Loch Fyne

Opinion: Don't blame farms for nationwide decline

THE first proper spring salmon I ever saw was pulled from the icy waters of the Tay on a bitter March day 20 years ago.

There was snow in the air, the water was barely above freezing – it actually felt lower than that even through a pair of neoprene waders – and the sky was glowering threateningly above the long salmon rods flicking lines out across the black river.

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