Every cloud has a silver lining
and the FMD crisis may well have helped the runs
of spring salmon. While many of the beats below
Dunkeld stayed open, those further upstream all
closed, giving this years early run some further
respite. By the end of March the brood stock holding
tanks were virtually full. Only very large fish
are now required.
Many more beats are now opening up. As Nick
Mitchell from the Pitlochry tackle shop explained
" there have been good runs of spring fish
this year, but nobody about to catch them except
for a few lucky locals!".