In April of 2022, I took a trip to Scotland to go fishing for springer salmon on the River Spey. I stayed on the Orton estate near Fochabers, where I had the opportunity to fish on some of the best stretches of the river.
The springer salmon run on the River Spey is something that I have always wanted to experience, and this trip did not disappoint. The weather was mostly perfect, with sunny skies and mild temperatures, and the salmon were biting. Unfortunately, I lost one salmon, but I was also able to catch and release one beautiful springer salmon at the last day of the trip.
While I was in the area, I also took the opportunity to visit Cullen and Findlater castle. These stunning places, located along the coastal route to Aberdeen, were absolutely breathtaking and provided a welcome break from the fishing.
I filmed the entire trip with my iPhone, and was impressed with the quality of the footage. Despite not having my DSLR camera, I was able to capture some incredible moments on the river and at the castles.
Overall, my fishing trip to Scotland in April was a huge success. I caught and released one beautiful springer salmon, visited some amazing castles, and made some incredible memories. I can’t wait to go back and do it all again.