The Rivers Avon and Livet are
major tributaries of the renowned River Spey. They have a significant
reputation for the quality of the salmon and sea trout fishing that
can be enjoyed along their reaches.
The fishing rights on the Glenlivet Estate are
leased by the Crown Estate to local hotels, the Estate's sporting
tenant and to community fishing associations. Anyone wanting to
fish on the Rivers Avon or Livet must first obtain a permit from
the repective leaseholder and these permits restrict fishing to
the leaseholders beat only. Some of the leaseholders have specific
restrictions on their individual beats (times and numbers of rods
etc) and these are all explained on their permits. The beats held
by hotels and the Estate sporting tenant (Kylnadrochit Lodge) are
generally only available for respective residents/guests. However
non-residents are welcome to fish at certain times subject to availability.
Permits for fishing the community waters are generally more easily
available for non-residents of these hotels.
The traditional fishing seasons for salmon and
sea trout on local rivers are:
Salmon 12 February - 30 September
Trout 15 March - 30 October
Fishing is not generally allowed on Sunday by tradition