Published: 11/02/2017 06:54 - Updated: 10/02/2017 14:28

Salmon season starts at Aberlour

FISHING on the River Spey begins today.

This opening ceremony starts at 9am by the Penny Bridge at Aberlour’s Alice Littler Park.

In keeping with tradition a bottle of 12-year-old malt whisky will be tipped into the Spey, to wish the salmon good health and herald the start of the fishing season.

Moray MP Angus Robertson will carry out the honours, while Reverend Shuna Dicks will bless the river and David Grant will play the bagpipes.

Anglers are invited to attend the ceremony before starting on their quest to catch the first spring salmon of the season.

Drams will also be flowing and shortbread available to soak it up.

The Spey Anniversary Quaich will be awarded to the angler who catches the first salmon on the opening day, together with a bottle of whisky and a Walkers Shortbread hamper.

There will also be a prize for the person who lands the biggest salmon.

Competition rules can be found on the Spey Fishery Board’s website at www.speyfisheryboard.com

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