Scottish Flyfisher

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The River Beauly

One of the great Highland rivers to be harnessed for Hydro-electric power, the River Beauly is born out of its tributaries, Affric, Cannich, Glass, and Farrar. The spring run has diminished since the building of the Hydro dams and the best fishing months are now July, August and September. The lower river can also be good for sea trout, with the main run appearing in July. With the water flow controlled by the hydro electric scheme, the Beauly is less reliant on rainfall and can often provide good fishing irrespective of weather conditions.

Beauly Angling Club has water on the lower river, owned by Lovat Estates, which can be very good for sea trout. Day tickets are available for the tidal stretch below Lovat bridge. Further up the river, the Downie beat can also be excellent for sea trout, with a good Spring run around April and again in July when the main summer run of sea trout enters the river. Most of the Beauly beats are owned by Lovat Estates.


Senior Members –(River & Firth)  £80.00

Intermediate Members – (River & Firth) (16-21) £20.00

Junior Members – (River & Firth) up to 16  Free

Senior Citizen Members –(River & Firth) 65 plus, and have been a member for at least 5 full years –  £40.

New Senior Members – £100.00 (£80.00 + £20.00 Joining Fee).

New Intermediate Members – £20.00, no Joining Fee.

New Junior Members – Free and no Joining Fee.

Associate Member-£100 per season(not automatically renewable).


The River Ness

The River Ness is a big river, carrying the water from its large catchment on the five mile journey from Loch Ness to Inverness and out into the Moray Firth. One of the most productive salmon rivers in the north of Scotland, the Ness also produces around 200+ sea trout a year, not as many as in previous years but still worth having a cast or two.

The Inverness Town water is run by the Inverness Angling Club and is available to visiting anglers on a day or weekly ticket at very reasonable cost.

For information and permits for the town water and the estuary sea trout fishing, contact  the Inverness Angling Club

The club also offers a sea trout ticket at £20 per season. Fishing is limited to the estuary beat, from the Black Bridge to the sea.

Day ticket fees 2022

February 1 to May 31, £20 per day,

June 1 to October 15, £30 per day,.

Juniors (17 and under) £10 per day all season.