King of Scottish Rivers

Welcome to the home of the majestic and magnificent River Spey.

The River Spey is widely considered to be the finest river in Scotland and is one of the most important and productive salmon rivers in the UK. Famous for its whisky and salmon fishing, the region supports a wide range of wildlife, including the ‘King of Fish’, the Atlantic Salmon.

Flowing from its source in the Monadhliath Mountains, through the Cairngorm National Park and out into the Moray Firth, for hundreds of years the Spey has captured the hearts and minds of people living and visiting Speyside. With a wealth of things to do, places to visit and a dram or two to sample, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with this special region of Scotland. is where you can find out more about the the Spey Fishery Board and learn about and support vital conservation work, as well as fishing on this iconic salmon river.

The Spey Fishery Board

Help us to Release the Spey

The River Spey is not a free-flowing river. It is bound, restrained, dammed. This can be a major problem for migrating salmon.
Our position is simple. Rivers should run freely, allowing salmon to complete their epic journey back to their spawning habitats, free from the impact of man-made obstacles.
According to a recent study by the Atlantic Salmon Trust “Around 50% of smolts tracked never made it to the marine environment” – a shocking and powerful statistic.
If we want to save Atlantic Salmon, it is now clear we need to urgently do something about our dams and barriers.
In 2023 watch out for updates and how you can help us to #ReleasetheSpey

Support our conservation work

There are many projects currently underway or in our plans that will help to enhance the habitat along the River Spey and improve fish passage. But we need your help and support to make these projects happen.

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Fishing Reports

Week Commencing 22nd May 2023

Good afternoon everyone Another week into the season, May is nearly over, all things in the countryside continue to flourish and grow down to the spell of warm settled weather

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Fishing Reports

Week Commencing 15th May 2023

Good evening all Apologies for the lateness of this weeks report but I have spent today with my River Spey Anglers Association Chairman’s hat on at the annual Gordon Castle

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The cost of hydro

As if the situation with hydro abstraction on the Spey wasn’t bad enough Envirocentre Spey Abstractions 2021 Report a visit to Spey Dam yesterday to check how the sediment abstraction

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