Cawdor has a reputation as one of Scotland’s finest sporting estates, providing outstanding driven game shooting and fly salmon and trout fishing.

The Estate boasts 11, 300 hectares of beautiful moorland and carefully managed populations of indigenous red grouse, black grouse, capercaillie and released partridge and pheasant. Rising in the Monadhliath Mountains, the River Findhorn cuts through this terrain, and is famed for its large catches of river salmon, wild brown trout and sea trout.

At Cawdor Estate, we provide our sporting guests with tailor-made packages and itineraries, a service that can include ghillie support and tuition if required. Accommodation is available in our luxury holiday cottages, two of which are sited on the banks of the River Findhorn itself. Cawdor has a 70% catch and return policy to preserve fish stocks for future years. The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust promotes sustainable management of river resources and fish populations through research, restoration and education.

For further information on prices, up-to-date catch figures and fishing beat availability, please contact the Estate Office:

E: bookings@cawdor.com

Fishing at Cawdor Estate

The Cawdor Estate enjoys seven miles of the River Findhorn as it cuts through the Drynachan Valley, renowned for its excellent catches of salmon and trout, especially sea trout. The Estate has three beats along this stretch, the top beat being Ballachrochin, the middle, Daless, and the lower beat, Dalbuie. Each is provided with a riverside hut in which meals and refreshments can be taken, safe from the elements.

Let by the week, the three beats rotate over the course of six days’ fishing (Monday to Saturday) to allow anglers to experience two days at each location. Tuition and/or support can be separately arranged with an experienced River Findhorn ghillie. The fly fishing season commences at the end of April and closes at the end of September.

To provisionally book fishing on the the River Findhorn visit our Fishing Availability and Booking page.

For further enquiries, please contact our Bookings Manager, Bibi Kingham:

T: 01667 402402
E: bookings@cawdor.com

Shooting at Cawdor Estate

For over one hundred and fifty years the Cawdor Estate has hosted some of the finest driven game shooting in the Highlands. Visitors can enjoy organised shooting parties throughout the season (August to the end of January) among 11, 300 hectares of beautiful moorland with well-managed and plentiful stocks of indigenous red grouse, partridge and pheasant. Rough shooting is also available.

We provide accommodation at the magnificent twelve-bedroom Drynachan Lodge, situated in the heart of the Drynachan Valley. You can find out more about Drynachan Lodge here.

For further enquiries, please contact our Bookings Manager, Bibi Kingham:

T: 01667 402402
E: bookings@cawdor.com