Blackwater Lodge Salmon Fishery - Maps and Descriptions

Salmon Fishing Season: February 1 - October 12


Upper River Lower River




Click on the links above to see detailed information and photos of the various individual beats.
Each beat page has a copy of the beat map & pool by pool descriptions. More will be added as soon as possible.

These pages give you an idea of the depth and detail of the information that we provide our guests on their allocated beat for their day's fishing with us.

Guests are provided with two plastic laminated maps:

- detailed route map of how to get to the beat
- Beat map with the beat description on the reverse side (description is the same as in these pages).

The Blackwater Lodge has totally exclusive fishing rights on an enviable selection of the best beats on this superb salmon river. 
Our beats have been carefully chosen to offer anglers a variety of fast water, flats & deep pools to suit all fishing methods.

The huge extent of our fishery means that we can follow the runs of salmon from the lower beats in low water conditions to the upper river
when they run through in high water. This unique fishery extends as far as 28 miles upstream from the Lodge.

A car is essential due to the extent of the river covered by our fishery.


  • Fishery Size & Extent
    Numerous beats averaging approx. mile each in length.
    The top beat is 28 miles (45 km) upstream from the Lodge.

  • No over-crowding.
    We seldom allow more than two rods per beat (fly-only)
    or four rods (all methods).

  • Wading is very easy, mostly over an even gravel bottom.

  • Sunday Fishing is allowed (unlike Scotland).

  • Daily beat rotation. You fish a different beat each day.

  • Your beat is selected from the best beats available considering the
    prevailing river and weather conditions, and the number of rods fishing.

  • In peak weeks, your allocated beat alternates between the upper & lower half
    of the river in order to ensure that all guests enjoy an equal variety of sport.

  • You are allocated your beat in the evening for the following day. In the event of rapidly changing river conditions, this may be deferred to early morning on the day of fishing.

  • Detailed route and beat maps, together with a beat description (all laminated in plastic)
    are provided to take to the river.
    A folder of aerial photos is also available for study in the Lodge.


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