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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 river opening ceremony on the 12th February at 10am, to be held at Turriff Angling Association lodge (by kind permission of the Turriff Angling Association) and the opening ceremony will follow thereafter.

Special guest, Iain ‘The Bear’ Milne (centre) will present the Morison Trophy . Mr Milne is one of Scotland’s greatest ever rugby union players, winning 44 caps and was one of three brothers who all played for Scotland. Mr Milne is also a passionate Angler. Educated at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh, he played prop, and was part of the Grand Slam winning side in 1984 and was selected for the British Lions in 1983 and 1986. Mr Milne was inducted into the French Rugby Union Hall of Fame in 2011, a hugely significant accolade, as his career overlapped with some of the best French scrummaging players such as Vaquerin, Paparemborde and Dubroca.

Mr Robert McConnell, voluntary membership secretary of the DBIT, will have the honor of opening the Deveron salmon season. Mr McConnell has been instrumental in the success of the Trust membership, raising significant project funding over many years. Mr McConnell will bless the river with a dram of 18 y/o Deveron malt. Mr Robin Minter-Kemp, winner of the Morison Trophy for 2017; will make the first cast of the season. Mr Minter-Kemp secured the trophy by landing a 28 lbs salmon from Upper Inverichnie.

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