Monday 11thFebruary, was bright and cold but not a bad day for the river’s opening. The Spey unlike some of our neighbours has an open policy and everyone is welcome to the opening, it also is more generous to the salmon, pouring an entire bottle of Aberlour Whisky into the river, rather than a rather mean splash that some others use.
Last years Quaich winner Kevin James preformed to whisky pouring accompanied by piper Alan Sinclair. James (Jim) Walker of Walkers Shortbread was the guest of honour and welcomed everyone to the event. The Reverend Morris Smith blessed the river and the anglers.
A few pictures to give the feel of the event.
This year there was a 24 lb salmon caught at Arndilly by Stuart Martin with Keith McLaren the accompanying gillie.
Photographs of the Prize giving