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Abernethy Angling Association

Superb Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing on the River Spey

Join the Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Association and fish ten miles of prime salmon and sea trout fishing on the River Spey

 The Abernethy Angling Association has vacancies for the 2017 season and is inviting applications for full membership. Please contact the secretary (see below) for further information.

The best of the sea trout fishing on the River Spey is to be found above Grantown on Spey, on the seventeen miles of water managed by the two main angling associations on the upper middle river - the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association, centred on Grantown, and the Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Improvement Association, based at Boat of Garten and Aviemore (Abernethy Angling Association and Aviemore Angling Association recently amalgamated to form one association). Day and weekly permits are available for both associations. The Spey sea trout run normally begins in late May, with stocks increasing throughout June and into July. The best of the night fishing on the association waters is to be had through June and July, with daily and weekly permits available to all.

Abernethy Angling Association Beats

The main stretch of water controlled by the Abernethy Angling Association comprises six miles of double bank fishing on the River Spey, stretching from the Miller's Pool above Boat of Garten to Broomhill Bridge, below the outflow of the River Nethy, with 15 named pools and arguably the best sea trout fishing on the river system.  A few miles upstream, separated from the Abernethy water by the Kinchurdy fishings, the club's Aviemore beat stretches for a further four miles of single bank fishing on the left bank of the River Spey in and around Aviemore. Below are maps and photographs of both the Abernethy beat and the Aviemore beat, including the main fishing pools. We'll start at the top of the Abernethy beat upstream of Boat of Garten and work down to the bottom of the beat at Broomhill bridge.

Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Improvement Association

Abernethy Beat Map

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Miller's Pool Bathing Pool Boat Pool Croftmore Pool Croftmore Island Lackghie Bend Bulwark Lackghie Pool Tomdhu Frankie's Corner Nethy Pool Broomhill Upper Railway Pool Lower Railway Pool Looking down to Croftnahaven Abernethy Angling Association Map

Fishing Pools

1 Miller's Pool 5 Croftmore Island 9 Tomdhu 13 Frankie's Corner
2 Bathing Pool 6 Lackghie Bend 10 Upper Railway Pool 14 Nethy Pool
3 Boat Pool 7 Bulwark 11 Lower Railway Pool 15 Broomhill Pool
4 Croftmore Pool 8 Lackghie Pool 12 Croftnahaven  

Abernethy Angling Association Pool Photographs

Salmon are the main quarry in the higher flows of spring and autumn, the main salmon fishing months being April to June and again in September, with good fly fishing water in the faster pools such as the Miller's and Nethy, while other pools are more suited to the spinner. When the river level drops towards the summer months and temperatures rise, attention turns to the superb night fly fishing for sea trout, which arrive in numbers from May onwards, the runs (and catches) peaking in June and continuing through July. Together with the Grantown Association water downstream, the Abernethy Angling Association beats offer some of the best sea trout fishing in the whole of the UK, with fresh run silver sea trout averaging around 2 1/2 pounds and fish of five to seven pounds not uncommon, with an occasional sea trout into double figures. Daily and weekly visitor permits for the Abernethy water are available at Boat of Garten Post Office.

 Photographs of the main fishing pools on the Abernethy beat are shown below.

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The Millers Pool, Abernethy The Miller's Pool, Abernethy Angling Association
Looking upstream over the Miller's Pool Miller's Pool looking downstream
   
The Corner Pool, Abernethy Angling Association Abernethy Corner Pool
Corner Pool looking upstream Run into the Corner Pool
   
Corner Pool, Boat of Garten, River Spey Corner Pool Tail, Abernethy Angling Association
The Corner Pool Corner Pool Tail
   
Abernethy Corner Pool Bathing Pool, Boat of Garten
Looking upstream towards the Corner Pool Looking downstream to the Bathing Pool
   
The Bathing Pool, Abernethy The Boat Pool, River Spey, Abernethy
Looking up from the bridge towards the Bathing Pool The Boat Pool
   
Croftmore, River Spey, Abernethy Croftmore Island, River Spey, Abernethy
Croftmore Looking downstream to Croftmore Island
   
Croftmore Island, Abernety A A Above Lackghie Bend, River Spey, Abernethy
Croftmore Island A nice pool tail above the Lackghie Bend
   
Above Lackghie Bend, River Spey, Abernethy Abernethy Sea trout Angling
Stream at top of the Lackghie Bend Looking from the Bulwark upstream to the Lackghie Bend
   
The Bulwark, River Spey, Abernethy Lackghie Pool, River Spey, Abernethy
The Bulwark The Lackghie Pool
   
Tomdhu, River Spey, Abernethy Upper Railway Pool, River Spey, Abernethy
Tomdhu Upper Railway Pool
   
Lower Railway Pool, River Spey, Abernethy Lower Railway Pool Fishing Hut, River Spey, Abernethy
Lower Railway Pool Railway Pool Fishing Hut
   
Downstream of the Lower Railway Pool, River Spey, Abernethy Frankie's Corner, River Spey, Abernethy
Looking Down to Croftnahaven Looking upstream over Frankie's Corner to Croftnahaven
   
Nethy Pool, River Spey, Abernethy Nethy Pool, River Spey, Abernethy
The Nethy Pool with casting platforms on the far bank The Nethy Pool
   
River Spey, Nethy Pool Broomhill, River Spey
Looking upstream to the Nethy Pool Looking downstream to Broomhill
   

Abernethy Sea Trout

Abernethy Angling Association sea trout

One of three sea trout taken on the Abernethy Angling Association water of the River Spey on a simple one inch needle tube fly, between 11pm and midnight, 29th May 2017

 

The Aviemore Beat

The Association also manages the salmon and sea trout fishing further upriver on the Aviemore stretch of the Spey, from the Old Spey Bridge above the village downstream on the left bank as far as the Alder Bend opposite Pityoulish, which lies on the right bank. This stretch of the Spey, with 16 named pools, was formerly managed by The Aviemore Angling Association, which has now merged with the Abernethy Angling Association. This part of the river is generally slower flowing than the lower beats and is bordered by heavy tree cover. In many places it is most suited to spinning and worming but there are also some nice fly pools, particularly for sea trout night fishing. Permits for the Aviemore Association water are available at Cairngorm Mountain Sports.

Abernethy and Aviemore Angling Improvement Association

Aviemore Beat Map

Click on pool number to view pool photograph

Old Spey Bridge Pool Druie Pool Stoney Beach Run Stoney Beach Pool Temperance Pool Crankies Corner Butcher's Burn Pool Pike Pool Muriel's Pool Dalfaber Flats Bob Campbell's Pool Sandy Banks Alder Run Grassy Bank Alder Bend Island Run Aviemore Angling Association Map

Fishing Pools

1 Old Spey Bridge 5 Temperance Pool 9 Muriel's Pool 13 Sandy Banks
2 Druie Pool 6 Crankies Corner 10 Dalfaber Flats 14 Alder Run
3 Stoney Beach Run 7 Butcher's Burn Pool 11 Island Run 15 Grassy bank
4 Stoney Beach Pool 8 Pike Pool 12 Bob Campbell's Pool 16 Alder Bend

Photographs of the main pools on the Association's Aviemore beat of the Spey are shown below.

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Fishing the Spey at Aviemore Fishing for sea trout and salmon the Spey at Aviemore
Looking over the Spey near Aviemore The Old Spey Bridge
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore - Druie Pool Fishing the Spey at Aviemore - Druie Pool
The Druie Pool Tail end of the Druie Pool
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, Stoney Beach Run Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, Stoney Beach Pool
The Stoney Beach Run The Stoney Beach Pool
   
Sea Trout and Salmon fishing on the Spey at Aviemore, Stoney Beach Pool Tail Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, looking towards the Temperance Pool
Tail of the Stoney Beach Pool Looking down towards the Temperance Pool
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Temperance Pool Fishing the River Spey at Aviemore, Crankies Corner
The Temperance Pool Looking down to Crankies Corner
   
Fishing the River Spey at Aviemore, Crankies Corner Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, Butcher's Burn Pool
Crankies Corner The Butcher's Burn Pool
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, Butcher's Burn Pool Butcher's Burn Pool of the River Spey at Aviemore
Looking over the Butcher's Burn Pool Bottom of the Butcher's Burn Pool
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, above the Pike Pool Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Pike Pool
Looking Down towards the Pike Pool The Pike Pool
   
The Spey at Aviemore The Spey at Aviemore Golf Course
The River Spey at Aviemore The Spey near the Golf Course
   
Muriel's Pool Dalfaber Flats
Muriel's Pool, AAA The Spey at Dalfaber
   
Dalfaber Golf Course Bob Campbell's Pool
Dalfaber Flats Bob Campbell's Pool
   
Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Sandy Banks Association Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Alder Run
The Sandy Banks The Alder Run
   
Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Grassy Bank Fishing the Spey at Aviemore, the Alder Bend
The Grassy Bank The Alder Bend
   

Abernethy Permits

Daily and weekly visitor permits for the Abernethy Association water are available at Boat of Garten Post Office.

Day - 45

Week - 165

Aviemore Permits

Daily and weekly visitor permits for the Aviemore Association water are available at Cairngorm Mountain Sports, Aviemore.

Day - 30

Week - 95

 

Membership

The Association has vacancies for the 2017 season and is inviting applications for full membership. Please contact the secretary (see below) for further information.

Membership Fees

Adult - 190                        Senior - 110

"The best value salmon and sea trout fishing on the Spey"

 

For more information see

www.abernethyangling.co.uk

Association Contact

Alan Riach (Secretary)
Tel: 01479 831105
Email: secretary@abernethyangling.co.uk

 

View Google maps and aerial satellite views of the River Spey at Abernethy

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The Nethy Pool on The River Spey

The Nethy Pool

 

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Spey Sea Trout

A few sea trout caught on Spey Association Water

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Grantown Association Sea Trout

 

A Brace of Spey Sea Trout

 

June Sea Trout

 

Five Pound Sea Trout in May

 

  .... and a 12 lb salmon taken on a one inch needle tube fly on the Abernethy A. A. water of the Spey, at 11 p.m. on 3rd June , 2016

salmon from the Abernethy A.A. waters

 

 

 

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