Special ladies' day held to encourage more women to fish for salmon
A special ladies day was held on the River Deveron near Turriff to encourage women to try their hand at casting.
More women are being invited to take up the sport of salmon fishing.
A special ladies' day was held on the River Deveron near Turriff to encourage women to try their hand at casting, on the beat where the largest ever fly-caught salmon was hooked, by a woman, back in 1924.
Professional Angler Anne Woodcock says it is an activity that everyone should try.
"Taking up fishing is an oppertunity to actually do something and realise that you can be good at it as well...taking up fishing, or any of sport as well and actually catching a fish or being able to cast a lovely line across the water it does give you that satisfaction,” she said.
The UK's largest ever fly-caught salmon weighing in at 61lbs was hooked on the river back in 1924 by Clementina 'Tiny' Morison.
Richie Miller of the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Trust, said: "It means a huge amount to us because it's a part of the river's natural heritage, it's one of the things that the river is famous for, it's of huge significance to the local area because of it's prominence you know in it being the rivers catch, the largest fly caught salmon in Britain so it was a special day when it came back."
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