Salmon Fishing In Scotland

What makes Scotland Unique?

Japanese Angler, Yukio Tsubono, with a hold of a Tulchan Salmon
Japanese Angler, Yukio Tsubono, with a hold of a Tulchan Salmon

Scotland offers some of the best and most varied salmon fishing in the world. Form small West Coast "Spate rivers to the Classic and famous rivers in the East. Rivers such as the Spey, Dee, Tay, and Tweed, not only have a great history of salmon fishing, but those are the river where modern salmon fishing began. 

Having traveled all over the world in search of Salmon, I can put my hand on my heart and say, when it comes to fishing for and catching salmon, there's nowhere quite like Scotland. I say this not only as a passionate Scot, someone who has worked in salmon fishing all his life, but as someone with a genuine interest in providing all my clients with the best and most honest information I possibly can.

I'm not going to say for one minute there are not places in the world that offer a better chance of catching "more" salmon. What I am saying is, here in Scotland, we have the best fishing -


  • Infrastructure, roads, and transport from wherever you are in the world, right to the fishing beat. Without fuss or driving long distance.

  • Ghillies - Full-time people looking after a specific beat or area of the river.

  • Accommodation - A perfect network of Hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering Options 

  • Packages - Fishing can be found across every price range. From £20 to £1000 per day. 

  • Information Highway - There is more information on Scottish RIvers than any other country I know.

  • A long and interesting Culture, and History based around the sport of Salmon Fishing

  •  Lots of interesting things for both fishers and non-fishers to explore during their stay.

All of the above make Scotland unique and special, somewhere every discerning salmon fisherman should look to visit during their Salmon Fishing Lifetime. 


However, like every other country, every river, there are times the fishing is better than others. At Speyonline we pride ourselves in offering our clients the best information possible regarding when and where to fish ensuring, as much as possible, your expectations are met. Our long list of repeat customers are a testimony to this. 

We offer fishing on many beats throughout Scotland, working in conjunction with our many partners throughout the country to provide the best deals possible.


Click on any link below for 2022 fishing . 2023 Dates will appear here in due course. 

Tulchan We still have some rods available in the Summer and Autumn of 2022 - Contact me HERE for details 

Ian Gordon Salmon Fishing  Knockando River Spey

Lower Pitchroy is the upper of the 3 Knockando Beats and a place that holds some of my fondest memories of salmon fishing on the River Spey. 

Having Ghillied there for 21 years, I know the beat really well and although a little bias. This really is one of the most stunningly beautiful places on the river Spey. Click Here for fishing and more details. 

River Spey Scotland Speyonline

Phones is the middle of the 3 very pretty and private beats on Knockando Estate on the River Spey. 

A 3-rod beat, this is a very good [The best ] of the spring fishing, not only on Knockando but in this whole area. 

As with the other two beats at Knockando, This 3-rod beat offers fishing from both banks and is one of the most secluded beats on the entire river. Click Here for fishing and more details.

Salmon Fishing River Spey Ian Gordon

Tulchan has a reputation for being one of the top beats on the Spey. Beautifully kept, it has four x six rod beats. All are double bank fishing and have an array of stunning pools. 

Each beat has a fulltime ghillie whos time is shared between the 6 anglers. Fishing is with fly only and is easy wading. The beats have the best-appointed fishing huts and perfect roads, so no need for a 4x4 when fishing here. 

Easter Elchies - A 3-rod beat situated on the Lower middle part of the river Easter Elchies marches with Arndilly on the downstream side and Craigellachie on the up. A left bank beat it has 5 main fishing pools. It has a full-time ghillie and a very well-appointed safe and warm fishing hut. Access to the various pools is by car along hard, well maintained roads. 

Easter Elchies