Our Story

Our Story

The Best Smoked Trout & Salmon You’ve Ever Tasted


RR. Spink & Sons has fished in Scotland since 1715. Still based in our ancestral home of Arbroath on the Scottish East Coast, we hand prepare smoked salmon and trout using the best quality ingredients with no artificial additives. Having celebrated our 300th year in 2015, we’re proud to hold a Royal Warrant as testament to our fantastic quality smoked fish.

Our Heritage

Our Heritage

Smoked Trout & Salmon Steeped In History


For 300 years, generation upon generation of passionate fishermen and women have worked in tune with the sea, catching and preparing the finest RR. Spink & Sons smoked fish. We’ve drawn inspiration from Scotland’s highland streams and lochs, using native woods and traditional methods to create a delicious range of smoked trout and salmon.

Loch Etive

Loch Etive

Smoked Trout From A Beautiful Scottish Sea Loch


We believe Scottish fish is the best in the world for both quality and flavour. Every step of the journey your smoked salmon and trout takes – from Scottish sea lochs, to your plate – is traceable. Located in the Highlands and surrounded by incredible scenery, Loch Etive is the sole source of our smoked trout, so you’re guaranteed exceptional quality fish only Scottish landscapes can inspire.

Hand Prepared Fish

Hand Prepared Fish

Smoked trout & salmon handcrafted with love & tradition


Upholding the craft of yesteryear, our Arbroath team still prepares every smoked trout and salmon by hand - from curing and smoking to slicing and finishing. It’s our dedication to using traditional methods, the best quality ingredients and native woods for smoking that makes RR. Spink smoked trout and salmon the most delicious you’ll try.

RSPCA Assured

RSPCA Assured

Sustainably Farmed Trout


In addition to our Royal Warrant, we’re honoured to hold an RSPCA Assured endorsement for our sustainably farmed trout. Our trout are responsibly reared in a way that mimics the way they would live in the wild - with flowing water and plenty of space - to meet the highest welfare standards possible. It’s a philosophy that marries with our approach to hand preparing each fish, promising exceptional quality smoked trout for you to enjoy.

Sustainable Fish

Sustainable Fish

Trout & Salmon Farmed To The Highest Standard


RR. Spink & Sons smoked trout and salmon is created using only sustainably sourced fish, responsibly farmed in Scottish waters we know and trust. This is essential to ensure sufficient food stocks for future generations, and to guarantee minimal environmental impact with the lowest carbon footprint achievable. In fact, we’re proud to say our smoked trout is one of the lowest impact farmed sources of protein available.

Omega-3

Omega-3

Smoked Trout & Salmon Is Full Of Natural Goodness


Using the very best quality ingredients to create our smoked trout and salmon means no artificial additives are necessary. That includes any flavourings – everything is 100% natural, allowing the naturally lovely flavour of our fish to shine. And it’s not just about taste - our smoked trout and salmon is also rich in Omega-3, low in saturated fats, and high in protein, vitamins and minerals.