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Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout Fishing on the River Deveron amidst unspoilt surroundings


Fishing the Deveron


The 60-mile River Deveron falls into the category of ‘hidden gems’ as far as brown trout, sea trout and salmon fishing are concerned. The Deveron boasts the highest salmon catch after the 'Big Four Scottish rivers'. In 1921 it held the British record for the biggest atlantic salmon caught on a fly at 61 pounds. To find out more about the river please  CLICK HERE


End of Season Atlantic Salmon (17 lbs or 8 kg)
Caught in Mill Pool, 10/2008

The Beat


The fishing at Lynebain, which is for two rods, consists of about 2 miles (3.2 kilometres) of continuous fishing, being 1.25 miles of both banks and 0.75 miles of single bank. There are 15 named pools, including the notable Mill Pool, which is considered one of the best salmon holding pools of the upper part of the River Deveron.


Fishing is by fly only. In addition to salmon, a good grilse run occurs from July onwards and Brown Trout offer exciting and challenging sport, especially on a dry fly in the early months of the season. The beat also catches the occasional Sea Trout.



This is a particularly beautiful and secluded glen.  Part of the charm of Lynebain is the close proximity of Waterside Farmhouse to the fishings, enabling the keen fisherman to try some of the closer pools at any time of day. Access to the pools is entirely on foot and, to preserve the unspoilt environment, only limited bank clearance has been undertaken.  As is typical of the upper reaches of a highland river, the fishing is a little more challenging than on some lower beats in more accessible locations.


3lbs Brown Trout (1.4kg) caught in the Duke's Pool
Fly - Olive


The Beat can be covered with single handed rods between 9' to 12' (2.5 to 3.5 metres), and chest waders are recommended for fishing the top pools. Suggested salmon flies on the river and beat include Ally's Shrimp, The Munroe Killer and Cascade, all of which are easily found in most tackle shops. Tube flies and cone tips are known to have been successful in the Mill Pool. Sea Trout may be caught on a Stoats Tail (also good for salmon), a Butcher or even a Teal Blue and Silver. The main Sea Trout run occurs from the end of May to the end of July and a 7 lbs fish is not uncommon for the Deveron. Brown Trout offer exciting sport in the early months of the season and may be caught on both dry and wet flies.

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