The Old Salmon Fish House
The Old Salmon Fish House was built on
the banks of the River Ugie in 1585 and is the only
building in Peterhead to survive more than four
centuries. It was originally built for the Fifth Earl
Marischal for keeping game and fish. It has been used by
salmon fishermen for over 100 years, as it stands on the
banks of the Ugie, one of North East Scotland's most
prolific salmon and trout rivers.
Ugie Salmon Fishings operates this unique building as a
thriving business. Although it is not a museum, the
public are welcome to see for themselves the ancient
craft of salmon smoking and are given the opportunity to
buy the products offered direct from the Fish House.
"We the present owners of the Fish House, have mastered
to perfection the arts of catching, preparing and
smoking the Scottish salmon. The closely guarded skills
and knowledge of our forefathers have been handed down
from generation to generation."
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A visit to the Fish House gives a unique
opportunity to sample a taste of history. From here,
salmon is smoked, packed and distributed. Ugie Salmon
Fishings has been expanded to its present position of
excellence by, supplying their mail order product range
throughout the world.
Now you can sample our unique produce by visiting our
secure online shop from where you can purchase smoked
by credit card or by cheque.