There are a number of excellent rivers for trout and salmon fishing in Aberdeenshire and Moray, which cater for both your fishing needs as well as your individual ability. It is a great time to fish this area, with running grilse and late summer salmon – ideal for a last minute, or autumn, Scottish fishing holiday.
Three popular rivers to fish in Aberdeenshire are the Don, Deveron and Dee. Excellent trout fishing can be found on the River Don, as well as good salmon fishing in autumn, and the River Deveron is best known for runs of large sea trout.
Banchory is a popular place to fish the River Dee. Although famous for its salmon fishing, the River Dee also provides excellent sea trout fishing.
Fishing in Moray
Many people visit Moray to fish the well-known River Spey, but there is also superb fishing to be found on the nearby River Findhorn. The large and wide Spey will test your single and double Spey Casting, whilst the Findhorn is a small spate river for easier casting. World renowned Spey Casting Champion Ian Gordon can help with planning your Scottish salmon and sea trout fishing holiday, as well as casting that extra metre.
For more information on fishing the Rivers Findhorn and Spey in Moray, visit Moray Fly Fishing, Forres Angling Association (for River Findhorn information) and Salmon Fishing in Scotland – River Spey.
Why not stay in a local holiday cottage for complete freedom and flexibility during your Scottish fishing holiday? There are many properties ideally located for fishing the fantastic rivers in Aberdeenshire and Moray, such as Moray Cottages near Dufftown – perfect for fishing the nearby Spey. For more ideas on where you can stay while fishing in Scotland, browse the selection of self-catering accommodation in Aberdeenshire and holiday cottages in Moray on EmbraceScotland.