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  1. Scotland
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  3. Where to fish

Where to fish

For salmon

From the opening day on February 11th through to early May, there is a good chance of catching a fish downstream of the Poolie Falls at Sluie depending on the river levels and water temperature. The Lower Beats start at Sluie on the Darnaway fishings flowing through Altyre Estate fishings and down on to the Forres AA waters. 

The Bridge pool at Daltullich on Logie Estate, photo by Ian Neale

From early May through to the end of the season on September 30th, fishing on the Middle and Upper Beats come into their best, again depending on river levels. The Middle Beats are fished from Drynachan on Cawdor Estate down through to Logie Estate. The Upper Beats are fished from Coignafearn down through Strathdearn and Moy Estates. Once the water temperatures have risen above the magical 42.F, the fish will move over the Poolie Falls and quickly upstream where they will soon spread throughout the system.


For sea trout

Sea trout fishing on the Findhorn is usually restricted to the lower beats although catches of sea trout are not unheard of on some of the Middle Beats and runs can be anticipated during the summer months. The sea trout runs usually begin in late May continuing through June to July. Fishing at night can provide good sport for the sea trout especially in the larger and deeper holding pools. Given good river levels after a summer spate, the sea trout will often be tempted to take a salmon fly in daylight hours.

The Bridge pool on the river Nairn, photo by Ian Neale

In accordance with the Salmon Conservation Code, it is requested that anglers are to release all sea trout and finnock caught above the Forres AA waters.

The Grave pool on Banchor beat, photo by Ian Neale

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