FLY FISHING – SCOTLAND, SPEY
Fly fishing trips to one of the most famous salmon river in the world, the Spey in Scotland. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted trip to Spey, Castle Grant on 30th April-7th May 2023. The destination will be famous Castle Grant Beats 1 and 3 in middle Spey, close Grantown on Spey. We have two separate fine beats to fish and a rotation fly fishing between these two beats. During the week every fisherman can fish both beats. The period in May is prime spring fly fishing time on the Spey. The host will be Jouni Rauha.
The Spey is located in the north-east of Scotland and it is the second longest and the fastest flowing river in Scotland. It is very famous and one of Scotland’s big four salmon rivers. The Spey is well known for its early run salmon and there is good spring fishing season from March until the end of May. The Spey is a very beautiful river which suits excellently for fly fishing. The fly fishing on the Spey is mainly catch and release.
FLY FISHING – CASTLE GRANT
Our fly fishing group will fish the Castle Grant Beat 1 on middle Spey, about 4 km downstream from Grantown on Spey. Set amid scenery of Speyside, the fly fishing available at Castle Grant Beat 1 rank among the finest in Scotland. The beat is 1,5 miles (2,4 km) of superb double bank fly water in quiet tranquil surroundings restricted to six rods. The river averages about 30-50 yards in width and the pools vary from 5 feet to 10 feet in depth. There are ten great pools and comfortable fishing hut with toilet and cooking facilities. With 10 named pools, the Castle Grant Beat offers great variety of fishing and is excellent fly water including fast runs and deep holding pools. Fishers are accompanied on the river by full time ghillie and the beat is booked exclusively for our fishing group.
Our fly fishing group will fish the Castle Grant Beat 3 on middle Spey, about 7 km downstream from Grantown on Spey. Set amid scenery of Speyside, the fly fishing available at Castle Grant Beat 3 rank among the finest in Scotland. The beat 3 is one mile (1,6 km) of double bank fishing. The river averages about 50 yards in width and the pools vary from 5 feet to 10 feet in depth. There are 5 great pools and comfortable fishing hut with toilet and cooking facilities. With such number of pools, the Castle Grant Beat 3 offers great variety of fishing and is excellent fly water including fast runs and deep holding pools. Fishers are accompanied on the river by full time ghillie and the beat is booked exclusively for our fishing group.
FLY FISHING TACKLE
For fly fishing for salmon on Spey we recommend 12-15 ‘ feet double handed rods for lines #8-11 and suitable fly reels with good quality disc brakes. Floating, sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines but please bring also medium sinking fly line or shooting head for possible high water conditions.
Good fly patterns for Spey are: Black Sheep, Dee Sheep, Black & Yellow, Willie Gunn, Munro Killer, Thunder & Lightning, Allys Shrimp, Garry and Cascade.
Accomodation for guests will be in a large charming Scottish Achnagonalin House, close to Grantown on Spey and 3-6 km from the Castle Grant beats 1 and 3. This house offers high standard accomodation for the fishermen; 8 bedrooms, a nice kitchen, 3 bathrooms, a dining room and a nice sitting room. We will cook the meals together in accomodation or dine at local pub or restaurant.
Fishing trips to the Spey, Castle Grant are always hosted trips. Anglers will take a flight to Aberdeen. At the airport they will meet host Jouni Rauha and continue to the Spey with a rental car, it is about 2 hours drive.
- Trip dates: 30th April – 7th May 2023
- Price: 1880 eur/person
- Trip length: 6 fishing days/7 nights
- Group size: 1-2 hosts + 9 persons
- Bookings: Rods available
- Fishing trip includes: Fly fishing, Guiding, Accomodation, Rental car in Scotland
- Fishing trip does not include: Flights to Aberdeen, Meals and Drinks (100-150 £/person), Gratuities for ghillie (120-150 £/person)
- Species: Salmon, Seatrout, Brown Trout
- Season: 11.2 – 30.9
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