Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay Opening Day 2014.

Salmon Fishing Scotland Tay Opening Day 2014.

The dawn of the 2014 Tay salmon season is about to appear with much anticipation.

Conditions have improved over the last few days giving everyone out on the river a genuine chance of catching their first spring salmon of 2014.
The water levels have dropped to a reasonable but high river height and the river temperature has dropped below 40F or 4.5C giving the lower beats now a chance but it should be said anywhere in the main system is a possibility.

The river at Stanley.

There will be the usual opening day ceremonies up and down the river with larger events a Dunkeld and Kenmore. Details

This is a picture from the opening of the Tay in 1979 from the Newtyle beat just below Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. In the picture is the late Ian Redford (centre)and legionary Scottish Tay Ghillies Willie Laird (left) and Callum Gillies (right).
On January 15th anglers will be competing for the Redford Trophy, for the heaviest salmon caught and safely released from the River Tay on opening day was first fished for in 1986. It was named after the late Ian Redford of Errol, the then co-owner of the Newtyle beat who tragically died the year before.

The angler who lands the biggest salmon on the day will not only be presented with the Trophy but will receive a £250 tackle voucher courtesy of James Crockart & Sons, the famous Blairgowrie tackle and gun shop.

Anglers who land a witnessed opening day springer should contact Crockarts at 01250 872056 by no later than 5 p.m.

I hope everyone has a good 2014 Opening day and tight lines for the coming season.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi. I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed looking over your blog. Good luck to everyone kicking off the salmon fishing. Tight lines.

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