HIS­TORIC SEAL

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Letters -

A few years ago I no­ticed an item in our lo­cal pa­per, The Banff­shire Ad­ver­tiser, where they re­print ar­ti­cles from 100 years ago. The gist of the ar­ti­cle was that a seal had been spot­ted on

Port­gor­don beach, a man with a ri­fle was called and he quickly dis­patched the seal. Its flesh was shared among the in­hab­i­tants. To­day there is a colony of about 40 seals liv­ing and breed­ing on the same beach, within three miles of the mouth of the Spey, and an­other colony a fur­ther two miles fur­ther east. Changed days, in­deed – plenty of seals and not many salmon. David Smith, Buckle

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