstream from the bridge they are, The Bridge Pool (400m), The Upper Birks Pool (300m), The Birks Pool (300m), The Spoot Pool (300m), The Slabs Pool (300m) and the Quarry Pool (200m). Most of the entire length of the beat is fishable and it is only 4 Km to the mouth of the River Spey.
The beat has a very comfortable hut with a veranda, has plenty of room for fishing guests and looks onto the Birks Pool. The hut has a wood burning stove and is equipped with a double gas ring cooker and a certain amount of cutlery and crockery. There is also a WC on site.
Fishing is with fly only and a largely catch and release policy for salmon and sea trout is in force. We fully support the Spey Fishery Board's Conservation Policy and please note that in line with new Government legislation, all fish caught before the end of April must be returned.

Fishing can be booked through the estate office (01343 820244) direct or through Fishpal. Availability can be seen on the Gordon Castle Website or on Fishpal.

Nestling in the beautiful Spey Valley, we have a selection of well equipped and spacious holiday cottages where you can enjoy an idyllic self-catering countryside retreat in the grounds of the Estate. We are sure your stay will be a truly memorable one.
Estate Office 01343 820244

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