Week Ending 20th August 2010

It has been a tragic week on Speyside. Widower Dr Bill Richmond, 68 lost his life whilst fishing at Tulchan Estate. His body was found at Blacksboat following an extensive search by Police, coastguard, Glenmore Mountain Rescue Team and an RAF Lossiemouth helicopter along with local gillies and estate workers. Clinical biochemist Dr Richmond grew up near Cupar, Fife, and went to St Andrews University. He first worked at the Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, but later worked in hospitals in the London area, and became head of the department of chemical pathology at St Mary’s Hospital. He was well-known for inventing the cholesterol test, called the Richmond process. Dr Richmond was a keen fisherman and enjoyed his regular trips to Speyside.

Catches, Delfur had forty-five by teatime on Saturday. At Rothes Dan Drew’s party had twenty-five including a 25lber caught by Roger Ward. Craigellachie again had over twenty.  Wester Elchies managed 12 At Laggan Mr. Gilchrist’s party started the week with 9 on Monday with Mr. Gilchrist having 4 to his own rod.  Over the water Carron started at a much more sedate pace but finished the week with nine.

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