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The Association was formed in the mid 60's with the aim of improving fishing in the Badenoch area.

The Association controls fishing on:

The River Spey: Brown Trout, Salmon & Sea Trout, from the mouth of the River Tromie to the Spey Dam at Laggan

  • Beat 1 Dulchully access via North bank only & Beat 14 Ralia no salmon fising allowed.

  • From the beat end at Newtonmore shooting ground, westwards on the South bank to Laggan Bridge is not controlled by the Association & individual landlords must be approached for permission to fish.

  • Beat 15 (Glentromie): Access to the river limited to a 60ft wide passageway along the river bank, downstream from Kingussie.

River Calder: Brown Trout only allowed, North bank only

Loch Laggan: Brown Trout & Specimen Pike, A86 roadside only, no boats allowed.

Spey Dam: Fly Fishing only Brown Trout, 2 boats avail to hire – no petrol motors allowed.

Lochan Uvies: Brown Trout & Pike

Loch Ericht: Brown Trout, only 1st part of Loch

BAA Permit does not allow access to any tributory streams or feeder burns.

Night fishing only allowed on Lochs Laggan & Ericht


Association waters are covered by a protection order issued under the freshwater and salmon fisheries act.


It is illegal to commence fishing without first obtaining a permit.

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Fishing is mostly brown trout, but a lot of salmon/Sea Trout are also caught. There is also some good pike fishing between Lochan Uvie and Laggan.  Loch Laggan itself holds some specimen pike.

Catch Returns - All Salmon/Sea Trout caught (even if returned)

MUST be reported.  This is a requirement of Spey Fishery Board & Marine Scotland.   Please see more info below.


The Association waters are in the vicinity of Kingussie, Newtonmore and Laggan.

Thanks to Rod Frazer from Where Stags Roar for this lovely video






2024 permits now available to buy online & from Balavil & Duke of Gordon hotel - other outlets should have by end next weekend.

Same Prices as last year !

Salmon & Trout permits 15th Mar - 30th Sept

Pike Fishing all year

Juniors 12 and under can purchase a permit FREE

Day/Week Permits

Adult/Senior Day = £16 / Week £42       Junior Day = £11 / Week £21

Season Permits

 Local: Adult = £52 / Senior £32 / Junior = £21 

  Visitor: Adult/Senior £72 /Junior £26      

Local = PH19, PH20 & PH21 


It is illegal to commence fishing without a permit, if caught without a permit you will incur a penalty fee.



Season Info


Please note the Association is kept going on a day to day basis by the Association secretary only on a part time basis and is unavailable on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday's until after 5pm & until after 1pm on Fridays due to working for the NHS (may also be other days if doing overtime).  Weekends can also be busy so may take a wee while to get back to you if you leave a message.

7 Feb 24 - some interesting footage from our Spey Dam webcam from last season

Catch Returns


Please could you submit catch returns (even if you return fish) via any of the following methods:






Text: Secretary on 07564745294


Facebook: Badenoch Angling Association


Post: BAA Secretary, 120 Clune Terrace,

         Newtonmore, PH20 1DY.


Could you please also let us know if you have TRIED to fish for Salmon/Sea Trout even if you were not successful in catching any - Reporting  rod days is a requirement of MARINE SCOTLAND.  

All Salmon/Sea Trout caught (even if returned) MUST be reported

This is a requirement of Spey Fishery Board & Marine Scotland.

Please let us know your Brown Trout catches also if possible - thanks.

Catch return info is VITAL as it is sent to the Spey Fishery Board and Marine Scotland twice yearly (April to June report & July to September report) to help to identify the health of the fish stock in the river, so your help in completing catch returns as soon as possible would be very much appreciated.  

Catch Returns MUST be completed and returned by 10th July & 10th October.



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We will not pass your email addresses and contact details to third parties without your express permission.

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