Salmon fisherman of Inverness raise a glass to the new season

More than 60 people were piped down to on the riverbank at Holm Mills to watch Provost Helen Carmichael to make the first cast of the new season.

A dram of whisky was thrown into the river by David Traill of Grahams of Inverness to “bless” the water before proposing a toast to what anglers believe will be a fruitful season on the banks.

Club member Alan Scott said anglers were glad to see the end of what can be for some a “long closed season”.

He said: “It went very well. We welcomed the Provost Helen Carmichael to make the first cast of the year; a time when more ladies are joining the club. It’s a good day for the club and the members because it’s always a long closed season when you are keen on salmon fishing.”

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