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Daily Archives: March 8, 2020

Singer blesses River Tay with whisky as salmon fishing season opens

Singer Dougie MacLean helped perform the traditional blessing of the water at a ceremony marking the opening of the salmon fishing season on the River Tay. Famed for his hit Caledonia, the Dunkeld-based musician joined Perth and Kinross provost Dennis Melloy in blessing the river with a quaich of whisky. The singer then opened a magnum of champagne and made …

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New salmon season opens on the River Tay after ‘worst’ year on record

Anglers marked the opening of the new salmon fishing season on the River Tay more in hope than expectation, after what is thought to have been the worst season on record in 2018. The mood at the event at Meikleour in Perthshire on Tuesday was said to be “optimism mixed with realism” after a dramatic drop in the runs of …

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