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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Avian Influenza (Flu) – What to do to prevent the spread
With a new fishing season on the River Spey fast approaching, many of you will soon be returning to the riverbanks. Bird flu cases have been recorded in the North
River Spey’s Official Opening of the Salmon Fishing Season 2023
The River Spey is one of Scotland’s finest Salmon rivers and to celebrate the opening of the salmon fishing season the Spey Fishery Board is pleased to announce that Mr
Response to the Strategy & Management Plan Consultation
Thank you to all who kindly responded to the consultation we sent out during the summer, regarding the Spey Fishery Board’s Strategy and Management Plan in support of the Scottish
View the latest Spey Fishing Reports
Week Commencing 13th March 2023
Hi everyone Another week gone, half way through March already. Not too bad a day here in Elgin, dry and settled for a change. the last week has been a
Week Commencing 6th march 2023
Afternoon all Its a bit dreich here in Elgin, been raining for a good bit of the day but shifting some of the more stubborn snow that is lying around.
Week Commencing 27th February 2023
Afternoon all Well the last couple of days of February have come and gone and we are now into March already. Where has the start of the year disappeared to?
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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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