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Pictured in May, the upper section of our River Spey water can be seen in the foreground

Many of you will know that our non-profit making association waters are often regarded as the best in Britain.  This web site has been created to assist you to keep up to date with developments on the River Spey here at Grantown on Spey, in the Scottish Highlands and within the Cairngorm National Park.  

It will be of great interest to you to learn that, with the exception of the River Tweed, the River Spey is the most productive salmon river in Britain.  Based on the last 5 years catch returns, our association consistently produces 4% of all of the Spey's rod-caught salmon.

The Spey is also acknowledged to be the best sea-trout river in Scotland and one of the top three rivers in Britain. Our Association water consistently produces 20% of the Spey's rod-caught sea-trout.


Casting on the Long Pool

Please feel free to browse our site to gather information about the history of our Speyside club, how it is run and for whom. There is a pictorial tour of the river and its 32 named pools, a photo gallery of some specimens and events from past and present plus news and views on angling matters.

Log on regularly and check our News Page  for information about water height, prospects and weather. Check out our visit Grantown page to help you plan a memorable visit to our stunning angling club water here in the Highlands of Scotland where permits are always available for the day, week or season. Check our Catch Returns page for information about recent catch returns. Wet your appetite by having a look at our Pool Pictures and check-out our Photo Gallery page to see pictures of specimen fish and events on the river.


Mr. Colin Smith from Chorley with a fine fresh salmon.


The Association has been frequented over the years by many well known angling figures, Tommy Edwards, Arthur Oglesby and Hugh Falkus to name but a few, each rated the fishing at Grantown highly as does Andrew Graham - Stewart writing in Trout and Salmon:

" The banks are well looked after, even manicured in places. There is clearly a great determination to maintain the club's pre-eminent position among associations."

Praise indeed and good to know that we are lucky to have what is probably the best Association water in the country.


 Sea-trout fishing in Big Stream after midnight in June


What can S.A.I.A Offer You Either as a Member or as a Visitor?

Importantly the Association has secured the fishing rights to Upper Castle Grant all week. This means you can fish from Saturday to Saturday on the most alluring club water anywhere in the country.

Non-Resident membership is available at 595 for the year for 6 miles of double bank fishing on the River Spey and 12 miles of double bank fishing on the River Dulnain.


Fish and a beautiful fishing water, what a combination.


Welcome to the S.A.I.A. Web Site from

The Rt. Hon The Earl of Seafield (Hon President).

As Honorary President of the Strathspey Angling Improvement Association I am delighted to welcome you to our website, and hope that you find it interesting, informative and useful.

Our Association, based in Grantown on Spey in the heart of the Scotland's Spey Valley, offers excellent fishing both to its members and visitors to the area. Now this web site will allow all to keep up to date with catch returns and water information, fishing prospects and other news, and make use of our messaging system from anywhere in the world.

For our members and those who fish here regularly, they will enjoy seeing familiar (and maybe not so familiar) faces, views and pictures of the Association's beats. For those who have yet to fish the Spey, I urge you to visit Grantown to fish for salmon on what is - both reputedly and deservedly - among the best Angling Association waters in Britain.

Failte - Welcome to


The Rt. Hon The Earl of Seafield

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