Tuesday 13th March 2012, 8.30pm on BBC ALBA
The Atlantic Salmon’s amazing ability to navigate thousands of miles of open ocean, and leap formidable waterfalls on its return journey to the place it was born, has justifiably earned it the title ‘king of fish’.
BBC ALBA’s popular fishing series returns with presenter and keen angler, Neen MacKay taking viewers on a journey of discovery charting some of the most accessible salmon fishing available in Scotland.
For millennia Scottish rivers have provided a home for this wonderful creature however, climate change and countless threats within the marine environment now mean its future here is uncertain.
Turas a’ Bhradain : The Salmon’s Journey, offers viewers a visual feast with stunning footage and returns with the very latest news from the rivers and coastline around Scotland, including the South Esk in Angus, Loch Lomond on the Firth of Clyde and various rivers in Argyll.
In spite of all the challenges faced by the ‘king of fish’, this captivating angling series uncovers some incredible success stories in the salmon’s world. From the remarkable story of how salmon mysteriously found their way back to one of the country’s most polluted rivers - the Clyde, to the council run beat of Callander Town Water, administered by Stirling District Council, which out-fished every other beat in Scotland.
This new six-part series also turns its attention to some of our less obvious salmon rivers such as the River Nith in Dumfries & Galloway and the River Endrick in Loch Lomond, and focuses on affordable salmon fishing.
Some of the extensive work being carried out by the many angling associations around the country to help the salmon’s fight for survival is also revealed with the Argyll Fisheries Trust being a good example of how they’re helping to restock some of Argyll’s once prolific salmon rivers.
Produced by STV for BBC ALBA, Turas a’ Bhradain will start on Tuesday 13th March at 8.30pm and thereafter on each consecutive Tuesday.