Is this the biggest rod caught salmon in the UK ever??   Recently updated !

  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, caught 2 years earlier, […]


Response on the report of the Wild Fisheries Review Panel   Recently updated !

    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   Recently updated !

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 […]

National Park man opens Spey. What do they do with our cash? 2   Recently updated !

think we are all hoping for a better season for sure and it was indeed nice to see the opening of the river better supported.I don’t know if I was the only one, but was a little surprised by the choice of guest speaker and by some of the content. […]

Have your say in the future of wild salmon.   Recently updated !

If 99% of us agree then we have a foundation to move forward together. So, what’s the situation with Atlantic salmon? An interesting question, with, it would seem so many answers! We’ve listened to so many theories but still there is no plan or real unity within the salmon angling […]

Netsmen Branded Wildlife Criminals! 2   Recently updated !

Although many had suspected this for some time, it would seem Usan Fisheries, a company who net wild salmon returning to Scottish shores, exporting them to many businesses world wide, have finally had to admit their guilt in a Scottish Court. Until recently wildlife crime in Scotland has been hidden from […]


Salmon Petition – Thank You All   Recently updated !

What Happens next The petition will be lodged with the Petitions Committee in the Scottish parliament. The committee may then invite those relevant persons to come and give further evidence before presenting this to relevant government departments. Although closed to the public, the petition shall remain open until the committee […]

Salmon Netting Petition – Why? 1   Recently updated !

because I simply don’t have the time to reply to all the comments left on the petition and social media sites, I have put together the answers to the most asked questions. What’s my main motive?? 1.      The number of fish returning to our rivers is lower now than any […]


Salmon Petition to the Scots Government   Recently updated !

​ Dear All, After the success of last years petition which attracted over 20,000 signatures and I am pleased to note that Scottish Government has now introduced a conservation measure from the 2015 season banning any killing of salmon before 1st April. However, due to what I feel to be […]