The River Tay has seen one of its best salmon-fishing seasons in recent years with catches up by a fifth.

It’s estimated that more than 5,500 salmon were landed this year with a marked improvement in the quality of fish returning to the river.

The welcome boost for the Cargill beat in Perthshire has seen ghillie David Godfrey celebrating the best season in ten years.

He told STV News: “We ended up with 425 salmon and 41 sea trout. The quality is very good this year, we’ve had several fish over 20 pounds, fish up to 28 pounds in weight and really solid, very well fed salmon.”