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Strathspey Angling (Improvement) Association


When doing research on the iconic sea-trout angler Hugh Falkus, we came across his permit for fishing the Strathspey waters back in 1981.  Below is his ermit and a map of the waters them, plus an up to date webpage of the club in 2015. We hope you will find that of interest.







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.

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.


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 6½ miles of double bank fishing on the River Spey and 12 miles of double bank fishing on the River Dulnain.