Tuesday 8 July 2008

18 lbs Salmon Landed Yesterday On Newtyle

Here's a shot of artist Alistair Makinson's 18 lbs sea-licer that was hooked with his 6th cast at the 'Trap' yesterday morning. This fine specimen was quickly returned to the river after a powerful scrap which took him down through the rough water and into the Cottar pool below. Alistair (one of the Uk's top landscape artists) is helping with a fund raising initiative where his original oil paintings and prints can be purchased with a healthy percentage being donated by him to the Tay Western Catchments Project (1017 mile Tay headwater habitat initiative). Clearly a tussle on the fly with this fine specimen is richly deserved for all Alistair's help. Here's a link to the TWCP Blog which is an outstanding and daily updated blog showing shots & videos of what the surveyors are encountering up in the Tay's headwater rivers Lyon, Lochay & Dochart.

Jock Monteith

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