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.
RiverSpey.org 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.
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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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The 2023 Single Spey River Clean: Join In for a Cleaner River
The fifth Single Spey River Clean is coming to locations along the Spey from Friday 28th April – Sunday 30th April . This large-scale environmental initiative was founded and is
“Save Our Smolts” Trap and Truck Project Launched on the River Spey
“We are thrilled to be launching this important project, which has the potential to make a real difference to the survival of young salmon in the Spey. We believe that
Prominent Business Leader Martin Gilbert Takes Helm as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Spey Catchment Initiative
The Spey Fishery Board is thrilled to announce the appointment of esteemed businessman and environmental conservation advocate Martin Gilbert, as the new Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the
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Week Commencing 29th May 2023
Good evening all I have been away trying to catch some rainbow trout today so report has been a bit delayed. It is a gorgeous evening in Elgin , the
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
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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Speyside Highschool pupils are hooked on angling and rural skills
One of the important objectives of the Spey Fishery Board is to promote understanding of its various initiatives through an education programme. Our programme is offered to 3 primary schools
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
Extreme Electrofishing the Upper Avon
A blog by Michael Macdonald The River Avon (pronounced A’an) is considered to be an extremely productive tributary of the lower Spey catchment, joining at Ballindalloch, the Avon has an
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