Grew up there living on opposite from Hotel near Cargill, Used to tie my own flies and fished it since 12 years old ! Fishing for trout once and hooked a salmon I was terrified in case someone thought I was poaching. thinking 12 years old and I’m going to jail!!
Got the fish out fresh run with sea lice still attached 22lb female.
My dad phoned the Ghillie Colin Leslie and told him and he just said well ” it’s not the locals catching the odd fish I’m after, it’s the ones putting cymag in to take oxygen out the water and netting I’m after ”
Some time during the summer back early 70’s probably 1973/74 a helicopter landed at the hotel and a day later the Ghillie Colin was in the boat on the water with guests fishing and the boat came to the side.
It only turned out to be Charlie Drake & John Wayne! I was too young then to realise but seemingly they were both mad at fishing, fond memories now.