Kelt Reconditioning   Recently updated !

Kelt reconditioning – I would encourage every angler to visit the hugely impressive unit at Almondbank on the river Tay. In late April we took a group of Norwegian students to the hatchery and were given a fascinating talk by the head of the project, Dr David Summers. Having the […]

Canoeing and Salmon Fishing

Canoeing and Salmon Fishing A recent visit to a certain Spey beat has left me in no doubt of the detrimental effect of the above on a salmon beat. Given almost perfect conditions we had this past week, a three foot rise the week before, followed by a dropping and […]

Fishing in Norway

Fishing in Norway 2015 Our hosted fishing trip to the Winsnes beat on the Gaula river is over for another year, leaving us to reflect on what, weather and water wise, was a difficult week, but when it came to fish, once again, the river came up with the goods. […]

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River Lochy Fishpal

River Lochy Fishpal. Having just returned from a nice couple of days on the River Lochy courtesy of Fishpal, I have to say, irrespective of the fish not playing ball, I enjoyed the experience and will return to the Lochy for sure. The river was low and with the unusually […]

It’s all about numbers! 1

Mixed Stock Netting It’s all about numbers! – I received two e mails today, one, from the NASF, the other from the S&TA (Scotland), both expressing their delight at the buying out of the netting station on the salmon netting station at Lauriston on the South Esk, nets which declared […]

Biggest Salmon in UK !

  Biggest Salmon in UK! For the first time today I saw the only cast in existence of the actual fish caught by Tiny Morrison in the Wood of Shaws pool of Mountblairy, river Deveron in October 1924. I have to say, having seen the replicas of Miss Ballintines fish, […]


Response on the report of the Wild Fisheries Review Panel

    Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land ReformAileen McLeod MSP T: 0300 244 4000 E: Rob Gibson MSPConvener Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee c/o Room T3.40 The Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP   Dear Rob   Thank you for your letter of 27 March 2015 […]

Usan Salmon Fishings – Let’s begin the fightback, gentlemen

I had this sent to me from a friend today – Please take time to read through and act upon this post, gentlemen I am writing this post because I am an angler of 55 + years’ experience. I am also a Queen’s Counsel and have practised in the Scottish courts […]