In recent years the Coniecleugh beat has produced over 100 salmon and over 100 sea trout per year with some excellent holding pools.
Coniecleugh lies approximately four miles downriver from Huntly. Access is off the Huntly/Portsoy road B9022 to Coniecleugh Farm. There is a car park here with a fishing hut and rod box.
Coniecleugh is a double bank, four rod beat of 2 miles. There are 18 named pools and it has a reputation for holding salmon through the season (and notably as being a stopping beat for spring salmon).
The beat is a natural, wild beat. Little landscaping has been done to the water. The paths are navigable but please do take care.
Lower Castle Beat is adjacent and upstream of Coniecleugh and can be booked together for a greater choice of water and for larger fishing parties.