Salmon and Sea-trout season- 11 February 2016 to 31 October
Brown trout season 15 March to 6 October Inclusive.
We can now offer tuition to anglers on a one to one or group basis from a
fully qualified instructor.
Learn to Spey cast, cover that spot where fish are -but is always just out
of reach or just brush up on your skills.
We can arrange it for you or if your beat gillie has no objections it can be
done on your beat at a time to suit you.
Please ring Frank on 01888 562428 to book a slot- it will improve your
We can also provide shooting instruction for both rifle and shotgun-
again from a fully qualified instructor- again contact us if interested.
We have some interesting developments in this area so keep looking back for
the exciting news -hopefully around March/April time.
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Update 20 January 2016
River Deveron Opening Ceremony 2016
& Presentation of the Morison Trophy
In Association with
The River Deveron District Salmon Fishery Board & Deveron, Bogie & Isla
Rivers Charitable Trust are delighted to announce the opening of the river
Deveron salmon season 2016 and the presentation of the Morison Trophy. The
trophy is being presented at the river opening ceremony on the 11th February
at 10.00am, Turriff AA lodge, Turriff. The trophy presentation will be
followed by the opening ceremony in association with William Lawson’s
whisky, Macduff. (The Macduff distillery was built in 1962 and most of the
output finds its way into the William Lawson's blend.) The Morison Trophy is
to be officially presented by Mr Paul Lawrie MBE. Mr Lawrie has also been
given the great honour of blessing the river with a dram of Deveron and
thereafter the first cast of the season will be taken by Mr Craig Wyness,
winner of the Morison Trophy for the second time.
River Opening Ceremony
Commencing at 10am there will be a series of short speeches by members of
the Deveron Board & Trust. This will be followed by the presentation of the
Morison Trophy by Mr Lawrie and Mr Gordon Morison. Following all launch
activities there will be a piped procession to the banks of the Deveron.
There Mr Lawrie will toast all anglers and the river wishing everybody
“Tight Lines”for the 2016 season followed by the first cast of the season by
Mr Wyness. All guests and members of the public will retire to the Turriff
AA lodge for refreshments.
Biography: Paul Lawrie MBE
Paul Stewart Lawrie MBE is a Scottish professional golfer who is best known
for winning The Open Championship in 1999 and being a member of Team Europe
winning the Ryder Cup in 2012.
The Morison Trophy
On the 21st October 1924 a remarkable event took place on the river
Deveron when Mrs ‘Tiny’ Morison established the record for the largest
United Kingdom fly caught Salmon, landing a fish weighing 61lb. In 2008 the
Morison family together with the Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Trust
designed a memorial trophy to be awarded annually for the largest rod caught
fish from the river Deveron that is witnessed. The Sculptor was Tarrats, one
of the most prestigious jewellers in the UK. The Trophy is made of silver
and black marble and is thought to be the most valuable game angling award
Morison Trophy Winner 2015 – 30.5 lbs Salmon
We are pleased to announce, Mr Craig Wyness from Peterhead has been
awarded the Morison Trophy for the 2nd time. The award was given for his
fly-caught 30.5lbs Salmon from Upper Netherdale. In winning the trophy, Mr
Wyness shall also be presented with a Vision salmon fly-rod, sponsored by
Turriff Tackle and Trophies (www.fishingthedeveron.co.uk), for releasing the
fish, a limited edition fly box and bottle of William Lawson’s Scotch Whisky
courtesy of John Dewars & Sons Ltd.
Deveron, Bogie and Isla Rivers Charitable Trust
The Offices, Avochie Stables,
Aberdeenshire AB54 7YY
Telephone: 01466 711 388