Fishing

Salmon Fishing the Upper Findhorn & Tomatin Area

Some countries boast bigger and better salmon runs but nothing compares with a Scottish salmon.


The River Findhorn is a spate river, whose origin is formed by two major burns, the Eskin and the Abhainn Cro Chlach, in the Monadhliath Mountains. The river runs north east for 50 miles before entering the sea at Forress on the Moray Firth. It has a reputation of rising quickly because of the large catchment area. The hosts of the river are Atlantic Salmon and Wild Brown Trout. Spring fishing begins in mid April in the Tomatin area depending on the winter snowfall, which can produce fish weighing 10 lbs to the unheard of 20 lbs plus.


There are three beats of right hand bank fishing available to let and one left bank. All fly fishing only. Two beats of two rods are one mile in length and two beats of three rods that have lengths of one and a half and two miles plus.

Allan Bell is your Ghillie and no one knows the river better than him, although that doesn't always guarantee a fish!


Your day starts early, you will meet Allan at the shop in the small village of Tomatin, 16 miles south of Inverness, from here Allan will take care of you and explain the ins and outs of the day ahead.

Salmon fishing is available every day from mid April until the 30th September with the exception of Sundays as the law dictates that it is illegal to fish on a Sunday.


We can even arrange basic fly casting lessons on our front lawn before you set of your quest for the elusive Salmon. Transport can be arranged to take you to Tomatin and collect you at the end of the day. Rod, tackle and waders can also be hired but must be arranged at time of booking. Fishing on other rivers can also be arranged.


For more information on fishing activities,  please request more details through our contact page and mark for the attention of Stephen Davies, General Manager.

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Inverness, Scotland, IV2 7BZ

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