Salmon Fishing River Spey

It was great to be up on the Spey last week for a few days with good friends before the season closes on Wednesday 30th September. Having a trip booked so far in advance that you really never thought the days would arrive was always going to be good fun when the calendar ticked over and what a great few days we had! The weather at the start of the week was warm and sunny, but by the time we reached the river on Thursday it had cooled significantly with overnight frosts. Exactly the conditions we’d been hoping for! 

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Message from Mark July

Can I firstly thank you all for the tremendous response to coming out of lock down and the travel restrictions that were in place and for the bookings made in June which were at record levels for us. This week sees further accommodation providers beginning to open up too which means making a trip beyond a day trip now being well in reach and I am sure many of you are already making plans. Continue reading

March Update From Mark

sweden-77224_1920It’s certainly depressing watching all the drama of a world wide emergency unfolding in the form of the Coronavirus but when I say our most recent post on our Facebook page, it certainly not only made me smile but actually, it did make me think that this year of all years is surely the year to be spending more time fishing on some of our beautiful rivers across the country.

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River Spey Opening 2020

IMG_7015My trip to the Spey last week was great fun despite the lack of fresh fish being caught!
This year I was keen to fish a few different beats after attending the Spey open day celebrations in Aberlour, which despite the weather was very well attended. It’s always a good feeling to chat with Spey anglers, who are like myself, desperately keen to get onto the river and have the first cast of the Spey season!

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MAKING SALMON CONSERVATION A NATIONAL PRIORITY

Screen Shot 2020-01-08 at 10.41.24I was invited to join a reception at the Scottish Parliament last night (Tuesday 8th January) hosted jointly between Fisheries Management Scotland and the Scottish Government on a matter dear to all of our hearts – making sure that conservation of our precious wild salmon is at the very heart of Scottish Government’s priorities going forward and I have to say that that the evening and the speakers came across as being completely joined up and genuinely keen to work together in their approach to take matters forward. Continue reading

Summer time, when the fishing is…hot!

It’s interesting speaking to various people about the weather we have had so far this yea, not least this current heat wave. Fisherman, not surprisingly, have been delighted to see us get our fair share of rain over the months. Some would of course want more, some unlucky to have been on the river before the rain and rivers on their bones, others arriving whilst the water was big and dirty and the lucky ones timing it just right as the river falls back, clears and you start to get really excited about the days ahead!

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