Some nice Spey fish last week

As I am hooked up to the Spey Fishery Board’s newsletter I look forward every week or so to a ton of photographs of good-looking salmon and sea-trout caught on that lovely river. Apparently the week commencing 24th April, i.e. last week, was one to sort the men and women out from the boys and girls with northerly winds and snow, or as the SFB put it: “Fishing in driving snow in a strong northerly wind is not for everyone!”

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Rob Morrison with a Spey sea-trout caught w/c 24 April 2017 from Aberlour Angling Club waters.

They went on to say: “Gordon Castle finished with around a dozen. Alex Robertson had the best with a fish estimated at 23lb on Saturday from Beat 4.”


Ronald Sutherland, whose flies I’ve been lucky enough to fish at various times, caught this beauty, one of at least three from Wester Elchies.

Laggan – where I caught my first Spey springer in 2013 – finished with five; Charlie Herd said “the ladies were top landing four of the five”.

Also on their newsletter, Sally Gross writes: The Spey Fishery Board will be holding a Meeting on Friday 19th May at 10:00 AM  at the Craigellachie Hotel, Victoria Street, Craigellachie AB38 9SR. Members of the public are invited to attend as observers. For further information, please contact the Board’s Administrator, Sally Gross on 01340 810841 or by email at

Sadly I am not fishing the Spey this year but my fishing friend Christopher is going up 3 times so I’m sure we’ll get some more Moray ‘fush’ up on here.

Elsewhere low water has hampered fishing effort but tight lines with your fishing.

Photography: c/o Ian Tennant / Spey Fishery Board


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