So Saturday was the opening ceremony for the River Kelvin – the actual opening day of the Salmon season was Friday however it was a kind of last minute decision to hold any kind of shindig. Anyway, a quick post was made on the Fishkelvin site and some members agreed to pop along at the last minute. Some folk also popped by to pick up fleeces they had bought and to pick up permits – all was good. We even had a piper to walk us down to the river (it turned out he was a childhood pal of mine so we got to have a good chin wag)
Derek was drafted in to take photos due to my dodgy camera work so I got to mingle with folk instead of looking like the paparazzi. As usual with these things I was there early with the boy so I got to have a play in the park for a while before folk turned up.
Paul and Stephen were sent down to the river – Paul gave a wee speech and then some whiskey was thrown into the river. We all watched from a safe distance.
Some crazy guys stayed around to fish and everyone else went home – all in all a great day.
Make sure you check out the official photos when they are ready over on the association website – Derek also got in a wee video of the procession which should be fun.
Roll on the start of the Trout season eh?
31 days and counting down chaps!
edit: Here is the video