The huts at Ballindalloch

Fishing the Spey

Fishermen and women travel from around the world to fish the famous salmon pools of the Estate’s Castle and Pitchroy beats. These make up the three miles of double-bank fishing on the River Spey that the Estate manages.

Well known for its torrents and steep gradients, the River Spey travels more gently through the Estate and provides good stocks of Seatrout and Atlantic Salmon.

There are two huts, both have toilet facilities and there is one on each beat. Anglers gather there to meet their ghillies before heading out to fish their water for the day. Most fishing is done from the riverbank but there are two boats for use depending on the conditions and the pool being fished.

Fishing Beats

Ballindalloch Estate offers two beats on the River Spey. Our Castle Beat includes the famous Junction Pool, which is possibly the best known pool on the whole river.

Six rods supported by one ghillie.
Marches with Tulchan D and Pitchroy.
All pools are double bank.

Four rods supported by one ghillie.
Marches with Ballindalloch and Knockando.
All pools are double bank.


River Spey Gallery


Additional photographs provided by Charlie Allan and Mark Melville.