The Salmon’s Journey returns to BBC ALBA

Presenter Neen MacKay in North Uist
Presenter Neen MacKay in North Uist

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 of ‘king of fish’.

And BBC ALBA’s popular fishing series Turas a’Bhradain: The Salmon’s Journey offers viewers a visual feast with stunning footage and returns with the very latest news from rivers and coastlines around Scotland, including the South Esk in Angus, Loch Lomond on the Firth of Clyde, the waters of the Uists and various rivers in Argyll.

Returning with presenter and keen angler, Neen Mackay, viewers are taken on a journey of discovering 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.

Yet, in spite of all the challenges face 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

The new six-part series also turned its attention to some of the less obvious salmon rivers such as the River Nith in Dumfries and Galloway and the River Endrick in Loch Lomond.

Produced by STV for BBC ALBA, Turas a’Bhradain will start next Tuesday (March 13th at 8.30pm.