The River

The River
The River

The River

The River Spey is the seventh largest river in Britain, with a catchment area of 3,000km2, and a stream network length of about 36,500km.
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Pearl mussels

Pearl mussels

Freshwater pearl mussels Margaritifera margaritifera Freshwater pearl mussels (FWPM) are large, long-lived mussels that live in the bottom of clean, fast-flowing rivers. They are now…
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Lampreys

Lampreys

There are three species of lampreys in Scotland: the brook, river and sea lamprey and all three are known to occur in the River Spey.…
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Minnows

Minnows

Minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) Minnows are common throughout the Spey catchment although generally absent from hgh gradient upland streams. They belong to the family Cyprinidae, a large…
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Pike

Pike

Pike (Esox lucius) Pike belong to the family Escidae, of which there is only one species present in Europe. Pike are predatory fish and can…
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Sea Trout information

Sea Trout information

Sea Trout Conservation Under fisheries legislation Sea Trout have the same legal status as Salmon, and DSFBs are also responsible for their protection and enhancement.…
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Salmon information

Salmon information

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) The River Spey is famous for its salmon population and the fishery it supports. The River Spey has been designated a…
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Geology

Geology

The solid geology of the Spey catchment is complex although of the catchment is dominated by slow weathering crystalline rocks such as schists and gneisses…
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Catchment Characteristics

Catchment Characteristics

The River Spey is the seventh largest river in Britain, with a catchment area of 3,000km2, and a stream network length of about 36,500km, of…