Findhorn, Nairn & Lossie Rivers Trust
Our rivers and fish are important natural resources and part of the heritage of our countryside. The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Rivers Trust is a charity which aims to conserve and restore stocks of wild salmon and sea trout through the sustainable management of river resources, habitat restoration, and provision of information and advice for river users.
The FNLRT biologist, Bob Laughton, is on the river throughout the year:-
Conducting juvenile fish surveys
Restoring riverbank habitats through the eradication of invasive plants
Monitoring and controlling predators and eradicating non-native species such as American mink
Monitoring developments such as wind farms and infrastructure upgrades
Inspiring schools and other groups on the wonderful world of rivers and fish
Find out more
If you would like to find out more about our work, our projects and our volunteering opportunities please visit our website www.fnlrt.org.uk, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
For more information about the Trust, or to donate to help with our work, please visit www.fnlrt.org.uk or telephone 07501 767801 or 07887 535986
Our office is at Logie Steading, near Forres.
Fishing Availability & Booking
Fishing Info & Services
Fishing Terms & Conditions
Fishing on the River Findhorn
Salmon Fishing at Logie on the River Findhorn in the Highlands of Scotland
Scotland is the home of salmon fishing, famed for its beautiful rivers and magnificent scenery and salmon fishing on the River Findhorn at Logie is no exception. The estate offers interesting and exciting fishing on the beautiful River Findhorn, covering a total of 3.25 miles of the river with the downstream limit being about 9.5 miles from the river mouth. The Findhorn is a medium sized spate river, and the Logie section covers some spectacular gorge scenery with the chance to catch a mixture of salmon and grilse, and, occasionally, sea trout. For more information on the River Findhorn, please visit www.FishFindhorn.co.uk, where you can also view our catch statistics.
When to Fish
Although the season for salmon and sea trout runs from mid-February to the end of September, fish do not normally reach Logie and Relugas until April or early May (timing is dependent on water temperature, which needs to reach 42degF for salmon to come up the Sluie falls just below Logie) and fishing continues until late September.
Fish caught in April, May and early June are predominately salmon, with grilse normally starting to run in late May. Thereafter a mixture of salmon and grilse are caught. Few sea trout are caught.
The Fishing on Logie Estate: Logie and Relugas Beats
All fishing is from the right bank and is fly only. We offer fishing for a maximum of four rods.
- The Logie Beat (2 rods) is fished Monday to Saturday.
- The Relugas Beat (2 rods) is split into the Middle Beat (fished Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and the Upper Beat (fished Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).
Relugas and Logie Beats can be taken together, or separately. Please note that if you take one or other section of the river, you are restricted to fishing only in these areas on the appropriate days. The beats are normally let by the week, although 3-day and even 1-day lets are available for certain dates. Please contact us if you have a specific date in mind.
We have a resident ghillie, Ewen Manson, who is a real expert on this stretch of the river, as well as rod, reel and line – both of which can be booked or not as you prefer. We also provide a comprehensive pool guide, written by Ewen, who will normally be available to show you onto the river and get you started in the best spots for the current conditions.
A Holiday For all the Family
While some of your party may want to be at the river morning to night, others may want to take advantage of the many things there are to see and do in the area for all the family. The scenery and walks are truly spectacular, Logie Steading Visitor Centre with its cafe, playpark and artisanal shops is on the doorstep, there are a host of golf courses, outdoor activities, beaches, distilleries and historic sites in the area as well as accommodation of all types to make your fishing trip a holiday the whole family can enjoy.
Fishing Tackle List
Salmon Fishing on Logie & Relugas Beats: What to bring in your tackle bag, as recommended by Ewen Manson.
Rod & Reel
Fly rod, 12-15 feet, optimum size 13 feet
Single handed rod 9-11 feet for low water summer fishing
Fly reel to match rod.
Any standard floating line with AFTM.
Rating to match fly rod.
Spey lines are very popular as they improve casting.
Multi-tip Spey lines are very good for spring fishing in different weather conditions as you can fish different depths of water.
Polyleaders. A selection of these from slow sink 5 feet to superfast sink 10 feet.
12-18lb for spring fishing
6-10lb for sumer fishing
Maxima Chameleon recommended by Ewen.
A selection of salmon flies, sizes 6-12, singles and doubles.
Types: Cascade, Willie Gunn, Junction Shrimp, Tosh, Ally’s Shrimp, Findhorn Killer, Logie, Flamethrower, Stoat’s Tail, Blue Charm, Hairy Mary.
Plus a selection of tube flies ½ inch to 2 inch various patterns as mentioned above.
Collie Dogs and Hitched Flies can work well when conditions dictate.
Footwear: Wading is not often required so good walking boots or wellies are the norm.
Knotless net: When returning fish use knotless net, try not to take the fish out of the water as they can easily be damaged. Slip hook out and gently hold fish in current to recover and release. Do Not lift fish by tail as this can damage backbone.
If further advice required telephone Ewen on 07730 956516