Scottish River

Note And Photo From:- Kelowna Trout Angler.

A Scottish River.

I have always been fascinated by water. If you stand by a pond in the early morning mist there is a distinct aroma with which all anglers will equate. However rivers have an even greater pull upon the soul.

The river of higher ground is always in a hurry. It has purpose as the lowlands await the fresh supply of water in the hope of preventing  the inevitable build up of silt which creates our great estuaries.

This river attracted my attention in 1969. I found it whilst touring Scotland and my memory fades as to it’s whereabouts.

Scottish river

It’s not important as the picture conveys all. Those rain clouds bring the life giving nourishment to the mountains in the background. When the slopes have finished with the water it is released and lent to the brooks that feed into the river. Quickly the level rises and somewhere below this point there will be salmon and sea trout waitng for the change in "texture" of the water which signals "time to go" and hence the continuation of their jouney.

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