The River Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board (RDevDSFB) and the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust (DBIT) have announced the opening date for the Deveron salmon season.

It will take place in association with The Deveron Single Malt Whisky, owned by Bacardi.

The Morison Trophy will be presented at the opening ceremony on Friday, February 11, at 10am at the Turriff Angling Association lodge and the opening ceremony will follow thereafter.

Special guests, Jim Murray and Sarah Parish will present the Morison Trophy and officially open the salmon season with a dram of Deveron whisky from Macduff.

Jim Murray is an actor (currently filming The Crown for Netflix) and avid angler who is passionate about wild Atlantic salmon and is an ambassador for the Atlantic Salmon Trust. Sarah Parish is an actress and well known for roles in television including Cutting It, Doctor Who and most recently Stay Close on Netflix.