HIGHLAND SALMON fishing rewards anglers with some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. The Beauly is no exception, combining beautiful views with a high chance of fishing success, all within a 12-mile journey of Inverness where the local airport receives regular flights from other British and Irish cities.
Although there is trout fishing, particularly in the tributary rivers Farrar and Glass, it is as a salmon river that the Beauly is largely known. The river is divided into two beats, Upper and Lower, both of which fish well for salmon given the right conditions. The Lower Beauly usually produces the lion’s share of the salmon. Beauly Fishing Syndicate controls 3¼ miles of the lower river, which is divided into three beats: The Falls, Home and Dounie. Although daytickets are not available, rods do occasionally come up for let on a timeshare basis. Day-tickets are available to visiting anglers on the Beauly Angling Club water, which extends from Lovat Bridge to the tide. They cost a very reasonable £20. The Upper Beauly is defined as from where the River Farrar joins the River Glass down to just above Kilmorack Dam (which is fitted with a fish-friendly Borland-type lift). The Upper Beauly syndicate owns about 2½ miles of the river here, with day-tickets available through Fishpal and the Fishbeauly websites. Daily trout and salmon fishing permits are also available for the River Farrar, starting from only £15 for trout fishing and £35 for salmon.
A cast on the productive Lower Beauly Fishery.