The three rod Dunearn Beat is the top beat of the Lethen water and offers the angler every type of pool and stream in the Findhorn book. The two rod Daltra and Altnahara Beats are let together and rotate over the week combining to provide a superb variety of angling opportunities as the river passes through the steep Altnahara gorge and then moves to the open landscape of the Daltra beat. New tenants may be shown the water on arrival and ghillie options are available on the Lethen Estate website.
The Dunearn Beat, with 17 named pools, provides the most fishing for the three rods when running at a medium to high level. In low water conditions the rocky falls pools just above Dulsie Bridge come into their own along with other white water throats & runs.
The Altnahara Beat is immediately below the Dunearn Beat and offers a different set of challenges to the angler. For its entire run of 16 named pools it is set in a magnificent gorge. This beat offers the angler the most fishing when the water conditions are on the low side, although the Princess and Boat pools at the top of the beat and Englishman's and Upper Sawpit fish well in high water. The river then emerges from the gorge into the more open Daltra Beat with 13 named pool. The Daltra Beat offers a wide variety of fishing in all water levels, perhaps really coming into its best on a falling river to a medium height. The combination of the Altnahara Beat with the Daltra Beat ensures that so long as the river is in a fishable condition there are always excellent angling opportunities in a number of pools.
The fishing is normally let by the week with accommodation. The Dunearn Beat is let with the Dunearn Lodge which can sleep up to 10 people. The alternating fishing on the Daltra/Altnahara Beats is let with Dulsie Cottage which can sleep up to 4 people. For more information on the fishing and accommodation please go the the Lethen Estate website.
Why you need to fish here
Salmon fishing at Lethen includes the choice of prime beats on the beautiful River Findhorn from early May to the end of September.