Whopper of an offer to Dee salmon fishermen

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Glen Tanar Estate hopes to reel in anglers from all over the country with a competition which will put an end to fishy tales of the one that got away.

The country estate will give away a weekend break in one of its luxury cottages to the fisherman who lands the heaviest salmon on its River Dee beats this season.

Fishermen who cast their lines this year will be eligible to enter the competition and will be encouraged to show off their catch by posting pictures and videos on the Glen Tanar Estate’s Facebook page.

Glen Tanar Estate wildlife manager, Colin McLean, says: “Salmon fishing on the Estate is incredibly popular, and we felt that our fishermen might enjoy the opportunity to take part in some friendly competition. All catches made will be logged and their weight recorded, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the season in September. We are also encouraging everyone to take a photograph or video footage of their catch and post it on the Estate’s Facebook page as evidence to their friends and fellow anglers that they really did catch a whopper.”

The first prize is a weekend for up to four people in one of the estate’s luxury self catering cottages. The second prize is a made-to-measure Dee wading jacket worth £265 which is being supplied by Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing in Aboyne.

Third prize is a bottle of The Dalmore Dee Dram whisky and some of Glen Tanar Estate’s own venison.

The four beats at Glen Tanar - Headinch and Cambus O’May, Deecastle, Waterside and Ferrar and Craigendinnie - stretch for over 16 miles and have yielded an average of 120 salmon catches per season over the past five years.

For more information on Glen Tanar Estate, visit www.glentanar.co.uk or contact 013398 86451. Visit www.facebook.com/GlenTanarEstate to keep track of the competition.