The salmon fishing season on the River Deveron runs from
11th February until 31st October each year.
The Deveron is known particularly for being where Clementina 'Tiny' Morison caught a 61lb salmon in 1924 at Mountblairy on the Deveron. This is the biggest salmon on record to be caught on the fly in the UK!
We are lucky that, on six occasions, fish caught on our beats have won the Morison Trophy - a trophy presented each year to the angler who has caught the biggest salmon by fly on the Deveron.
2011 – Jean Marshall caught a 29lb salmon at Upper Netherdale
2012 – Craig Wyness caught a 29lb salmon at Upper Netherdale
2015 – Craig Wyness caught a 30lb salmon at Upper Netherdale
2019 – Ronald Ewen caught a 25lb salmon at Lower Netherdale
2021 – Richard Breakell caught a 23lb salmon at Ardmiddle
2022 – Gavin Hepburn caught a 22lb salmon at Lower Netherdale
Salmon Highlights Gallery
Craig Wyness, Upper Netherdale Beat 2 - October 2015
James Hewetson-Brown - Upper Netherdale Beat 1 - June 2022
Matthew Will, Carnousie - October 2018
Tom Hopkinson, First Fish, Laithers - June 2022
Keith Wilkins, Lower Netherdale - April 2019
Jim Cruickshank, Carnousie - August 2017
Craig Wyness, Carnousie - 2011
Ghillie Willie Smith with Craig Wyness' Salmon, Upper Netherdale Beat 2 - 2012
Graeme Cheyne, Ardmiddle - April 2018
Craig Wyness - Pacific Pink Salmon, Carnousie - September 2017