Sea Trout Fishing on the River Spey

 

A few summer sea trout nights on the Spey at Grantown

by John Gray

The Spey is justly famous for its salmon fly fishing. Some of the best salmon fly water, and some of the most expensive, can be found on the renowned beats on the lower half of the river. For those of us with a passion for sea trout night fishing, the best of the fishing lies on the beats on the upper middle Spey, above Grantown. Much of the sea trout and salmon fishing on this section of the Spey is controlled by local associations and day, weekly and season permits are available from the angling associations based in Grantown and Boat of Garten.

I took a weekly permit for the third week in June 2008 on the Grantown water. I was fortunate to find the river running at a good sea trout height of two inches above summer level and, although night temperatures were lower than I would wish, I had a couple of very productive nights on the river, with six sea trout landed and many more hooked and lost. All sea trout were returned safely to continue their journey to the redds later in the year.

Here are a few photographs taken during the week ......

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A Sea Trout Pool ......

Summer Sea Trout Pool

 

The fish, one of six sea trout taken in two nights fishing ......

Spey Sea Trout

 

Another Spey sea trout ......

Sea Trout Fishing on the River Spey

 

All fish were taken on simply dressed Needle Tube Flies ....

Grays Needle Tube Fly

 

A few more needle tubes ......

Sea Trout Needle Tube Flies

For more about the flies shown, see Grays Needle Tubes

 

 
 

 

 

 

For more information on sea trout fishing on the River Spey see Spey Sea Trout Fishing

 

For map and photographs of all the Grantown Association Pools see:

Grantown Angling Association Pool Photographs

 

 

 

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