FOR GRANDAD

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - Letters -

As a fam­ily we have al­ways fished up and down the River Tay, es­pe­cially the Kin­naird beat, un­til grandad found a time­share week on Tay­mount. We were look­ing for­ward to fish­ing it for the first time, but un­for­tu­nately he had dou­ble-booked his hol­i­day and was set to go on a cruise with grandma. He had even bought him­self a new Daiwa rod and Red­ing­ton reel for the oc­ca­sion. He asked me to take his new set-up and catch his fish for him. Sadly, three weeks be­fore the trip he passed away. My girl­friend Chloe, Un­cle Al­lan, Vir­ginia, cousins Henry and Ge­orge, and I fished hard for five days, up­set that grandad was not with us but de­ter­mined to catch his fish. On the sixth day, Cor­nelius the head gillie took us to the lower beat where I caught the fish we had been wait­ing for on grandad’s rod and reel. Ben Gre­gory, via Face­book

Ben, left, with the all-im­por­tant fish.

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