You may have eaten salmon before but have you ever tasted Scottish salmon? What about Scottish salmon that you have caught and cooked yourself? You’ll never go back once you have tried this.
There’s a world of difference between a salmon that was produced in Scotland and one that you got up at dawn to catch. You put your waders on; you get setup by the side of the water and you sit, you wait and you wonder. Then, finally, you feel a tug and you patiently pull the reel slowly as you begin your battle of wits and hope to heaven you are not fighting an old boot. Then, the struggling creature starts to surface and you glow with relief - no, not an old boot but a beautiful and very large salmon dinner.
Image courtesy of Alden Chadwick
What a feeling
You cannot beat the feeling of power and success when you reel in a stunner so of course you have to take a photo of you holding it. Your grin is almost as long as the fish itself. Here at Murraypark Hotel, we like to offer our guests the chance to go on 'a fishing expedition to end all fishing expeditions' and when something comes up, such as a Rivers Trust event, we like to inform our guests so that they can participate if they wish. Miss Georgina Ballantine caught the UK’s largest ever rod caught salmon in 1922 making the river Tay famous for salmon fishing.
With a number of beautiful fishing spots in Perthshire, we are ideally placed to help you make the most of your fishing holiday. With some great room rates, you can save some extra money to enjoy a touch a luxury during your stay. When you are not hitting the stream, you can also take advantage of the passport to Crieff Hydro and make use of the facilities there – we promise you won’t be disappointed.