The Teith season was officialy opened on Wednesday past by Scott MacKenzie and was well attended by many enthusiastic and impatient anglers.
After the speeches and presentations by Provost Fergus Woods , Scott graced the river with the contents of the Ceremonial Quaich and we were off!!!
The Honours for the day fell to Clel Smith from Ayrshire, a rookie salmon fisher, who landed a sparkling 13lb springer from the Post Office Pool (see Fish Gallery) on a toby
and was later presented with a trophy and a bottle of malt for his efforts. Well done Clel!!
There were a couple of near things also , a couple of cracking fish caught by Gordon McKinnon and Bryan Miles from the Black Hole and Geisher.
However , both were deemed to be last years models by our Bailliffs and unfortunately were ruled out of the competition. Better luck next time lads.
Davy Jones and his team would like to thank everyone for taking part and wish you all "Tight Lines" for the new season.
Around the river I heard of 2 springers (one sea liced) both around 10lb from the Leny by Jim Baillie's party. These fish were significant in that the Leny stopped producing opening day fish around 10 years ago
to the best of my knowledge. I need to check with Willie Mutch and report back on that one!! Another spring fish of similar size was landed at Cambusmore so despite the poor conditions
of low water, bright skies and low temperatures , we did all right!!
Roll on a spate!
Great to be out again.