The River Tay
Rae Borras indulges himself on some of the best beats of perhaps the best Salmon river in Scotland, the River Tay, in this episode of The Game Fishers Diary. The longest river in Scotland, the Tay flows through picturesque Perthshire countryside to the east coast. Known for having the biggest Salmon in the UK, it’s no surprise the Tay was home to miss Balentine’s British record of 64 pounds back in 1922. Rae fishes the first beat as a guest of husband and wife team Gary and Rona, who educate Rae on the simplicity of tactics that pay off on the river. After some quality fisherman’s natter with the locals on the banks, Rae jumps on the boat with third generation youngster gillie, Daniel, and soon feels the pull of a strong, fresh Atlantic Salmon on the end of his fly line.