Rob commented on how Thornhill looked like a ghost town after a very quiet salmon season but he stuck at it on the upper river beat north of Sanquhar we both know so well and where I have taken two October salmon in the past.
A feature of this beautiful wild, upland beat are the Highland cattle and I’ll never forget the wee calf Fergus who had a sore leg and was being driven around in a tractor trailer by the farmer’s wife on a visit there five years ago.
As you can see the water was low and clear and in the end Rob had to resort to ‘all necessary means’ to get his fish but get it he did. And returned it. So congratulations to the man with the drum sticks for maintaining some sort of rhythm to these dark days of pre-winter.