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The River Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board (RDevDSFB) and The Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust (DBIT) are delighted to announce the opening of the Deveron salmon season in association with The Deveron (Single Malt). The Morison trophy will be presented at the opening ceremony on the 11th February (10am) at Turriff Angling Association lodge (by kind permission of Turriff Angling Association) and the opening ceremony will follow thereafter.

Special guest, Marina Gibson will present the Morison Trophy and officially open the salmon season with a dram of 18 y/o Deveron malt. Marina Gibson is a passionate angler who was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood chasing salmon and trout. She is a certified Fly Fishers International casting instructor and 1st4Sport Level 2 Coach. Marina is sponsored by Orvis and is an ambassador for the Atlantic Salmon Trust & the Angling Trust. She recently launched The Northern Fishing School at Swinton Estate in the hope of teaching as many people the art of fly fishing and connect them with the great outdoors. 

Mr Ronald Ewen, winner of the Morison Trophy for 2019; will make the first cast of the season. Mr Ewen secured the trophy by landing a 25lbs spring salmon (below) from Lower Netherdale. Thanks goes to Henderson’s Country Sports for sponsoring the salmon rod that will be presented to Ronald for carefully releasing the winning salmon.

River Deveron