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The River Conon offers some of the finest salmon fishing in Scotland


River Conon

Fairburn Estate has two and a half miles of fishing on the River Conon on the Lower Fairburn Beat.

The Fairburn Lower Beat starts from above the Blackwater Junction to the Orrin Junction. There are more than thirteen named pools on this stretch of the river, offering some of the finest salmon fishing in Scotland. 

Nigel Houldsworth has produced a print of the River Conon – to purchase it go to:

Our Ghillie, Russell Mein, looks after fishing customers. Five rods may fish the beat, cared for by the Ghillie. Fishing is from the bank (strimmed for 2 miles), wading when the water is suited or from a boat when the water is high. We have three boats available for use in selected pools.

Rods are available individually from the start of the season in February until May; thereafter, customers can take on all five rods for the week or make individual bookings. This continues until the end of September, when the season closes.

Rod Prices. Contact Russell Mein on: 07717294981, or email him at:

Fairburn Angling Club

Fairburn Angling Club was set up many years ago to provide employees on the estate with fishing. The Club still exists and offers local people with the opportunity to fish a salmon beat on the Conon, trout fishing on the Conon and trout fishing on the Orrin Reservoir. Contact: Ali Hunter 07879054282

Fishing enquiries

To find out more about fishing opportunities/charges and booking, please contact Russell Mein on: 07717294981, or email us at:

A beautiful fish from the 2024 season