There are over 400 hundred salmon rivers in Scotland with some very famous river names amongst them like Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed.
There are over 400 hundred salmon rivers in Scotland with some very famous river names amongst them like the Tay, Dee, Spey & Tweed. The smaller rivers are fairly rainfall dependent so unless you can gain fishing access and move at short notice it's safer to stick to the 4 above major Scottish salmon rivers. The River Tay in Central Scotland is one of the most popular salmon rivers due to its huge headwater loch fed size and general accessability. There are also many good local hotel options in the popular River Tay Valley towns of Pitlochry & Dunkeld for visiting salmon anglers.
There are many Scottish river catchment lochs that hold salmon too however most of the salmon fly fishing takes place on the rivers. On the lochs the preferred tactical salmon fishing method is via static rod (hands free) shoreline boat trawling. With the more popular river salmon fishing approach a professional salmon guide will arrange the fishing access, provide all of the required equipment and teach you how to fish effectively for salmon. Follow this link if you'd like to find out more detailed geographic locational information regarding each of Scotland's 4 major salmon rivers and how to hire a professional salmon fishing guide on each river and exactly what that entails.
On the River Tay the popular local towns are Pitlochry & Dunkeld which have some very good hotel accommodation options and are close to the beautiful middle Tay salmon beats. On the River Dee the town of Banchory is the most popular Dee Valley town for visiting salmon fisher accommodation. On the famous River Spey the town of Grantown has always been a firm favourite for visiting salmon anglers and on the River Tweed the town of Melrose is also close to some of the famous middle Tweed salmon beats.