It was great to be up on the Spey last week for a few days with good friends before the season closes on Wednesday 30th September. Having a trip booked so far in advance that you really never thought the days would arrive was always going to be good fun when the calendar ticked over and what a great few days we had! The weather at the start of the week was warm and sunny, but by the time we reached the river on Thursday it had cooled significantly with overnight frosts. Exactly the conditions we’d been hoping for!Continue reading
Can I firstly thank you all for the tremendous response to coming out of lock down and the travel restrictions that were in place and for the bookings made in June which were at record levels for us. This week sees further accommodation providers beginning to open up too which means making a trip beyond a day trip now being well in reach and I am sure many of you are already making plans. Continue reading
I was invited to join a reception at the Scottish Parliament last night (Tuesday 8th January) hosted jointly between Fisheries Management Scotland and the Scottish Government on a matter dear to all of our hearts – making sure that conservation of our precious wild salmon is at the very heart of Scottish Government’s priorities going forward and I have to say that that the evening and the speakers came across as being completely joined up and genuinely keen to work together in their approach to take matters forward. Continue reading
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great festive season and Santa added a few new bits and pieces to your fishing gear which you obviously need!
Hard to believe that as I sit down to write my blog it will the first of the year and decade!! Where does the time go! Continue reading
I write this as CEO of FishPal, an ambassador of the Atlantic Salmon Trust and most importantly as a passionate salmon angler who cares so much about the future of our iconic Atlantic salmon. Continue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of returning to one of my favourite beats to fish, Wester Elchies on the River Spey. I was invited to fish by one of my very good friends who equally shares a passion for the beat going back many many years. Continue reading