After 13 kelts and two springers that took the early release option, we’ve had our share of adrenaline at the beat so far this season, but nothing for the book until Friday when Jock McKellar brought in the first fish of the season on a zebra Toby out of Bridge pool.

The gloriously silver 16 pounder gave a spirited 20 minute fight and we wish we could share a picture with you.  However, with Jock understandably focussed on the safe return of a beautiful fish and our resident photographer just out of reach on the boat we missed the chance for a photo-op by moments – but even camera shy salmon are welcome!