Saturday, January 17, 2009

Salmon Fishing Scotland Opening Day Dinner at Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland 2009.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Opening Day Dinner at Kenmore, Perthshire, Scotland 2009.

Charity dinner sees anglers raise £14,000 for CHAS

MORE THAN £14,000 has been raised for the Children’s Hospice Scotland (CHAS) at a charity dinner held to mark the opening of the salmon season.

The charity event, in the Kenmore Hotel also saw the McTaggart Kenmore Trophy being presented the to angler who had the largest catch from the Tay on the opening day.

The trophy was presented to Glasgow angler Jim Fisher who took a 17lb fish from the Tomdachoille beat of the River Tummel, one of two fish taken from that beat to give owner Mr Mike Stewart his best opening day for many years. Back to the good old days for Mike, well done.

This is a picture of Jim Fisher with a lovely springer from the Tweed.
Well done Jim on such a notable opening day salmon from the Tay system.

The other fish—weighing 9lb—was, like all the other salmon taken on the opening day, safely returned.

The loch saw three fish taken, all by anglers out from Loch Tay Highland Lodges.

Boatman Grant Tigwell netted and returned a 14lb fish taken by angler David Jones, and the other fish included a 10-pounder for David Kennedy and a 9lb salmon.

The hotel pool at Kenmore also saw a small spring fish of 6lb 12oz taken and returned by west coast angler John Coultrie, spinning from the bank.

Islamouth produced two fish for Blairgowrie tackle dealer Robert Jamieson’s party, a 10lb 8oz fish for Mr Jamieson and one at 14lb for Mr Manning, while Upper Stobhall produced a fish of 6lb.

Burnmouth saw a fish of 19 1/2 lb taken by Spey angler Mr Robert Mitchell from Tulchan.

However, it was not entered for any of the competitions for opening day fish.

The charity auction following the dinner raised £5610, plus donations of £10,000—with one angling syndicate giving £7500.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

back to last year as i am just as confused now as i was then. I thought a kype indicated breeding intentions and spawning. The fish in the photo had a kype and as far as i gathered it means its a rawner, a late autumn fish.can you try and help out as i am slightly confused.

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